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  • Circle of Life - Sweater

    Circle of Life is inspired by life awakening again in the spring - the first tips of the hyacinths breaking out of the ground, the buds on the trees getting bigger and bigger. The comfortable circular yoke sweater features stranded colorwork, Roosimine, and lace, with each section of the yoke representing one stage in the life of a plant.

    The sweater is knit seamlessly in the round from the top down. After the sleeve stitches are placed on hold, the lower body is pure stockinette sailing down to the hem, as are the sleeves. Hem and cuffs feature corrugated ribbing. The pattern provides optional bust darts to ensure a great fit across all sizes and body shapes.

    Designer

    Julia Exner

    Yarn

    Holst Garn Supersoft

    Where to get it

    This listing is for the single PDF pattern. You'll get an email with a download link immediately after purchase. Your purchase includes the English version, the German version, and a printer-friendly English version.

    This pattern is available in Making Stories Magazine Issue 9, In Bloom.

    Errata

    Please note: The Roosimine stitches in the charts are incorrect. You can find the updated version of the charts on our errata page.

    All the details:

    Pattern Details

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
    Finished bust circumference: 86.75 (95, 103.25, 111.75, 121.75) [130, 140, 146.75, 156.75, 165] cm / 34.25 (37.5, 40.75, 44, 48) [51.25, 55, 57.75, 61.75, 65]” - recommended to be worn with 8 - 15 cm / 3.25” - 6” of positive ease at the bust.

    YARN
    Holst Garn Supersoft 100% Wool (50% Merino, 50% Shetland; 287 metres / 314 yards per 50 g)

    MC: 895 (975, 1100, 1250, 1365) [1510, 1665, 1945,
    2215, 2470] metres / 980 (1065, 1205, 1365, 1495) [1650, 1820, 2125, 2420, 2700] yards

    CC1: 40 (40, 45, 45, 55) [55, 60, 60, 65, 65] metres / 45 (45, 50, 50, 60) [60, 65, 65, 70, 70] yards

    CC2: 135 (145, 160, 170, 180) [190, 200, 215, 220, 230) metres / 150 (160, 175, 185, 195) [210, 220, 235, 240, 250] yards

    CC3: 70 (75, 80, 85, 95) [100, 105, 110, 115, 120] metres / 75 (80, 85, 95, 105) [110, 115, 120, 125, 130] yards

    CC4: 20 (20, 25, 25, 30) [35, 35, 35, 40, 40] metres / 25 (25, 30, 30, 35) [40, 40, 40, 45, 45] yards

    Sample shown is knit in colourways 070 Oatmeal (MC), 016 Cumfrey (CC1), 063 Dark Apple (CC2), 102 Old Gold (CC3) and 061 Verbena (CC4).

    Carmen wears a size 3 with 8.25 cm / 3.25" of positive ease.

    NEEDLES
    4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16” (or at least 1 mm / 3 sizes larger than main needle)
    3.25 mm / US 3 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or main needle size to obtain gauge)
    2.75 mm / US 2 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle one size smaller than main needle)

    This pattern uses the magic loop technique for the sleeves and the neck band.

    GAUGE
    24 sts x 35 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round in
    stockinette st and charted pattern, with main needle, after blocking)

    NOTIONS
    • Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)
    • Darning needle
    • Scrap yarn
    • Stitch markers
    • Tape measure

    Finished Measurements

    • Neck circumference: 40 (43.25, 46.75, 50, 51.75 [53.25, 56.75, 60, 61.75, 63.25] cm / 15.75 (17, 18.5, 19.75, 20.25) [21, 22.25, 23.5, 24.25, 25]”
    • Front neck drop: 4.5 (4.5, 5.75, 5.75, 6.25) [6.25, 6.75, 6.75, 7.5, 7.5] cm / 1.75 (1.75, 2.25, 2.25, 2.5) [2.5, 2.75, 2.75, 3, 3]”
    • Yoke depth: 24.25 (25.25, 26, 27.25, 29.25) [31, 31.5, 34.25, 36, 38] cm / 9.5 (10, 10.25, 10.75, 11.5) [12.25, 12.5, 13.5, 14.25, 15]”
    • Bust circumference: 86.75 (95, 103.25, 111.75, 121.75) [130, 140, 146.75, 156.75, 165] cm / 34.25 (37.5, 40.75, 44, 48) [51.25, 55, 57.75, 61.75, 65]”
    • Side length from underarm: 31 (31, 33, 34, 35) [35, 37, 39, 41, 42] cm / 12.25 (12.25, 13, 13.25, 13.75) [13.75, 14.5, 15.25, 16.25, 16.5]”
    • Upper sleeve circumference: 27.5 (30.75, 33.25, 36.75, 40) [42.5, 45.75, 48.25, 51.75, 54.25] cm / 10.75 (12, 13, 14.5, 15.75) [16.75, 18, 19, 20.25, 21.25]”
    • Sleeve cuff circumference: 20 (21.75, 22.5, 24.25, 25) [26.75, 26.75, 30, 31.75, 31.75] cm / 7.75 (8.5, 8.75, 9.5, 9.75) [10.5, 10.5, 12, 12.5, 12.5]”
    • Sleeve length from underarm: 47 cm / 18.5”
    • Total length from the back: 55.25 (56.25, 59, 61.25, 64.25) [66, 68.5, 73.25, 77, 80] cm / 21.75 (22.25, 23.25, 24, 25.25) [26, 27, 28.75, 30.25, 31.5]”

    Designer & Contributors

    Designer: Julia Exner
    Model: Carmen Bahlmann
    Photography: Melinda Dela Costa
    Tech Editing: Jessica Schwab
    Graphic Design: Camille Romano


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