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Aarni

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Knitting at its best can give you clarity and peace of mind. Let this sweater lead you through old-growth forest and help you find yourself a quiet spot. (The name, Aarni, is Finnish and refers to old-growth forest.)

Aarni is a relaxed boxy sweater with 3/4 length raglan sleeves. The sweater features a simple eyelet stitch pattern on the sleeves and a cable pattern in the front. Aarni is worked seamlessly top down and the back of the neck is shaped with short rows.

Size
XXS-XS-S (M1-M2-L1) L2-XL-2XL-3XL

This sweater is meant to be worn with positive ease. Choose a size with approx. 8’’/20 cm positive ease at bust circumference.

Finished measurements
Sleeve length: 12.5-12.5-12.5 (12.75-12.75-13) 13-13-13-13’’ / 31.5-31.5-31.5 (32-32-33) 33-33-33-33 cm

Upper arm circumference: 12-12.25-13 (13.5-14.25-14.75) 15.5-16.25-18-20’’ / 30-31-33 (34-36-37) 39-41-45-50 cm

Bust (waist and hip) circumference: 38-40.75-42 (43.5-45-48) 49-52.25-56.75-63’’ / 95-102-105 (109-113-120) 123-131-142-158 cm

Neckline depth: 3.5-2.75-2.75 (3-2.75-2.75) 3.0-2.75-2.75’’ / 8.5-7-7 (7.5-7-7) 7.5-7-8-8 cm

Armhole depth: 7.5-7.5-8 (8.25-8.5-8.75) 8.75-9.5-9.75-10.25’’ / 19-19-20 (20.5-21.5-22) 22-23.5-24.5-26 cm

Body length from underarm: 18.75’’ / 47 cm

Yarn
Lanitium ex machina Suomenlammas (100 % Finnsheep lamb’s wool, 300 m/115 g), or other DK weight yarn.

4-4-4 (4-4-5) 5-5-5-6 skeins.

Yardage
1025-1100-1155 (1210-1265-1355) 1400-1505-1630-1860 yards / 935-1005-1055 (1105-1155-1240) 1280-1375-1490-1700 m.

Needles
US 3 (3.25 mm) and US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 24’’/60 cm long, and dpns in the bigger size if you prefer to work the sleeves with them. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the right gauge.

Gauge
20 sts x 26 rnds = 4x4’’ / 10x10 cm in stockinette stitch with the bigger needles, knit in the round (after blocking).

Other
4 sts markers, scrap yarn, cable needle, tapestry needle.

Techniques
Short rows, twisted ribbing, cables
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