Thanks to my test knitters whom assisted in improving my Nora Sweater Pattern and to my vigilant technical editor Heather Zoppetti of Stitch Sprouts. The cover pictures are taken by photographer Kim Müller of dancer, Francesca Golfetto. The English pattern has been released in my Ravelry Store with helpful video links, a schematic and charts. Here is the essential pattern info: A mélange taupe in a delicate fingering weight yarn was chosen for this slightly fitted stylish cable sweater with a shawl collar. I chose a Missoni shaped puffed sleeve for a modern twist but you can chose a set in sleeve option if you prefer. A voluptuous small cable encased by side cables, reverse stocking stitch and double seed stitch was the beginning of this design.
Sizes: S (M, L, XL)
Finished measurements: Bust: 90 (94, 99, 104) cm/35.5 (37, 39, 41)” Waist: 78 (82, 87, 92) cm/30.75 (32.25, 34.25, 36.25)” Hip: 90 (94, 99, 104) cm/35.5 (37, 39, 41)” Length: 56.5 (57.5, 58.5, 59.5) cm/22.25 (22,75, 23, 23.5)” Sleeve length: 46cm/18”
Yarn: BC Garn Semilla Fino in sh ox103 (100% certified ecological wool, 240m/262yds, 50 g): 7 (8, 9, 10) balls; 1560 (1800, 2040, 2280) m/ 1706 (1969, 2231, 2493) yds. BCgarn.
Alternative yarns: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (100% wool, 105 m/115 yds, 25 g) Jamiesonsofshetland. Rauma, Røros Lamullsgarn (100% lambswool, 250 m/273 yds, 50 g) Raumaull. Or a similar 4ply/Fingering yarn.
Needles 3 mm/US 2.5 (80 cm/32″) circular needle, 3 mm/US 2.5 (100 cm/40″) circular needle and 3.5 mm/US 4 DPNs or needle to match gauge.
Notions: Cable needle, 2 stitch markers, yarn needle and scrap yarn for running yarn markers.
Gauge 28 sts and 38 rows in reverse stocking stitch measures 10 cm/4″ square. 26 sts and 38 rows in double seed pattern measures 10 cm/4″ square. 40 sts in cable panel on sleeve measures 12 cm/4.75″ wide.
Notes: Sleeves and body are worked in the round until armhole and then are worked back and forth. The large cable on front is changed to small cable with rev st st and dbl seed st before neck shaping. The small cable on the sleeves is the centre of the large cable on the body. The I-cord cast off tightens the collar, so if you prefer to it to lie flatter, bind off in pattern instead. Chose if you want to work a puff sleeve or a set-in sleeve.