Clea by Rita Maassen


September 2022
Lace ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
886 - 1804 yards (810 - 1650 m)
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A perfect project for beginners: Anyone who ever had concerns about knitting mohair wool can really be won over by this sweater. The oversized cut and the wide neckline ensure that nothing scratches here. In addition, the sweater is wonderfully warm but also light as a feather: For size S the weight is just 120 g (when using the original yarn)!

Clea is an oversized sweater with a simple cut, worked from the bottom up in the round first, then in rows after splitting into back and front. Most of the sweater is worked in stockinette stitch, only the hems and both sides of the armholes are worked in a simple ribbing. After closing the shoulder seams, the sleeves are worked in the round from the top down directly to the armholes.


Bust circumference of finished sweater:
44 (47/50/53/56/59) inches
112 (120/128/136/144/152) cm

This sweater is intended to fit with about 12” 30 cm of positive ease at bust. Shown in size S with 12” 30 cm positive ease at bust.

22 stitches and 34 rows = 4” 10 x 10 cm in stockinette stitch


  • Rowan ”Kidsilk Haze Vintage” (70 % mohair, 30 % silk; yardage 229 yds 210 m / 25 g); you’ll need approx 100 (125/150/175/200/225) g in Pelt (color no. 02)
  • US size 2.5 3,0 mm circular needles (or any size to obtain gauge) double pointed needles in the same size (set of 5)
  • stitch markers
  • stitch holder
  • tapestry needle