The knitting pattern is in Swedish and can be knitted with two threads Heavy Merino from Knitting for Olive. Always do a worm test.
The Louisiana Sweater is knitted top down with raglan increases on the yoke. The neck edge, which is knitted in garter stitch, is folded and knitted down. The Louisiana Sweater has a short, feminine cut. The sleeves are finished with a tight elastic. You can advantageously use the technique of Italian unstitching along the elastic edges of the sleeves and torso.
Knit a test patch to find the stitch size that gives the right stitch strength, before you start with the sweater.
There are videos of all the techniques used in the pattern at www.petiteknit.com.
The Louisiana Sweater should have a range of motion (positive ease) of approx. 15 cm in relation to your bust measurement. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL correspond to a bust measurement measured on your own body of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 cm. The measurements of the finished sweater are indicated on the first page of the pattern (note that these measurements only apply if the knit strength is correct). Before you start knitting, measure yourself to determine which size fits you best. For example, if you measure 90 cm around the bust (or the part of your body where you are widest), you should knit a size S. A sweater in size S has an overall width of 104 cm and in the mentioned example will provide a range of movement (positive ease) of 14 cm.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL
Measurements of the sweater: Overall width: 100 (104) 110 (114) 124 (132) 138 cm
Length: 53 (54) 56 (58) 58 (60) 62 cm (incl. folded neckline)
Sleeve length: 41 (42) 43 (43) 43 (44) 44 cm
Stickfasthet: 10 stitches x 14 rounds in stocking stitch on needles 9 mm in two threads Brushed Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm
Knitting suggestions: Circular needle 8 mm (40 and 80 or 100 cm), circular needle 9 mm (40, 60 and 80 or 100 cm)
Material: 400 (450) 450-500 (500) 500 (600) 650 g Brushed Alpaca from Sandnes Garn (50 g = 110 m). Note that it is knitted with double thread, and that the amount of yarn indicates the total yarn consumption.
Level of difficulty: ★ (1 out of 5).
See the classification of difficulty here.
The pattern is sent as a PDF file to your e-mail address.
The white Louisiana Sweater in the picture is knitted in Brushed Alpaca in the color Natural from Sandnes Garn.