Chunky Dahlia Sweater
Yarn kit for Chunky Dahlia from leKnit / Lene Holme Samsø. With this yarn option, the sweater is knitted in 1 strand Aran Pure Merino Wool held together with 1 strand Lace mohair/silk. Unfortunately, we do not have the rights to sell the recipe, 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’ll need to choose a larger size.
Chunky Dahlia has a yoke, which falls nicely around the shoulders. The body and the sleeves has a loose fit.
Knit a test piece to check your knitting tightness before you start.
(XS) S (M) L (XL) XXL.
Chest circumference: (99) 106 (110) 114 (121) 126 cm / (39) 42 (43) 45 (47,5) 49,5 inches.
Length: (52) 53 (55) 56 (58) 59 cm / (20,5) 21 (21,5) 22 (23) 23,5 inches.
Circular needles 6 mm (US 10) and 7 mm (US 10,75) / 40 and 80 cm (16 and 32 inches).
Double pointed needles: 5 mm (US 8) and 7 mm (US 10,75).
14 sts x ca. 20 rnd = 10 x 10 cm (4 in) in stockinette stitch on 7 mm (US 10,75) needle with two strands held together.
Aran 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
🥢 5-6 mm (US 8-10)
👕 17 st/10 cm (4")
🧶 100 g = 162 m (177 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.
The yarn is thin, so it is very suitable as a companion thread for e.g. many of PetiteKnit's designs. This yarn is well suited for ego knitting and children's knitting.
🐐 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.