You too can knit your very own version of Elsebeth's fabulous design Knus.
Elsebeth descibes her design as "I got a mail and I quote: “Knus” – Hug. For me it means to hug autumn instead of complaining about the weather etc. Being wrapped in something light, warm and cosy – isn´t it something we all want/need? I agree!"
Construction : The Knus is an easy round yoke sweater in available in 6 sizes. It is worked with different sets of rib patterns at the yoke and broken rib at the body and sleeves.
The sweater is worked from the top down with the possibility to adjust the length of the sleeves and the body.
The knit starts with a rib at the neck and afterwards short rows for a lowered neckline. The increases for yoke and arms create a rounded yoke. After finishing the yoke, the sleeves are separated on waste yarn, and the body is worked from the armholes to hem and then a rib is worked before bind off. Work the sleeves one at a time by putting the stitches back from waste yarn to the working needles and work in rounds with decreases to the cuffs. The cuffs are worked in rib before bind off.
Please click the link below to take you directly to the Knus on Ravelry where you can purchase the pattern. (If you do not have Ravelry please let me know as my store has in store sales on Ravelry and I can organise to purchase this pattern on your behalf).
Gauge: 10cm x 10cm/4” x 4”: 18 sts over 26 rows/rnds in broken rib pattern and needle 5.0mm/US 8 (Broken rib pattern: see instructions below)
Broken rib pattern Rnd 1: k all sts Rnd 2: ‘k1, p1’, repeat ‘-’ to end of rnd
Yarn: Elsebeth's version is worked with two quantities of yarn held together to achieve a loose airy fabric. A: 1100/1202 (1150/1257, 1250/1367, 1300/1421, 1400/1531, 1550/1695) m/yd Silk Mohair B: 1100/1202 (1150/1257, 1250/1367, 1300/1421, 1400/1531, 1550/1695) m/yd Silk Mohair
I used a fingering weight yarn for my version and used a lot less then the estimated amount above. Elsebeth says other yarns can be used, but to keep in mind that using other yarn qualities might lead to a different overall look of the sweater. It can also affect the amount of yarn needed. Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate
I used only two skein of Great Ocean road Woollen Mill - Fingering 4ply - Salt&Pepper yarn I knittted the size Large and knitted less of the rib on the hem. If you would like more details on my version I am ctashc on Ravelry.
Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL): The sweater has a positive ease of 10cm-18cm/4”-7”
The finished measurement of the sweater is: Bust: 94.5 (100, 111, 116.5, 128, 139) cm/ 37 (39.25, 43.75, 46, 50.25, 54.75)”