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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Himalia

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • k2tog, ssk, make 1, left- and right-leaning 2x2 (4-stitch) cables, long-tail cast on, cable cast on.

Pattern Description:

Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun, is the largest planet in our solar system. Dozens of moons orbit it. Himalia is Jupiter's fifth largest moon. It is also the largest member of the Himalia satellite group, which is thought to be the remains of a large asteroid.

Sweater is worked in two pieces, from the hem up. Front and back are worked separately, then seamed. Sleeves are worked as part of the body. Cables are used to shape the waist without increases or decreases.

Model: Katia Austral; 153 yards in 50g; 50% wool, 50% acrylic; model to fit 40 in chest with zero in ease.

Stitch instructions: Charted and written.


24 sts and 30 rows to 4 in (10 cm) in Body stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished size: 28, 32, 36 [40, 44, 48, 52] in; 71.1, 81.3, 91.4 [101.6, 111.8, 121.9, 132.1] cm.


  • Yarn: sport weight 675, 800, 975 [1050, 1175, 1300, 1375] yards.
  • Needles: US 8 (5 mm), or size required for gauge, and US 7 (4.5 mm).

You Will Also Need:

  • Cable needle
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I have knit and crocheted, and done various forms of embroidery and needlepoint since early grammar school. Making things with bits of colored string is so integral to my being that the few times of ...

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