No frills sweater
Yarn kit for No Frills sweater from PetiteKnit. With this yarn option, the jumper is knitted in 1 strand 4-ply Pure Merino Wool together with 1 strand Lace Mohair/silk. In the colors Kings & Queens, Rose Gold and Nut Brown is the yarn composition 4-ply Sparkle Merino ✨ together with 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.
No Frills Sweater is a simple raglan sweater with neckline shaping at the front. The fit is slightly oversized, but the wide rib edges and the shorter length give the sweater a feminine silhouette. The No Frills Sweater is worked from the top down, which makes it easy to try it on along the way, so you can customize it to fit your body and end up with the perfect sleeve and body length for you. If you want to make sure that the rib neck edge keeps it shape over time, you can sew a thin elastic thread along the edge.
The No Frills Sweater is designed to have approx. 15 cm [6 inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 15 cm [6 inches] larger in circumference than your chest measurement. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL are designed to fit a chest circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39½) 39½-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ inches]. The measurements for the finished garment are on the front page of the pattern (note that these measurements are only achieved if the sweater is knitted in the correct gauge). Before beginning your project, measure yourself with a measuring tape around your bust (or your widest upper body part) to determine which size will fit you the best. For example, if you measure 93 cm [36½ inches] around your bust (or around the widest part on your upper body) you should knit a size M. A size M sweater has a bust circumference of 108 cm [42½ inches], which in the given example would give you 11 cm [4¼ inches] of positive ease.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL
Bust circumference: 100 (104) 108 (114) 120 (130) 137 cm [39¼ (41) 42½ (45) 47¼ (51¼) 54 inches]
Sleeve circumference: 36 (39) 41 (44) 46 (46) 47 cm [14¼ (15¼) 16¼ (17¼) 18 (18) 18½ inches]
Length mid back: 52 (54) 55 (56) 58 (60) 62 cm [20½ (21¼) 21¾ (22) 22¾ (23½) 24½ inches]
Gauge: 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette stitch on 4 mm needles = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches], after blocking
Needles: Circular needles: 3 mm [US2½] and 4 mm [US6] / 40 and 80 or 100 cm [16 and 32 or 40 inches]; Double-pointed needles: 3 mm [US2½] and 4 mm [US6]
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ (3 out of 5)
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% extra fine merino wool, super wash
Thin glitter merino✨
The extra fine merino blend makes this yarn luxuriously soft and elastic - this can be used directly next to the skin. A little nylon is added for extra durability, and glitter for a discreet glam effect. The yarn has a mother-of-pearl effect to it, and looks and feels exclusive because it is.
80% extrafine merino wool/15% nylon/5% gold stellina, superwash
75% extra fine merino wool/15% nylon/10% silver stellina, 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.