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The Grace Sweater is a simple, classic raglan sweater with balloon sleeves and purl edge details. The sweater is knitted seamlessly in the round, from top to bottom. The neck, hem and cuffs are worked in a 1x1 rib stitch. The rest of the sweater is worked in stockinette stitch. German Short Rows are used to shape the shoulders and neckline. Stitches are bound off using the Italian bind off technique. To ensure that the neckline doesn’t stretch over time, you can sew in a thin elastic thread along the edge.

 

The idea behind this design is to have a ‘basic’ sweater for which you can use many different types of yarn, always with the same gauge of course. 

 

I’ve made 3 samples using a different type of yarn, which results in a completely different sweater:

The 1st sample was made using 1 single strand of yarn (‘Sable’ from Laines du Valgaudemar), which is a combination of merino and French angora, which gives the sweater a beautiful all over fluffy texture .

The 2nd sample was made using 2 strands of Pearl Mohair held together (from MAJO Garn), which results in a very light, airy, fluffy texture.

The 3rd sample was made with a classic yarn combination: 1 strand of merino and 1 strand of pearl mohair held together (again from MAJO Garn), a combination that works every time.

 

The pattern contains a ‘modification option’ for the body: you can choose to work the body straight or with some decreases to get a more tapered shape.

 

The Grace Sweater is an oversized sweater with a positive ease of approx. 14 - 15.5 cm [5.5 - 6 inches] compared to the body bust circumference. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL correspond to a bust circumference (of the body) of approx. 74 (84) 94 (104) 114 (124) 134 (144) 155 cm [29.25 (33) 37 (41) 45 (48.75) 52.75 (56.76) 61 inches] respectively. Keep in mind that the final measurements of the sweater already take these extra 14 - 15.5 cm [5.5 - 6 inches] into account. Ease is a personal preference. Take the necessary measurements to determine the right size for you before you start knitting. 

 

Sizes:           

 XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL

 

Bust circumference: finished sweater:

89 (99) 109 (119) 129 (139) 149 (159) 169 cm                             

35 (39) 43 (46.75) 50.75 (54.75) 58.75 (62.5) 66.5 inches

 

Length: measured at center back, excl. neck, incl. hem:

56 (56.5) 58.5 (60) 61 (62) 63 (65) 66 cm 

22 (22.25) 23 (23.5) 24 (24.5) 24.75 (25.5) 26 inches 

 

Hem circumference: when using the “modification option’ for the body:

83 (93) 103 (113) 123 (131) 141 (151) 161 cm                             

33.75 (36.5) 40.5 (44.5) 48.5 (51.5) 55.5 (59.5) 63.5 inches

 

Sleeve length: measured under the armhole opening, incl. cuff: 

43.5 (44) 43.5 (44.5) 44 (44.5) 44 (45) 41.5 cm

17.25 (17.25) 17.25 (17.5) 17.25 (17.5) 17.25 (17.75) 16.25 inches

 

Sleeve circumference: measured at armhole opening: 

33.5 (35.5) 38.5 (41.5) 43.5 (47.5) 49.5 (53.5) 55.5 cm

13.25 (14) 15.25 (16.25) 17.25 (18.75) 19.5 (21) 21.75 inches

 

Yoke depth: measured from center back to underarm cast-on edge, excl. neck: 

18.5 (20) 22 (24.5) 26 (27.5) 29 (31) 32.5 cm

7.25 (7.75) 8.75 (9.75) 10.25 (10.75) 11.5 (12.25) 12.75 inches

 

Gauge: 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches]:

20 sts x 27 rounds (after blocking) with needles 4 mm [US 6]  in stockinette stitch in the round.    

Rib stitch (in the round): 21 sts x 27 rounds with needles 3 mm [US 2.5]

 

Needles:            

Circular needles 4 & 3 mm / cable lengths 40, 60 and/or 80, 100 cm

[US 6 & 2.5 / cable length 16, 24, and/or 32, 40 inches]

A tapestry needle. 

 

Suggested yarn:        

‘Pearl Mohair’ from MAJO Garn (25 g - 210 m) held double:        

225 (225) 250 (300) 350 (350) 400 (400) 425 g

OR

1 strand of ‘Sable’ from Laines Du Valgaudemar (50 g - 150 m): 

350 (350-400) 400 (450) 500 (500) 550 (550) 600 g

OR

‘Pearl Mohair’ (25 g - 210 m) held together with ‘Fine Merino’ (50 g - 175 m), from MAJO Garn:        

Mohair: 125 (125) 150 (150) 175 (175) 200 (225) 225 g

Merino: 350 (350) 400 (400) 450 (450) 450-500 (500) 500-550 g

 

Samples as shown in photos

For reference: I am a size S, but I prefer a more oversized fit, so I made a size M.

Sample 1 (Size M): ‘Sable’ in the colour ‘Praliné’ from Laines Du Valgaudemar.

Sample 2 (Size M): ‘Pearl Mohair’ in the colour ‘Electric blue’ from MAJO Garn.

Sample 3 (Size M): ‘Fine Merino’ & ‘Pearl Mohair’ in the colour ‘Organdy’ from MAJO Garn.

 

Used techniques:

- knit & purl

- knit through the back loop

- Make increases on right side (M1L / M1R)

- work back & forth as well as in the round

- 'Italian bind off' method

- work a double folded neck

- German short rows

 

>>> Check my YouTube Channel for knitting tutorials:

https://youtube.com/@a.dor.able_knits?si=sykMyHZq021Xlqoy

 

This pattern is a pdf-file & will be sent via email.

Refunds are not possible.

 

Grace Sweater (adults) - English

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