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Muenster, Germany

Stefanie Pollmeier works, knits and designs in Muenster, Germany. You can read about her knitting and designing adventures and constant battles against cat hair, stash growth, and WIP overload on ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Nachtfalter
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit flat
  • Knit in the round
  • Long tail cast on
  • Three needle bind off
  • Twisting stitches
  • Following lace instructions in text (no charts!)

Pattern Description:

We'll be having a Nachtfalter KAL at the Holla Knits Blog! Cast on will be on June 3rd and run for 6 weeks. There will be lots of fun prizes for knitters that post their finished sweaters by the deadline!

Nachtfalter (German for moth or nightflying butterfly) is a fun color block top with a bold lace pattern, ribbed and cabled bottom and cute, short cap sleeves. The lace always reminds me more of moths than its namesake honey bees " hence the tongue-breaking name. (I'm glad to wear a nachtfalter, but a moth? I don't want to even think of moths in connection with my knitwear. Shoo! Bad moth!)

In this top you have everything you can ask for in your knitting. Cables? Check. Ribbing? Check? In the round? Check. Worked flat? Check. Lace? Check.

There is virtually no shaping and almost no finishing to be done, while you're allowed to play around with different yarns and to combine your favourite colors. Nachtfalter is a perfect summer knit. Wear it over tank top, flirty skirt and heels for a night on the town. Or head out to the beach in slim capris and flip flops.


36 sts and 29 rows = 4'' / 10 cm in relaxed Baby Cable Ribbing on smaller needles

21 sts and 24 rows = 4'' / 10 cm in Honey Bee Lace pattern on larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S (M, L, XL, XXL) / Bust circumference 32 (35, 38, 41, 46)'' - 80 (88, 96, 104, 116) cm
  • Actual garment size: 42.75 (49.5, 51.75, 56.25, 63)'' - 108.5 (125.5, 131.5, 143, 160) cm bust circumference


  • 3.5 mm / size 4 circulars
  • 4 mm / size 6 circulars or straight needles
  • stitch holders or waist yarn
  • tapestry needle
  • 2 stitch markers

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn: masi|knits Bottoms Up, 100% Organic Wool; 293yds/90g: Caipirinha, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins.
  • OR
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Sport (MC), 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic; 136yds/50g: #2138 Pomegranate, 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) balls. Knit Picks CotLin (CC), 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen; 123yds/50g: #U070 Surf, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) balls.

Suggested yarn:

800 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

masi|knits Bottoms Up


Caipirinha (green)

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