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Stolitsa Pattern


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Knitting: Stolitsa
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Techniques Used: provisional CO, short rows, increasing, simple lace, grafting, picking up stitches.
  • Experience Level: Intermediate. ZigZag Vine lace pattern is charted; photo tutorial included for buttonholes.

Pattern Description:

Multi-season top down stockinette cardigan with short dolman sleeves, ZigZag Vine lace front panels, and ribbed hem & cuffs.
This sweater is cast on provisionally from sleeve cuff edge to edge, with back and front worked separately to armhole depth. Sleeves are put on hold, while front and back are joined and worked back and forth to the hem. Undersleeve seams are grafted for a smooth finish. Sleeve hems and front bands/collar are picked up and knit in ribbing.


Gauge: 14 st x 22 rows/4" in stockinette stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size: to fit 32 (34, 37, 39, 42, 46)" bust.
  • Measurements: Bust & Hip: 32.75 (35, 37.25, 39.5, 43, 46.5)". Sleeve Cuff to Sleeve Cuff: 27.25 (28.5, 29, 30.25, 32, 33.75)". Length: 25 (25, 25, 26.75, 26.75, 26.75)".


  • Yarn: Malabrigo Twist (100% merino wool, 150 yards); 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins, Applewood.

You Will Also Need:

  • Other Materials: US 10 40" circular needle or size to match gauge. US 9 40" circular needle for picking up stitches. Waste yarn for provisional CO, and stitch holder. An extra cable is helpful to hold back st while front is worked. Yarn needle. Stitch markers (4). 7/8" Buttons (6). Matching sewing thread.

About Designer

About Designer

Jennifer Dassau on
The Knitting Vortex
by Jennifer Dassau
the Delaware River Valley, NJ USA
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