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Cornelia, a simple yet stylish garter stitch pullover, is your perfect first sweater project. The lovely puff sleeves create a soft and feminine look. The knitter has a choice between elbow-length and full-length sleeves. Both options have detailed instructions. The pattern walks you through all the steps of knitting a proper garment and gives you lots of helpful hints and advice.
Cornelia is knitted flat from the bottom up, and then seamed together. After the shoulder seams are joined with a three-needle bind-off, stitches are picked up to knit the neckband in the round.
A worsted weight yarn with a fair amount of wool will work best. Avoid yarns with little or no elasticity like cotton, linen, silk and alpaca.
For a pullover with elbow length sleeves, you will need:
1210, (1300, 1370, 1450, 1560, 1670, 1770, 1880) yd
1100, (1180, 1250, 1330, 1420, 1520, 1620, 1720) m
For a pullover with long sleeves, you will need:
1320, (1420, 1500, 1590, 1700, 1820, 1930, 2050) yd
1210, (1290, 1370, 1450, 1550, 1660, 1760, 1870) m
19 sts and 38 rows = 4" / 10 cm in garter stitch
1210 yards of Worsted weight
I live in the beautiful historical city center of Antwerp, Belgium, with my husband and two small children. I have been knitting on and off for 25 years. When not knitting, I enjoy running, yoga and sewing. Creating beautiful things is what keeps me going!