Elah by Isabell Kraemer


May 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
935 - 1609 yards (855 - 1471 m)
1 - 9 (see notes for detailed size information)
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update 27/05: DANISH translation available

when I saw BT Imbue for the first time - on photos - I was amazed by the vivid colors.
Spoilt by choice I decided to choose grey (you can never go wrong with grey, no?) … and when I finally held the skeins in hand, it was immediately clear to me that the design had to reflect the wonderful characteristics of this yarn: Being thick and strong but soft and gentle at the same time.
Elah is a cosy cardigan, nicely thick, so that it can easily be layered as a jacket, but with its delicate leafy lace pattern it goes just as well with a summer dress….. hope you enjoy

Elah is worked seamlessly from the top down. Fronts are worked in lace pattern, while the back is worked in Stockinette stitch. Knitting starts with the provisional cast on of the shoulders for the fronts (you will first work the right front, then the left front). Once the short row shaped shoulder slope is done, the front is worked flat to underarm. Shoulder stitches are picked up from the provisional CO of both front shoulders to work the back to the same length. At underarm both fronts and back are joined to work the body top down back and forth to the bottom hem. As the front ribbing is built in, there is no finishing required. Sleeve stitches are picked up around the arm openings to work the sleeves in Stockinette stitch top down in rounds to the cuffs.

Brooklyn Tweed Imbue (104 yards (95 m)/50g); shown in color Ash
9 (10, 11, 12, 13)(13, 14, 15, 16) skeins

or approximately
935 (1034, 1089, 1184, 1257)(1348, 1417, 1525, 1609) yds/ 855 (945, 995, 1082, 1149)(1232, 1295, 1394, 1471) m
of a worsted weight yarn that gives you the correct gauge (for the second sample I used NAVIA Trio)

US 7 (4.5 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for sleeve and body ribbings.
US 8 (5 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body and sleeves.
needle sizes are suggestions only:
please make a gauge swatch to determine the needle size needed to get gauge

18 sts x 26 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in Stockinette stitch on larger needle after blocking.
20 sts x 20 rows (2 pattern repeats) = 4.25” x 3” (11 cm x 7.5 cm) in lace pattern on larger needle after blocking

1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
finished bust circumference:
43 (47.5, 49.5, 53.75, 55.5)(60, 61.75, 66.25, 70.75)“
107.5 (119, 123, 134.5, 139)(150, 154.5, 165.5, 176.5) cm
Recommended ease: 10 - 12” (25.5 - 30.5 cm)
Sample is worn with approximately 11” (28 cm) of positive ease at bust

Smooth waste yarn and crochet hook for provisional cast on, stitch holders or waste yarn, 2 removable stitch markers, 6 stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking tools.