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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Linde

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

Linde pullover or Linde Tee features large heart shaped leaves with a pronounced stem and vein like lime tree leaves.
It is worked top down, in the round with a circular yoke. The increases are invisibly worked in the leaves. The body is worked in garter stitch. At the waist 2 stems emerge that form the I-cord buttonholes and the stem of the pocket leaves.
Pocket lining, hem and cuffs are worked in a contrasting color.

DK, worsted or Aran weight can be used, as long as you get gauge. The Aran weight is a bit harder to work, but it gives a denser fabric and a little retro touch.

Instructions for both short- or 3/4 sleeved.


19 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • finished measurements chest : 29.5, 33.5, 38, 41.5, 45.5, 50 (75, 85, 96, 106, 116, 127 cm)


  • short sleeved tee: 690/800/910/1020/1130/1240 m (750/870/1000/1120/1250/1360 yards) of DK, worsted or aran weight
  • 3/4 sleeved pullover: 820/930/1050/1190/1300/1450 m (900/1000/1150/1300/1420/1600 yards) of DK, worsted or aran weight
  • 120 -160m (130-175 yards) contrasting aran weight for the pocket lining and cuffs
  • 4 or 4,5 mm (US 6 or 7) circular needles
  • 12 markers
  • 2 buttons

You Will Also Need:

  • 4 or 4,5 mm (US 6 or 7) straight needles for the pocket lining (optional)
  • tapestry needle

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