Kira by Rita Maassen


May 2023
Merino-Leinen-Mix von Wollmarie
26 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in ribbing
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1531 - 2297 yards (1400 - 2100 m)
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Kira is a perfect knitting project for beginners: The stitch pattern is an easy to knit broken ribbing, you start working bottom up in rounds first, then you divide the body into back and front and continue by working in rows until end. The sleeves are worked in the round directly into the armholes.

This sweater is intended to be quite short resp. cropped. But adjusting length to your own desire is very easy.


Bust circumference of finished sweater:
38 (41/44/48/51/54)”
98 (106/114/122/129/137) cm
This sweater is intended to fit with about 6” - 7” 15 - 18 cm of positive ease at bust. Shown in size M with 6” 15 cm positive ease at bust.


  • I used a hand-dyed fingering yarn „Merino/Leinen” from Wollmarie by Swetlana Rieber, (80 % merino wool, 20 % linen; yardage 459 yds 420 m/ 100 g); you’ll need4 (4/4/5/5/5) skeins (here shown in color „Birkenblätter/Gallapfel/LacDye”) alternatively you can use any other light fingering yarn with the same yardage
  • US size 2.5 3,0 mm circular needles (or any size to obtain gauge)
  • Double pointed needles in the same size
  • Stitch markers
  • 1 stitch holder
  • Tapestry needle

26 sts and 42 rows in ribbing A = 4” 10 x 10 cm

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