Stockholm Sweater V-Neck
The Stockholm Sweater V-neck is worked from the top down in two strands of silk mohair held together. First the back part of the yoke is worked, then stitches are picked up and knitted along the cast-on edge on the back for the shoulders. The front shoulders are worked one at a time with short rows that create a wedge. The front and back parts of the yoke are joined under the underarms after leaving an opening for the armholes and the body is worked in the round on a circular needle from there on. Stitches are picked up and knitted along the armhole openings next and the sleeves are worked down from there on either double-pointed needles or a circular needle using the Magic Loop technique. Finally, stitches are picked up and knitted along the neck edge and a rib edge is worked with decorative decreases at the bottom of the V-neck on the first section of the neck edge, and correspondingly with increases on the second section, which is folded to the WS. This neck edge is then folded and sewn to the WS. The Stockholm Sweater V-neck has no finishing other than the folding and sewing of the neck edge.
Begin by working a swatch to determine which needle size you need to achieve the correct gauge.
The Stockholm Sweater V-neck is designed to have approx. 15 cm [6 inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 15 cm [6 inches] larger in circumference than your bust measurement. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL are designed to fit an approx. bust circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 (130-140) 140-150 cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39½) 39½-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ (51¼-55) 55-59 inches].
Before beginning your project, measure yourself to determine which size will fit you the best. For example, if you measure 90 cm [35½ inches] around your bust (or around the widest part on your upper body) you should knit a size S. A size S sweater has a bust circumference of 105 cm [41¼ inches] which in the given example would give you 15 cm [6 inches] of positive ease.
Note that decreases are worked on the body of the sweater, so the circumference at the hem is 5 cm [2 inches] smaller than at the bust. These decreases can be omitted, if you do not want the sweater to be narrower at the hem.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL
Bust circumference: 100 (105) 110 (115) 125 (135) 145 (155) 165 cm [39¼ (41¼) 43¼ (45¼) 49¼ (53¼) 57 (61) 64½ inches]
Length: Measured mid back incl. folded neck rib edge: 56 (58) 60 (62) 65 (67) 68 (70) 71 cm [22 (22¾) 23½ (24½) 25½ (26½) 26¾ (27½) 28 inches]
Gauge: 21 sts x 31 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch on 4 mm [US6] needles with 2 strands of silk mohair held together
Needles: Circular needles: 4 mm [US6] and 3.5 mm [US4] / 80 or 100 cm [32 or 40 inches], 3 mm [US2½] / 40 cm [16 inches] needles. Double-pointed needles: 4 mm [US6] and 3.5 mm [US4] needles (unless you choose to knit the sleeves on a circular needle using the Magic Loop technique)
Materials: 225 (225) 250 (250-275) 275-300 (300) 325 (350) 375 g Silk Mohair by Isager Yarn (25 g = 212 m [232 yds]) or Brushed Lace by Mohair By Canard (25 g = 210 m [232 yds]) or Tilia by Filcolana (25 g = 210 [232 yds]) or Kid Seta by Gepard Garn (25 g = 210 m [232 yds]) or Tynn Silk Mohair by Sandnes Garn (25 g = 212 m [232 yds]), sewing thin elastic thread for the neck edge
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (5 out of 5).
See the classification of difficulty here.
The blue sweater in the picture is knitted in Silk Mohair from Isager col. 44