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WESEKHsweater

WESEKH is a circular yoke sweater that is inspired by the beautiful collars of ancient Egypt. Even though the design featuring vertical and horizontal stripes is simple in itself, the end result is quite stunning and will surely become a statement piece in your wardrobe.

The sweater 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 separatly in the round. The pattern includes instructions with and without waist shaping for you to choose.

WESEKH is a two-strand project. You always work with one strand of a fingering wool and alpaca blend and one strand of silk mohair. The resulting fabric is super soft and has a luxurious feel to it.

View the Ravelry pattern page here.

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Two pieces of fabric with measurements on the side.

SIZES

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

with bust circumference of finished garment
73 (80, 89.5, 96.5) (106, 113, 120) (129.5, 136.5, 146) cm
28.75 (31.5, 35.25, 38) (41.75, 44.5, 47.25) (51, 53.75, 57.5) "

WESEKH sweater is intended to be worn with 1-2cm / 0.5-0.75" of positive ease around the bust.

A ball of yarn with knitting needles stuck in it.

YARN

Color A:
2 (2, 2, 2) (3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 5) skeins of Drops Flora (50g, 210m/ 230yds), 65 % wool, 35% alpaca in color 06 (black) and
2 (2, 2, 2) (3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 5) skeins of Drops Kid-Silk Uni Color (25g, 210m/ 230yds), 75 % mohair, 25% silk in color 02 (black)

Color B:
1 (2, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3) (4, 4, 5) skeins of Drops Flora (50g, 210m/ 230yds), 65 % wool, 35% alpaca in color 13 (denim blue) and
1 (2, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3) (4, 4, 5) skeins of Drops Kid-Silk Uni Color (25g, 210m/ 230yds), 75 % mohair, 25% silk in color 27 (jeans blue)

This is a double-strand project. You hold one strand of Drops Flora together with one strand of Drops Kid-Silk at all times, so you have two strands for color A and two strands for color B.

An abtracted illustration of a gauge swatch.

GAUGE

17 sts and 24 rounds = 10cm / 4" in Stockinette stitch with larger needle after blocking

Two knitting needles lying on top of each other.

NEEDLES

4.5mm and 3.5mm needles (or size to obtain gauge with)

A scissor and a stitch holder.

TOOLS

A tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in the ends, 4 stitch markers and 1 removeable stitch marker

A piece of knitting fabric still on one needle

TECHNIQUES

  • knit and purl stitches
  • working in the round
  • working decreases
  • working increases
  • stranded-colorwork on both right and wrong side
  • German Twisted Cast-On
  • German Short Rows
  • colorwork (on both knit and purl side)
  • jogless stripes
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DIFFICULTY

This sweater is suited for everyone who loves to indulge in different techniques: a little section of stranded colorwork is followed by beautiful jogless stripes. This project can either be your first sweater, if you have experience with the needed techniques, or a good piece to learn new techniques, if you have knitted a sweater before. Techniques like the German Short Rows as well as the jogless stripes are explained in detail in the pattern, so this sweater can be a way to try them for the first time.