ABENTEUER is the German word for adventure. I chose this name for this sweater because I knit the first sample during a roadtrip through Germany that I did with a dear friend and which I still hold in very good memory. Only later I realised that knitting this sweater itself also was a wonderful experience and a little adventure as well.

ABENTEUER is worked seamlessly from the top down: You cast on stitches for the neckband and shape the neckline with short rows. After the yoke is finished you divide your stitches and work the body and the sleeves separately in the round. The pattern includes instructions with and without waist shaping for you to choose.

For me ABENTEUER became one of my all time favorite sweaters, since it is very wearable and fun at the same time. The colorwork yoke makes it unique without being too much to wear in daily live. You do not have to stress about finding an outfit to match this sweater. You can just wear it with a pair of jeans to create an effortless yet elegant outfit that will surely stand out.

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Two pieces of fabric with measurements on the side.


2XS (XS S M) (L XL 2XL) (3XL 4XL 5XL)

with bust circumference of finished garment
74.5 (81.5, 88, 97.5) (105.5, 113.5, 123.5) (131.5, 139.5, 145.5) cm
29.25 (32.25, 34.75, 38.5) (41.75, 45, 48) (51.25, 54.25, 57.5) "

ABENTEUER sweater is intended to be worn with 2-3cm / 0.75-1.25" of positive ease around the bust.

A ball of yarn with knitting needles stuck in it.


Main Color:
3 (3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 5) (5, 5, 6) skeins or 210 (250, 280, 310) (350, 395, 420) (470, 495, 570) g of GarnStories Merino (100g, 400m / 438yds, 100% merino) in color Kooshion
Contrast Color:
1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) skeins or 45 (45, 45, 50) (50, 50, 55) (55, 55, 60) g of GarnStories Merino (100g, 400m / 438yds, 100% merino) in color Bunter Hund #F11

Please note that these values are only estimates. Changes in yarn or gauge as well as changes of the pattern can result in a different yardage.

An abtracted illustration of a gauge swatch.


30 sts and 40 rounds = 10cm / 4" in Stockinette stitch with larger needle after blocking.

Make sure to have to same gauge for the colorwork and the plain Stockinette. Some people need to use two different needle sizes to achieve that.

Two knitting needles lying on top of each other.


3mm and 2.5mm needles (or size to obtain gauge with)

A scissor and a stitch holder.


A tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in the ends and 3 stitch markers.

A piece of knitting fabric still on one needle


  • knit and purl stitches
  • working in the round
  • working decreases
  • working increases
  • stranded-colorwork
  • Tubular Cast-On
  • German Short Rows
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This sweater is suited for everyone who loves to indulge in different techniques. A small section of stranded colorwork on the yoke and the cuffs guarantee a fun knit. Techniques like the German Short Rows and the Tubular Cast-On are either explained in detail in the pattern itself or a link to a helpful tutorial is provided.