Yarn kit for Birch Sweater from ullen knitwear. With this yarn option, the sweater is knitted in 1 strand 4-ply Pure Merino Wool in the colorway Cookies & Cream together with 1 strand Lace mohair/silk in Natural. The pattern is included.
If you want to knit the sweater longer than the pattern suggests, either on the body or the sleeves, you’ll need to choose a larger size.
birch sweater is a level 1 sweater and is suitable for beginners. the sweater is knit top-down in the round. stitches are cast on for the neck and worked as a tube. the yoke is then worked with raglan increases. after this, the sweater is divided into body and sleeves. the sleeves are worked in stockinette stitch without decreases and finished with a long ribbed cuff, that is folded up and sewn. the body is worked in the same manner as the sleeves and at the end, optional short rows are used to shape the back of the body. the body is then split in two and the ribbing is worked flat.
birch sweater is an oversized sweater and has a positive ease of around 35 cm. measure your own breast circumference, add 35 cm and this will tell you what size to knit. the sweater in the picture is knit in size 3, and the model has a bust circumference of 85 cm.
gauge: 21 sts x 33 rows after blocking on 4 mm needles measures 10 cm x 10 cm
needle: 4 mm
sizes: 1 (2) 3 (4) 5 (6) 7 (8) 9 (10) 11 (12)
bust measurements: 75 (80) 85 (90) 95 (100) 105 (110) 115 (120) 125 (130) cm
width: 110 (115) 120 (125) 130 (135) 140 (145) 150 (155) 160 (165) cm
length: 63 (64) 65 (66) 67 (68) 69 (70) 71 (72) 73 (74) cm
Difficulty: ★ (1 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 flexible 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
🥢 3 mm (US 2.5)
👕 28 st / 10 cm (4")
🧶 100 g = 400 m (436 yds)
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
🥢 3-5 mm (US 2.5-8)
👕 18-24 st / 10 cm (4")
🧶 50 g = 420 m (459 yds)
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.