Yarn kit for Truffle Sweater from Knitting for Olive. With this yarn option, the sweater is knitted in 1 strand DK Pure merino wool together with 2 strands 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 must go up a size.
The simplicity of our Truffle Sweater makes it a perfect project for novice knitters who want to add a textured garment to their handmade wardrobe. The sweater is worked with three strands together throughout, and seamlessly top down in the round in Double seed stitch pattern. It begins with a ribbed neckband and continues in stitch pattern with raglan increases to the underarms. Sleeve stitches are then placed on hold to be worked after the body has been completed. Both body and sleeves end in ribbed edges. With novice knitters specifically in mind, we’ve included in the pattern a section that explains slightly more advanced techniques.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Finished measurements: Length from shoulder to edge: approx. 52 (54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 66, 70) cm [201⁄2 (211⁄4, 22, 223⁄4, 231⁄2, 241⁄2, 26, 271⁄2)]"; circumference at bust: approx. 89 (95, 101, 110, 117, 126, 135, 145) cm [453⁄4 (483⁄4, 52, 563⁄4, 593⁄4, 641⁄2, 691⁄4, 72)]"; sleeve length from underarm to cuff: approx. 46 (46, 47, 47, 47, 48, 48, 48) cm [18 (18, 181⁄2, 181⁄2, 181⁄2, 19, 19, 19)]"
Needles: 8 mm / US11 circular needles in 40 and 80 cm [16 and 32]" cable lengths, and 5 (5, 5, 5.5, 5.5, 5, 5, 5) mm / US8 (8, 8, 9, 9, 8, 8, 8) circular needle and double-pointed needles, in size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 13 sts and 20 rows = 10 cm [4"] in Double seed stitch pattern with 8 mm / US11 circular needle and with 1 strand of Heavy Merino and 2 strands of Soft Silk Mohair held together
Notions: Stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle
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
🥢 3.5 mm (US 4)
👕 22 st/10 cm (4")
🧶 100 g = 200 m (218 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.