This knitting pattern is in English.
The September Sweater is worked from the top down in brioche stitch. First the back yoke is worked back and forth with increases at both ends of the work. Then stitches are picked up and knitted for the shoulders, which are worked separately and then joined to form the front yoke. At the bottom of the armhole, the back and front yoke are joined to form the body, which is worked in the round to the hem. After this, stitches are picked up and knitted along the armholes for the sleeves, which are worked in the round on a short circular needle and shaped with decreases. Finally, stitches are picked up and knitted along the neckline and a rib neck edge is worked. The neck edge is folded double and sewn down on the inner side of the sweater. The September Sweater has almost no finishing except for the neck edge which requires sewing.
Knit a swatch before beginning the project to check if the recommended needle size gives you the correct gauge. Take care when measuring the gauge of your swatch, as brioche stitch is difficult to measure correctly because it is so stretchy – take all measurements more than once.
Find a video of the brioche knitting technique on www.petiteknit.com.
The September Sweater is designed to have approx. 15 cm [6 inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be approx. 15 cm [6 inches] larger in circumference than your bust measurement. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL are designed to fit a bust circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 (130-140) 140-150 cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39½) 39½-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ (51¼-55) 55-59 inches].
The measurements for the finished garment are on the front page of the pattern. Before beginning your project, measure yourself to determine which size to knit. For example, if you measure 97 cm [38¼ inches] around your bust (or around the widest part of your upper body) you should knit a size L. A size L sweater has a bust circumference of 113 cm [(44½ inches] which in the given example would give you 16 cm [6¼ inches] of positive ease.
The model in the photos is wearing a size XS and has a bust circumference of 82 cm [32¼ inches] and is 164 cm [approx. 5 feet 4 inches] tall.
Note that brioche stitch will expand slightly width-wise with wash and wear. For this reason, you should expect your September Sweater will grow approx. 4-8 cm [1½-3¼ inches] in circumference with wear compared to the bust measurement given at the top of the pattern.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL
Bust circumference: 98 (103) 107 (113) 120 (133) 140 (150) 160 cm [35½ (40½) 42¼ (44½) 47¼ (52¼) 55 (59) 63 inches]
Length: 56 (58) 60 (64) 70 (72) 75 (77) 77 cm [22 (22¾) 23½ (25¼) 27½ (28¼) 29½ (30¼) 30¼ inches] (measured mid back incl. folded neck edge)
Gauge: 12 sts x 38 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in brioche stitch on 5 mm [US8] needles (please note that 38 rows in brioche stitch are counted as 19 knit sts)
Needles: Circular needles: 5 mm [US8] / 40, 60, 80 and/or 100 cm [16, 24, 32 and/or 40 inches] and 4.5 mm [US7] / 80 or 100 cm [32 or 40 inches] and 3.5 mm [US4] / 40 cm [16 inches]
Double-pointed needles: 4.5 mm [US7]
Suggestion 1: 550 (600) 650 (700) 750 (850) 900 (950) 1000 g Peer Gynt by Sandnes Garn (50 g = 91 m [98 yds]) (one strand) held together with 100-125 (125) 125 (150) 150 (175) 175 (200) 200 g Tynn Silk Mohair by Sandnes Garn (25 g = 212 m [232 yds]) (one strand) or Brushed Lace by Mohair By Canard (25 g = 212 m [232 yds]) or Silk Mohair by Isager Yarn (25 g = 212 m [232 yds])
Suggestion 2: 250-275 (275) 325 (325-350) 350 (375) 400 (425) 450 g Tynn Silk Mohair by Sandnes Garn (25 g = 212 m [232 yds]) or Brushed Lace fra Mohair By Canard (25 g = 210 m [230 yds]) or Silk Mohair by Isager Yarn (25 g = 212 m [232 yds]). Note: Three strands of yarn are held together throughout (the given yardage amounts are the total yardage needed).
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (5 out of 5)
See the classification of difficulty here.
The white September Sweater is knitted in Tynn Silk Mohair in the color 1012 from Sandnes Garn.
The grey September Sweater is knitted in Tynn Silk Mohair in the color lys grå melert 1022 from Sandnes Garn.
The yellow September Sweater is knitted in Tynn Silk Mohair in the color 2113 Strågul from Sandnes Garn.
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In this pattern the following techniques are used:
Beginning brioche stitch:
Increase in brioche:
Brioche in the round:
Decrease towards right:
Decrease towards left:
Tubular bind off:
Picking up stitches for the shoulder: