Knitting kit for Zipper Sweater for men by PetiteKnit in Önling No 1 and Önling No 2
The Zipper Sweater for Men is worked from the top down. The collar is worked in rib, then folded double and knitted together. The yoke is worked with raglan increases, first back and forth on circular needles to create the slit for the zipper, then in the round on the circular needles. The body and the sleeves are worked in the round. Finally, a facing for the zipper is worked from resting stitches, so the zipper, after being sewn in, also looks presentable from the WS. The zipper is sewn in between the two layers of knitting – either by hand or on a sewing machine.
Begin by working a swatch to determine which needle size you need to achieve the correct gauge.
The knitting kit contains:Yarn for the selected size and a printed pattern, which you'll receive physically with your yarn. The zipper is not included.
Zipper Sweater – Man is designed to have approx. 20 cm of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be approx. 20 cm larger in circumference than the chest measurement of the person you are knitting it for. The fit is oversized.
If you prefer a less oversized fit, a smaller size can be chosen. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) are designed to fit a bust circumference of 86-91 (91-96) 96-101 (101-107) 107-113 (113-119) 119-124 (124-132) cm
The measurements for the finished garment are on the front page of the pattern. Before beginning your project, measure the recipient of the sweater to determine which size to knit. For example, if the recipient measures 103 cm around his chest (or around the widest part of his upper body) you would knit a size L. A size L sweater has a bust circumference of 125 cm which in the given example would give the sweater 22 cm of positive ease. For a less oversized fit a size M would be chosen, as a finished size M sweater would have 16 cm of positive ease
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL)
Bust circumference: 110 (112) 119 (125) 132 (136) 141 (148) cm
Length: 67 (67) 69 (70) 70 (72) 75 (76) cm (measured mid back excl. collar)
This kit does not contain the original yarn used by PetiteKnit, but carefully selected yarn that matches the gauge.
350 (350) 350 (350) 400 (400) 400 (450) g Önling No 1, 75% Merino Superfine Super 100s Wool and 25% Angora, 50 g = approximately 180m
250 (250) 275 (275) 300 (300) 300 (325) g Önling No 2, 100% Merino Superfine Super 100s Wool, 25 g = approximately 120m
(The Zipper Sweater for men in the picture is knitted in Hyrdegarn from Hjelholts Uldspinderi in the color Marine blue.)
Zipper 6 mm, 35 cm (Not included in this kit)
Gauge: 15 sts x 21 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stockinette stitch on 5 mm needles after wash and blocking
16-17 sts x 21 rows = 10 x 10 cm in 1x1 rib (k1, p1) on 5 mm needles after wash and blocking (gauge for rib edges at cuff and hem)
21-22 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in 1x1 rib (k1, p1) on 4 mm [US6] needles after wash and blocking (gauge for rib collar)
Worked with one thread of No 1 and one thread No 2 throughout.
Circular needles: 5 mm / 40, 60 and 80 or 100 cm and two circular needles 4 mm / 80 cm. Double-pointed needles: 5 mm and 4.5 mm (unless the Magic Loop technique is used)
The price of the yarn kit is calculated based on the amount of yarn included, which is the amount we have used to knit the design according to the above measurements. Should you need more yarn, additional yarn can be purchased at regular prices by placing an order and state lot number in the comment box at checkout. All designs have been thoroughly calculated and tested.
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