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Knitting Pattern in English for a boxy sweater with drop shoulders, straight sleeves and statement stripes in sizes XS | S | M (L | XL | 2XL) 3XL | 4XL.



The sweater is worked top down in one piece in stockinette stitch. First, the shoulder section and the round neck are shaped with increases. Then, the back and the front part are worked separately back and forth in rows before both parts are joined again under the armpits. The sweater is now worked in stockinette stitch in rounds and finished with a hem in 1x1 ribbing. Afterwards, stitches along the armholes are picked up and the sleeves are worked in stockinette stitch in rounds
until the preferred length. Then , after a few decreases for a slight sleeve shaping, they are finished with a cuff in 1x1 ribbing too. Finally, stitches are picked up along the neckline to attach a collar in 1x1 ribbing to the sweater. Allover body and sleeves there is a pattern of contrasting stripes in the main colour and 6 different contrast colours.

The fit of the sweater is very oversized and loose. The boxy fit is emphasized by the drop shoulders and the straight sleeves, which have a slight shaping shortly before the cuffs. The highlight of the sweater is the pattern of contrasting stripes.


Level of difficulty: experienced beginners


Main Colour (smaller stripes):
- 50| 50 | 50 (50 | 50 | 100) 100 | 100 g Organic Soft Merino by Kaos Yarn (225 m/50 g) AND 50 | 50 | 50 (50 | 50 | 75) 75 | 75 g Organic Brushed Alpaca by Kaos Yarn (225 m/25 g)
Statement Stripes (6 different contrast colours):
- each 50 g Organic Soft Merino by Kaos Yarn (225 m/ 50g) AND 50 g Organic Brushed Alpaca by Kaos Yarn (225 m/25g)
Please Note: If you use different yarn, check the yardage to be sure you have the right amount of yarn. You can find additional information concerning the (total) yardage and options on the yarn choice in the pattern.
- 5 mm and 3.5 mm (circular) knitting needles (optional: DPNs for the sleeves),
- darning needle
- stitch markers/ left overs


Knitting Tension:

10x10 cm = 16 sts x 24 rs in stockinette stitch on 5 mm needles with 3 strands of yarn held together (1x Merino, 2x Brushed Alpaca)
Please note: As lons as you meet the gauge, the sweater can be worked with 2 strands of yarn held together too: 1 thread of merino and 1 thread of brushed alpaca.



Bust Circumference Finished Sweater:
107 | 115 | 120 (130 | 138 | 141) 150 | 158 cm with a positive ease of 20 to 25 cm.

Length Finished Sweater:
59 | 61 | 64 (65 | 69 | 69) 72 | 74 cm (+ 3 cm hem).

Sleeve Length (from the armpits):
34 cm (+6 cm cuff).

15 | 15 | 17 (17 | 19 | 19) 20 | 20 cm (circumference = 31 | 32 | 35 (37 | 43 | 45) 48 | 49 cm)


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