From Susan Schädler, the designer: "Orlina is named after a small river in Spain where we used to spend our Easter holidays. We often sat around the campfire, wrapped in cosy, oversized pullovers."
This pullover has a seamless top-down construction in half-brioche rib. The raglan yoke with striking raglan lines, long sleeves, slightly cropped and oversize look hugs anybody. It is just right to throw on for chilly evenings with a campfire.
It has particularly beautifully crafted sleeves. The front and back yokes, including parts of the sleeves, are knitted flat separately from the top down to the underarms. After joining front and back the body is knitted in the round.
Sample shown is knit in colourway Water of Leith. Emma wears a size 3 with 11 cm / 4.25" of positive ease. Paloma wears a size 3 with 27 cm / 10.75" of positive ease.
5 mm / US 8 circular needle with a length of at least 80 cm (100 cm) / 32” (40”) (or needle size to obtain gauge, main needle)
4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm (100 cm) / 32” (40”) (or 2 sizes smaller than main needle for ribbing)
18 sts x 37 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round and worked flat, in Half Brioche, on larger needles, after blocking)
16 sts x 31 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round and worked flat, in 1x1 ribbing, on smaller needles, after blocking)
It is important to carefully knit a large enough swatch, wash it and allow it to dry completely before determining the gauge. Due to the loose knitted fabric, the finished sweater tends to stretch in length after washing.