Yarn kit for Louvre Sweater from PetiteKnit. With this yarn option, the jumper is knitted in 1 thread Pure merino wool.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 Louvre Sweater is worked from the top down with raglan increases on the yoke. Short rows are worked after the neck rib edge to shape the neckline.
The Louvre Sweater is designed to have approx. 20 cm [7¾ inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 20 cm [7¾ inches] larger in circumference than your bust measurement. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) are designed to fit a bust circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 (130-140) cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39½) 39½-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ (51¼-55) inches]. The measurements for the finished garment are on the front page of the pattern. Before beginning your project, measure yourself to determine which size to knit. For example, if you measure 92 cm [36¼ inches] around your bust (or around the widest part of your upper body) you should knit a size M. A size M sweater has a bust circumference of 114 cm [45 inches] which in the given example would give you 22 cm [8¾ inches] of positive ease.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL)
Bust circumference: 106 (110) 114 (120) 128 (136) 146 (154) cm [41¾ (43¼) 45 (47¼) 50½ (53½) 57½ (60¾) inches]
Length: 57 (58) 60 (62) 63 (64) 65 (66) cm [22.50 (22¾) 23½ (24½) 24¾ (25¼) 25½ (26) inches] (measured mid back excl. neck edge)
Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch on 4 mm [US6] needles
Needles: Circular needles: 4 mm [US6] / 40 cm and 80 or 100 cm [16 inches and 32 or 40 inches] and 3.5 mm [US4] / 40 cm [16 inches]; Double-pointed needles: 4 mm [US6] (unless the Magic Loop technique is used)
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ (3 out of 5)
Pure untreated merino wool (Granite, Oat gold, Dark rose gold and Nut brown):
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 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
Pure merino wool (Teddy and Cookies & Cream):
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
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.