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Purpurea sweater

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Purpurea is no regular cable sweater. With a beautifully accentuated mock (turtle) neck, a well fitting round yoke with a pattern of growing cables and a body with super practical side slits, it is a very modern yet potentially timeless garment.

The pullover is knit top-down in the round and split into two halves to be worked flat at the waist line. Side slits are optional and the amount of positive ease can be easily adjusted before the separation of the body and sleeves. The pattern also comes in three body length versions: cropped, slightly cropped and regular.

Sizes

  • The pattern is written for nine sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9) to fit 74 (84, 94, 104, 114) (124, 134, 144, 154) cm // 29 (33, 37, 41, 45) (49, 53, 57, 61) in bust circumference with ca. 10-18 cm (4-7 in) of positive ease and a finished bust circumference of ca. 92 (96, 110, 118, 128) (136, 150, 158, 172) cm // 36.25 (37.75, 43.25, 46.5, 50.5) (53.5, 59, 62.25, 67.75) in.
  • The sample is shown in size 2 on a 160 cm (5.3 ft) tall model with ca. 84–66–94 cm (33–26–39 in) body measurements. For more of the finished garment measurements, please refer to the schematic.

Yarn

  • ca. 385 (395, 440, 480, 525) (555, 620, 645, 700) g of Nutiden yarn from Honer Och Eir, 100% Swedish wool with approx. 500 m (546 yds) per 100 g plate, held double, shown in colourway Oxalis;
  • or an estimated yardage of 963 (988, 1100, 1200, 1313) (1388, 1550, 1613, 1750) m // 1051 (1078, 1201, 1310, 1433) (1515, 1693, 1761, 1911) yds of any other DK/worsted weight yarn with a matching gauge for a cropped version. Make sure you have enough extra yarn if you want to make a longer version.
My sample is worked with 2 strands of unspun yarn (Nutiden) held together. It did turn out quite bulky, giving me a sort of Teddy Bear feeling. Some of the Nutiden colors are more gentle/light, others are more sturdy/heavy. Oxalis was on the heavier side. So if you have a heavier unspun yarn (that also includes Plotulopi) and want a lighter version with more drape, think about using 1 strand of that yarn held together with a strand of lace/light fingering weight yarn to get the gauge.

Needles and notions

  • 3.0 mm (US 2.5), 3.5 mm (US 4) and 4.0 mm (US 6) circular needles; 
  • spare cables, spare circular needles or scrap yarn to keep stitches on hold; 
  • a few stitch markers; 
  • a 4.0 mm (US 6) cable needle (optional); 
  • a tapestry needle or a crochet hook to weave in the ends and for bind-off.

Gauge

  • 16 sts & 24 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) measured over stockinette stitch worked in the round on 4.0 mm (US 6) needles after blocking;
  • 20 sts & 24 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) measured over cable pattern of the body worked in the round on 4.0 mm (US 6) needles after blocking.
Adjust the needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • German
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