- General knitting skills
- Short rows (explained in pattern)
- 3-needle BO
Lotte is half poncho, half sweater, fully perfect for keeping the chill away. She’s oversized and boxy but the long slender cuffs keep the overall silhouette from becoming sloppy.
The huge cable running up the front is not twisted like a cable. It is achieved by knitting each half separately and moving the “cable” sts back and forth from side to side. Side seams and 3-needle BO for shoulders are worked to create an exposed seam on the RS.
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S (M, L, 1X, 2X)
1200 (1300, 1400, 1500, 1600) yds / 1097 (1189, 1280, 1372, 1463) m heavy DK - worsted weight yarn that gets gauge
Swan’s Island Worsted
100% organic merino, 250 yds per 100 g skein
5 (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins in Russet
Shibui baby alpaca
5 (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins
US 7–8/ 4.5-5 mm straight or circ, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 7–8/ 4.5-5 mm dpns or circ (35" or longer) for sleeves (to accommodate all sts and use for magic loop)
US 9–10/ 5.5-6 mm for loose 3-needle BO
US 7–8/ 4.5-5 mm same size as working needles
Circ needles same size or smaller than working needles
2 st markers, one opening marker
16 sts and 24 rows = 4in / 10 cm in St st.
Note: row gauge is not really important.