Selene Sweater by Anne Ventzel Yarn Kit


Anne writes "From the beginning, I knew I wanted to design a stranded sweater – I love knitting with multiple colors and combining colors. While developing SELENE SWEATER, my thoughts circled the idea of a feminine sweater with Nordic references and a distinct look; at the same time, I wanted to give the knitter both a challenge and a cozy project that you want to keep working on because it’s so enjoyable."

First, stitches are cast on for the neck edge using the Italian cast on technique, and the neck edge is worked in a twisted rib. Then, the yoke is worked in the stranded pattern from the right side. Before the work is divided into sleeves and body, short rows are worked across the back of the yoke to create roominess and a good fit.

If you want a slightly less advanced project, a regular long-tail cast-on can replace the Italian cast-on. Just take care not to cast on too tightly. A regular bind-off can also replace the Italian bind-off.


Sizes: 1 (2) 3 (4) 5 (6) 7

Bust circumference: 94 (98) 104 (110) 118 (126) 134 cm

Length: 53 (54) 56 (58) 60 (61) 62 cm

Sleeve length: 40 (41) 42 (42) 42 (42) 42 cm

Sleeve circumference: 34 (35) 36 (37) 39 (40) 42 cm

How much positive ease you like in your clothes varies from person to person. Measuring some of your favourite tops can be a good idea to help you choose the perfect size.

Tash is wearing a size 4 with a positive ease of 18cms / 7". Tash also knitted her version slightly shorter to go back with her higher waisted pants and jeans. Tash also cast on a very loose neck for her version to create a looser neckline.


4 mm double-pointed needles

4 mm and 4.5 mm circular needles, 40, 60, and 80 cm

Optional: a 4 mm needle for the Italian cast on

Anne uses a needle 0.5-1 mm larger when working the stranded pattern to maintain the same gauge as when working in stockinette stitch. It is different from knitter to knitter whether or not your gauge changes when you’re knitting with more than one colour. For this reason, Anne recommends knitting a swatch before beginning your sweater.


20 sts x 28 rows in stockinette stitch on a 4 mm needle = 10 x 10 cm

20 sts x 23 rows in pattern on a 4.5 mm needle = 10 x 10 cm


Colour A: 6, (8), 8, (8), 11, (11), 13 x 50g skeins of mYak Baby Medium (117 m / 128 yds per 50g) pictured in the colour Black.

Colour B: 1, (2), 2, (2), 2, (2), 2 x 50g skeins of mYak Baby Medium (117 m / 128 yds per 50g) pictured in the colour Desert.

I have added a few yarn kits of colours I think would look brilliant together or choose your own two colours from the mYak Baby Yak Medium range.


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