Cara sweater (english)

Cara sweater (english)

DKK  50,00 
Cara means friend in Irish, and the Cara sweater can truly be a loyal friend. It is worked top-down in 100% wool and is almost impossible to wear out. In addition, it gets softer each time you wear it. The patterns are traditional Irish Aran patterns that give the sweater a dense fabric. The sweater retains a good fit as the side panels and the underside of the sleeves lack the cable pattern.
You can find the relevant instructional videos linked at the bottom of the page.

Pattern is in English.

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    Sweater measurements
    Bust circumference: (98) 105 (113) 121 (128) 136 (144) 152 cm
    (38,5) 41,5 (44,5) 47,5 (50,5) 53,5 (56,75) 60 inches
    Length: (50) 52 (54) 56 (58) 60 (62) 64 cm
    (19,75) 20,5 (21,25) 22 (22,75) 23,5 (24,5) 25 inches

    Sandnes Garn Peer Gynt (100% wool, 50 g = 91 m).

    Yarn quantity
    Natur tweed shade 2523: (750) 800 (900) 1000 (1100) 1200 (1300) 1400 g

    Yarn alternatives
    If you prefer a lighter sweater, you can use Tynn Peer Gynt paired with a following thread e.g. silk mohair. The sweater can also be made with Hjelholt Dansk Pelsuld 5,5/2 (100 g = 275 m).

    Recommended needles
    3 mm and 4 mm circular [U23 and US6] needles, 40 and 80 cm [16 and 32 inches].
    3 and 4 mm [US2 and US6] double pointed needles.
    2,5 mm [US2] circular needle, 40 cm [16 inches] for the neckline.
    If using magic loop, you do not need double pointed needles.

    21 sts x approx. 28 rows rice stitch pattern = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] on 4 mm [US6] needles.

    Construction note
    Worked top-down with raglan increases. The first rows are worked flat with increases to shape the neckline, after which the sweater is joined and worked in the round. When all raglan increases are worked, the body and sleeves are worked separately. The neckband is worked at the end.

    Choose your size
    Cara sweater is shown here with approx. 14 cm [5,5 inches] positive ease. The length is measured at the centre back, not including the neckband.

    The pattern will be sent as a pdf-file to your e-mail.

    When knitting Cara sweater, you may find the following videos helpful:
    Long tail cast on 
    Sew down a folded neckline
    Knit into the back loop
    Tubular bind off