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Hana - Sweater

About Hana

From Elizabeth Nihoniho, the designer: "As a family we often holiday in rural South Island, New Zealand when we light a campfire and sit around chatting with our hot drinks while the children play tag in the dark.

With the sea booming below, the myriad of stars above and the occasional sheep calling to another, it is magic and these are the moments the Hana Sweater is inspired by.

The word Hana is te reo Māori (the Māori language) for flame, warmth and heat which is perfect for this sweater as campfires conjure up cosy cables and texture!"

Knit from the bottom up in the round, the rib is worked, followed by a texture section and then the body with a cable motif that represents flames. The front and back are separated and the final cables are worked flat, followed by another texture section and completed in seed stitch.

The neckline is shaped and short rows shape the shoulders before a 3-needle Bind-Off completes the shoulders. The drop sleeves are picked up and a short texture section is followed by stockinette sleeves with decreases for shaping and a rib cuff to complete. Finally a neckband is picked up and either a short rib crew neckband or a long rib cowl collar completes the Hana Sweater.

Designer

Elizabeth Nihoniho

Where to get it

This pattern is available in our Issue 8.

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SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
Finished bust circumference: 88 (96, 104, 112, 120) [128, 136, 144, 152, 160] cm / 34.5 (38, 41, 44, 47.25) [50.5, 53.5, 56.75, 60, 63]” - recommended to be worn with 10 cm / 4” of positive ease at the bust.

YARN
Wild Earth Yarns Somerset DK (80% Perendale wool & 20% Black Merino wool; 125 metres / 137 yards per 50 g)

1095 (1195, 1285, 1400, 1495) [1580, 1690, 1815, 1965, 2090] metres / 1195 (1305, 1405, 1530, 1630) [1725, 1845, 1980, 2145, 2285] yards

Sample shown is knit in colourway Amber. Paloma wears a size 3 with 22 cm / 8.75" of positive ease.

NEEDLES
4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle two sizes smaller than main needle)

This pattern uses the magic loop technique.

GAUGE
22 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch and cable pattern, on larger needle, after blocking)
22 sts x 36 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in 2x2 rib, on smaller needle, after blocking)

NOTIONS
• Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins)
• Cable needle
• Spare 4mm / US 6 straight or circular needle for the Three Needle Bind-off
• Darning needle
• Removable stitch markers (optional)
• Scrap yarn or stitch holders
• Stitch markers
• Tape measure

• (A) Back neck width: 17.25 (17.25, 17.25, 17.25, 19) [20, 20, 22, 22.75, 22.75] cm / 6.75 (6.75, 6.75, 6.75, 7.5) [7.75, 7.75, 8.5, 9, 9]”
• Back neck drop: 1.25 cm / 0.5”
• Front neck drop: 4 (4, 4, 4, 4) [4, 4, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5] cm / 1.5 (1.5. 1.5, 1.5, 1.5) [1.5, 1.5, 1.75, 1.75, 1.75]”
• Length of crew neckband: 2.5 cm / 1”
• Length of cowl collar: 33 cm / 13” (customisable)
• (B) Armhole depth: 17 (18.5, 19, 20.5, 21.5) [22, 23.5, 25, 27.5, 28.5] cm / 6.75 (7.25, 7.5, 8, 8.5) [8.75, 9.25, 10, 10.75, 11.25]”
• (C) Bust circumference: 88 (96.25, 103.75, 112, 120) [128, 136.25, 143.75, 152, 160] cm / 34.75 (38, 40.75, 44, 47.25) [50.5, 53.5, 56.5, 59.75, 63]”
• (D) Side length from underarm: 42 cm / 16.5” or to desired length
• (E) Upper sleeve circumference: 32.75 (34.5, 36.5, 40, 43.5) [45.5, 47.25, 49, 52.75, 56.25] cm / 13 (13.5, 14.25, 15.75, 17) [18, 18.5, 19.25, 20.75, 22]”
• (F) Sleeve length from underarm: 43.5 (42.5, 40.5, 39.75, 37.75) [36.75, 34.75, 34, 32.5, 31.5] cm / 17 (16.75, 16, 15.5, 14.75) [14.5, 13.75, 13.25, 12.75, 12.5]”
• (G) Sleeve cuff circumference: 20 (20, 20, 22, 22) [22, 23.5, 23.5, 27.25, 27.25] cm / 7.75 (7.75, 7.75, 8.75, 8.75) [8.75, 9.25, 9.25, 10.75, 10.75]”

Designer: Elizabeth Nihoniho
Model: Paloma Isa Mercado
Photography: Melinda Dela Costa
Tech Editing: Jessica Schwab
Graphic Design: Camille Romano


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