HOLLY Sweater by Hanne Rimmen

HOLLY Sweater

December 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1094 - 1640 yards (1000 - 1500 m)
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For many of us holly branches equals Christmas, and we can’t image a holiday arrangement or decoration without them.
In Denmark a wreath of holly was traditionally hung on the front door, but on this Christmas sweater is sits on the yoke in the most beautiful way.
The decorative branch with pointy dark green leaves and Christmas red berries was my inspiration for this design.
I wish you happy knitting!

The sweater is knitted from the bottom up. The body and sleeves are knitted separately, in the round. You have the choice of gentle waist shaping. Then the body and sleeves are united to form the yoke with the beautiful pat-tern. A couple of German short rows are added for a better fit at the back of the neck, and you can choose between a low and a high (turtleneck) ribbed neck band to give your sweater the right level of coziness.

Sizes: S (M) L (XL) 2XL (3XL)

Bust: 36-(39)-42-(46)-51-(55)” (finished garment measurement)
Choose a size with 3-5” of positive ease

Gauge: 17 st x 23 rnd = 4x4” in stockinette on larger needles
I recommend that you make a swatch to make sure that you get the right gauge with your chosen yarn and needles.

Yarn: This design is knitted with Léttlopi from Istex. A pure wool yarn with a wonderful rustic look and beautiful colors.
(50 g/100 m; 100% Icelandic wool)

Main color: 7 (8) 9 (10) 11 (12) skeins of Léttlopi, color 0054 (Ash)
Pattern color 1: 1 (1) 2 (2) 2 (2) skeins Léttlopi, color 1407 (Lyme Grass)
Pattern color 2: 1 (1) 1 (1) 1 (1) skein Léttlopi, color 1409 (Garnet Red)

Needles and notions:
Circular needles US size 6 (4 mm), 16 and 32”
Circular needles US size 7 (4,5 mm), 32 and 40”
Double pointed needles US sizes 6 and 7 (4 and 4,5 mm) (or use one of the cir-culars and do magic loop)