This knitting pattern is in Swedish. It works great with 1 strand of merino and 1 strand of Soft Silk Mohair.
Stripes on the Length The sweater is knitted from the bottom up in a 4 row, 4 row rib pattern. The sleeves are knitted by picking up stitches along the sleeve opening and knitting in the round on a small circular needle or with double pointed needles. Finally, a double elastic edging is knitted at the neckline. Stripes on the Längden Tröja are thus almost assembly-free.
As the Stripes Length Sweater is knitted in a ribbed pattern, it will contract a lot as you knit it. In order to achieve the correct measurements and knit strength, it is therefore important that the sweater is ironed and/or washed before use. You can iron the sweater with a damp towel over it (do not iron directly on the sweater unless you have a steam iron specifically for that purpose), while it is stretched to the correct measurements (use tape measure! See first page for measurements). The sweater will hold this shape if you do it thoroughly and let it dry flat. When the shirt is to be washed, it should be flat-dried and pulled out to the correct measurements again while it is still damp.
Make a test patch, which you iron to test the knit strength, before you start knitting the sweater.
Stripes on the length The sweater should have a range of motion (positive ease) of approx. 25 cm in relation to your bust measurement. The fit is oversized. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL 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 (130-140) 140-150 cm. The measurements of the finished sweater are given on the front of the pattern. Note that the excess width is measured just below the armhole, and that decreases are knitted down the entire body, so that the sweater tapers a little at the bottom. Before you start knitting, measure yourself to find the size that fits you best. If you e.g. measures 90 cm around the bust (or the widest part of your body), you should knit a size S. A sweater in size S has an overall width of 114 cm and in the mentioned example will give a range of movement (positive ease) of 24 cm.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL
Overwidth: 105 (114) 122 (130) 139 (147) 156 (173) 181 cm
Full length: 59 (61) 62 (65) 70 (71) 73 (75) 76 cm
Stickfasthet: 19 stitches x 26 rows in rib pattern (K4, P4) after washing and blocking = 10 x 10 cm
Knitting suggestions: Circular needles 4 mm and 4.5 mm (40 and 80 or 100 cm), double pointed needles 4 mm
Material: 250 (300) 300 (350) 350 (350) 400 (400) 450 g Arwetta from Filcolana (50 g = 210 m) or Sunday from Sandnes Garn (50 g = 235 m) knit together with 125 (150) 150 (175) 175 (175) 175-200 (200) 200 g Tilia from Filcolana (25 g = 210 m) orThin Silk Mohair from Sandnes Garn (25 g = 212 m)
Level of difficulty: ★ ★ ★ (3 out of 5).