Kristtjørn Sweater | HOLLY Sweater by Hanne Rimmen

Kristtjørn Sweater | HOLLY Sweater

April 2021
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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KRISTTJØRN/HOLLY SWEATER 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)
Sleeve length: 45 (46) 46 (47) 47 (48) cm Choose a size with 3-5” of positive ease

LéttLopi, 100% Icelandic Wool, 100m/50g fra Istex

400 (450)500 (500) 550 (600) g fv 0054 Ash

Pattern Colour
50 (100) 100 (100) 100 (100) g fv 0053 Acorn

Yarn alternatives
Peruvian + Tilia by Filcolana
Håndværksgarn by Hjelholt
Snefnug by CaMaRose
Jensen Yarn + Silk Mohair by Isager

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 circulars and do magic loop)

17 st x 23 rnd = 4x4” in stockinette on larger needles
Measured in pattern and stockinette stitch. The gauge swatch is worked in rounds and is measured after washing.

Remember that the needle size is just a recommendation.
Take measurements of your gauge while knitting and adjust the needle size, if necessary, especially when changing between techniques.

I recommend that you make a swatch to make sure that you get the right gauge with your chosen yarn and needles.