Yarn kit for Fern Sweater from Knitting For Olive. With this yarn option, the jumper is knitted in 1 strand 4-ply Pure Merino Wool together with 1 strand Lace Mohair/silk. Unfortunately, we do not have the rights to sell the pattern but you can find it here:
If you want to knit the sweater longer than the pattern suggests, either on the body or the sleeves, you must go up a size.
The Fern Sweater is an elegant everyday jumper in a simple hole pattern in longitudinal stripes.
The sweater has a high ribbed neck and wide ribbed edges, which provides a raw contrast to the feminine knit pattern. The jumper is knitted in the round from top to bottom. The neckline is shaped using reverse knitting, German Short Rows. The blouse's lace pattern is easy and addictive to knit.
Knit a test patch to find the needle size that gives the right gauge.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Finished measurements: Length from shoulder to edge: approx. 49 (51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63) cm [191⁄2 (201⁄4, 21, 22, 221⁄2, 231⁄2 , 241⁄4 , 25)]"; sleeve length from underarm to cuff: approx. 45 (45, 47, 47, 47, 45, 45, 45) cm [163⁄4 (163⁄4, 171⁄2, 171⁄2, 171⁄2, 163⁄4, 163⁄4, 163⁄4)]"; bust circumference: approx. 86 (93, 97, 104, 113, 127, 138, 145) cm [333⁄4 (361⁄2, 381⁄4, 403⁄4, 441⁄2, 50, 541⁄4, 57)]" to fit chest circumference: 76-83 (84-91, 92-99, 100-107, 108-116, 117-127, 128-139, 140-149) cm [30-323⁄4 (33-353⁄4, 361⁄4-39, 391⁄4-421⁄4, 421⁄2 -453⁄4, 46-50, 501⁄2 -543⁄4, 55-581⁄2 )]"
Sizes XS, M, XL, 2XL and 4XL: 3.5 mm / US4 and 4.5 mm / US7 circular needles in 40 cm [16"] and 80 cm [32"] cable lengths, and 3.5 mm / US4 double-pointed needles, in size to obtain gauge
Sizes S, L and 3XL: 3.5 mm / US4 and 4 mm / US6 circular needles in 40 cm [16"] and 80 cm [32"] cable lengths, and 3.5 mm / US4 double-pointed needles, in size to obtain gauge
Sizes XS, M, XL, 2XL and 4XL: 21 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm [4"] in Fern stitch pattern with 4.5 mm / US7 needles
Sizes S, L and 3XL: 22 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm [4"] in Fern stitch pattern with 4 mm / US6 needles
Notions: Stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle
4-ply Pure Merino Wool:
Extrafine merino wool is used for this yarn so that it feels soft and gentle on the skin. The yarn is spun with extra long fibers to produce a yarn that is thin and strong with a silky feel and shine. It is incredibly soft and elastic, and the threads are twisted in such a way that it gives extra strength to the yarn.
100% extrafine merino wool, superwash
Mohair's softness depends primarily on the quality of the fibers. Superkid mohair comes from the first sorting, and is the softest and thinnest fibers you get from the mohair goat. The second sort is usually what is called kid mohair, and is also soft, but not as soft as the superkid mohair. Superkid mohair can be used close to the skin, and provides incredibly light and airy garments. The silk gives the yarn a lovely, exclusive mother-of-pearl sheen.
75% superkid mohair/25% mulberry silk
We recommend that you knit every other round from different skeins to camouflage any color differences. The more colorvariety in the yarn, the more important is this. Kimmie Munkholm shows this nicely when knitting circular in this video, and when you knit back and forth in this video.
If you don't want to knit every other round from different skeins (this is done at your own risk 😉), it is recommended to do this a few rounds when changing yarn. This applies regardless of the color of the yarn.
Please note that the yarn may contain excess colour. Therefore, wash separately the first time.
All knitted garments should be stored flat.