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The Mila Sweater is a classic sweater with a modified saddle shoulder construction.

The sweater is knitted seamlessly from top to bottom. First the back panel is worked back and forth, with increases in every row to shape the shoulders. Stitches are then picked up from the cast-on edge for the left shoulder, followed by the right shoulder, whilst shaping the neck. The left and right fronts are then joined together and worked further back and forth. Once completed, the front and back are joined. From that point on, the body is knitted in the round. For the adult version, there are a couple of options included in the pattern regarding the length of the body & style of hem:

 

1. Normal length - NO waist shaping

2. Normal length - WITH waist shaping

3. Long length - NO waist shaping

4. Hem WITHOUT splits on the sides (normal length or long length)

5. Hem WITH splits on the sides (normal length or long length)

 

For the junior version, you can choose between a normal length and a long length, and choose to make the hem with or without splits at the sides.

 

Stitches are bound off using the ‘Ruke cast off’ method. Sleeve stitches are then picked up around the armhole opening and worked in the round. German short rows are used to shape the sleeves at the top. Again, you can choose to make the sleeves with or without sleeve shaping. In a last step, stitches are picked up along the neck edge. All ribbing, including the collar, is worked in a double twisted rib 2x1. As a ‘finishing touch’, the neck has a couple of rounds in stockinette stitch, which result in a curled up detail. The stitches of the neck are bound off using the ‘lace bind off technique’.

 

Level: Beginner friendly (with some challenges such as German short rows).

 

ADULTS:

The Mila Sweater is an oversized sweater with a positive ease of approx. 21.5 - 26 cm [8.5 - 10.25 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 21.5 - 26 cm [8.5 - 10.25 inches] into account. Take the necessary measurements to determine the right size before you start knitting.

 

Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL

Bust circumference: finished sweater:

96.5 (110) 120 (130) 140 (150) 160 (166.5) 176.5 cm                         

38 (43.25) 47.25 (51.25) 55 (59) 63 (65.50) 69.50 inches

Length ‘normal’: measured center back, excl. neck 

56 (56) 57 (57) 58 (58) 58 (59) 59 cm 

22 (22) 22.5 (22.5) 22.75 (22.75) 22.75 (23.25) 23.25 inches 

Length ‘long’: measured center back, excl. neck 

66 (66) 67 (67) 68 (68) 68 (69) 69 cm 

26 (26) 26.5 (26.5) 26.75 (26.75) 26.75 (27.25) 27.25 inches

Hip/seat circumference: with waist shaping, before the hem:

90 (102.5) 112.5 (122.5) 132.5 (142.5) 152.5 (160) 170 cm 

35.5 (40.25) 44.25 (48.25) 52.25 (56) 60 (63) 67 inches

Sleeve length: measured under the armhole opening: 

48 (46.5) 46.5 (46.5) 44 (44.5) 43 (44) 41.5 cm

19 (18.25) 18.25 (18.25) 17.25 (17.5) 17 (17.25) 16.25 inches

Sleeve circumference: measured at armhole opening: 

45 (45) 46.5 (46.5) 50 (50) 53.5 (55) 55 cm

17.75 (17.75) 18.25 (18.25) 19.75 (19.75) 21 (21.75) 21.85 inches

Yoke depth: measured from center back cast-on edge to underarm cast-on edge: 

25.5 (26.5) 27.5 (29) 30 (32.5) 33.5 (34.5) 36 cm

10 (10.5) 10.75 (11.5) 11.75 (12.75) 13.25 (13.5) 14.25 inches

Gauge: 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches]:

12 sts x 17 rows (after blocking) with needles 8 mm [US 11] 

in stockinette stitch.    

Needles: Circular needles 8, 6.5, 6 & 5 mm / cables length 40, 60 and/or 80 cm

[US 11, 10.5, 10 & 8 / cable length 16, 24, and/or 32 inches]

A tapestry needle. 

 

Suggested yarn

‘Hamelton Tweed 2’ from BC Garn (50 g - 60 m) held together with

‘Babysilk Fluffy Solid’ from Kremke Soul Wool (50 g - 200 m)

Normal length

Hamelton tweed: 600 (600) 650 (700) 750 (800) 850 (950) 950 g

Babysilk fluffy solid: 200 (200) 250 (250) 250 (300) 300 (300) 300 g

 Long length:

Hamelton tweed: 650 (650) 700 (750) 800 (850) 900 (1000) 1000 g

Babysilk fluffy solid: 200 (200) 250 (250) 250 (300) 350 (350) 350 g

 

JUNIOR:

The Mila Sweater is an oversized sweater with a positive ease between 13-19 cm 5-7.5 inches compared to the bust circumference. The sizes 2y (4y) 6y (8y) 10y (12y) correspond to a body bust circumference of approx. 53 (58,5) 63,5 (67) 71 (76) cm 20.75 (23) 25 (26.5) 28 (30) inches respectively. Keep in mind that the final measurements of the sweater already take these extra 13 - 19 cm into account. Take the necessary measurements to determine the right size before you start knitting.

 

Size
2y (4y) 6y (8y) 10y (12y) 
Bust circumference
66 (73) 80 (84) 88 (95) cm (finished sweater) 
26.25 (28.75) 31.50 (33.25) 35 (37.50) inches 
Length ‘normal’: measured center back, excl. neck 
36 (38) 42 (44) 48 (51) cm 
14.25 (15) 16.5 (17.25) 19 (20) inches 
Length ‘long’: measured center back, excl. neck 
42 (44.5) 49 (51) 55.5 (59) cm 
16.5 (17.5) 19.25 (20) 21.75 (23.25) inches 
Sleeve length: measured under the armhole opening: 
29 (31) 32 (35) 39 (42) cm 
11.25 (12.25) 12.5 (13.75) 15.25 (16.5) inches 
Sleeve circumference: measured at armhole opening: 
24.5 (26.5) 30 (33) 35.5 (36.5) cm 
9.5 (10.5) 11.75 (13) 14 (14.5) inches 
Yoke depth: measured center back, excl. neckline: 
14 (15.5) 17 (18) 19.5 (21) cm 
5.5 (6) 6.75 (7) 7.75 (8.25) inches 
 

Gauge: 10 x 10 cm 4 x 4 inches: 
18 sts x 28 rows (after blocking) with needles 4,5 mm US 7 in stockinette stitch. 
 

Needles: Circular needles 4,5 & 3,5 mm / cables length 40, 60 and/or 80 cm US 7 & US 4 / cable length 16, 24, and/or 32 inches OR double pointed needles 4,5 & 3,5 mm US 7 & US 4. 
A tapestry needle.

 

Suggested yarn: ‘Tweed Supreme’ from MAJO GARN (50 g - 350 m). Yarn is held double: 
Normal length: 150 (200) 200 (250) 250 (250) g 
Long version: 200 (250) 250 (300) 300 (300) g

 

Used techniques:

- knit & purl

- knit & purl through the back loop

- Make increases on right side and wrong side (M1L / M1R / M1Lp / M1Rp)

- work back & forth as well as in the round

- 'Ruke cast off' method

- 'Lace bind off' method

- German short rows

 

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

Refunds are not possible.

 

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