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Suolaulu Sweater

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Story behind the pattern

In the 3rd poem of Kalevala, Väinämöinen and Joukahainen are competing in knowledge and wisdom, and Väinämöinen sings his competitor into a swamp. In his panic Joukahainen promises his sister to Väinämöinen as a bride. Joukahainen’s mother is very pleased that her daughter will marry a great and important man, but the maiden is unhappy about her betrothal to the old gray bearded Väinämöinen. Sweater pattern is inspired by Finnish swamp and nature and Baltic and Scandinavian motifs. You can find my other Kalevala inspired sweaters from my Instagram account @ihtiriekkoknits

The sweater
The Suolaulu sweater is knitted seamlessly from down to top. Cropped and shorter, dropped sleeves. You can easily create a longer sweater by adding length to the body and/or sleeves. If you choose to make these modifications make sure you have some extra balls of yarn.

There are a lot of long floats in the colorwork, and best results will be achieved if you ensure yarn dominance. By this I mean that you always carry your contrasting color yarn to the needle below the primary colored yarn, and tie up long floats by twisting long floats those that are over 5 stitches.

Yarn
Retrosaria Pegulhal red brown and natural white approx 5 + 1 (6 + 1, 6 + 1, 7 + 2, 8 + 2, 9 + 2, 10 + 2, 12 + 2, 13 + 3) balls.
Or
Main color:
989 (1123, 1263, 1518, 1704, 1915, 2189, 2436, 2703) m
/
1084 (1230, 1384, 1663, 1866, 2097, 2398, 2669, 2961) yds
Contrast color:
166 (189, 212, 255, 286, 322, 368, 410, 454)
/
182 (207, 233, 280, 314. 353, 403, 449, 498) yds

Needles
Circular needler and double pointed needle 3mm (2,5 US) and 3,5mm (4 US). Stitch markers.

Recommended gauge
26x32 stitches per 10x10 cm (4x4 in)

Sizes
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL

Bust circumferences 86 (98, 110, 123, 135, 147, 169, 172, 185) cm/ 34.5” (39.5”, 44.25”, 49.2”, 54”, 59”, 64”, 69”, 73.75”) in

Measurements are shown in the photo

Shown in size S.
Model is 168 cm (66.14”) heigh, bust circumference 90 cm (35.5”).
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