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Cristina is a Waldorf mama living with her son, husband and two cats at the seaside of Tuscany. Being a knitwear designer fits much better into her family schedule than being a science researcher. It ...

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from Minimi Knit Design
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Olimpia

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Decreases, increases, knitting in the round, left twist, picking up stitches, provisional cast-on, right twist, seaming, sewing set-in sleeves, shaping in pattern stitch

Pattern Description:

Olimpia is a wrap-over style pullover with set-in sleeves. The pattern sections are worked from the bottom-up to simplify shaping in pattern. The body ribbing section is worked from the top-down to for easy length adjustment. Worked in sport weight yarn it is a versatile lightweight garment comfortable to be wore indoor. As a plus, it works well as a nursing garment too.

Both written and charted directions are given for the stitch pattern. Measurements are given in both cm and inches.


25 sts and 33 rows = 10 cm (4") in Pattern Stitch, blocked

19 sts and 38 rows/rnds = 10 cm (4") in 2x2 Seed Rib worked in the round, blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bust: 77 (81.5, 83, 89.5, 96, 101, 107, 112) cm / 30.25 (32, 32.75, 35.25, 37.75, 39.75, 42.25, 44)"


  • 3.25 mm (US 3) circular needle, 60 cm (24") or longer; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge
  • 2.75 mm (US 2) circular needle, 60 cm (24")

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers; yarn needle; stitch holders or waste yarn

Suggested yarn:

1155 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fili & Fili Gaia


#112 blue