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Sunniva

from Knitting Kninja
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sunniva
Sunniva
Sunniva
Sunniva
Sunniva

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Knit with circular needles
  • Knit with double pointed needles
  • Slip stitches

Pattern Description:

Sunniva was designed to fill a wardrobe gap and close a gap. I love button down blouses and cardigans as wardrobe staples, but the unfortunate gaping that occurs at times can make them problematic. I wanted to make a sweater that would be modeled on a tee shirt - easy to pull on and wear - but with the stylistic look of a button down blouse; something that would be equally appropriate for casual wear or in more formal situations. The idea of a side shaped tee with a false button placket stuck in my mind and wouldn't leave. Sunniva offers a wide range of options to the knitter with two sleeve choices and an optional lace collar. Although it is simple to knit, the false placket keeps it from becoming boring. I hope you enjoy your sweater as much as I've been enjoying mine!

Gauge:

28 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches at bust with zero to negative ease - pick your size or smaller

Materials:

  • for flutter sleeve sweater: 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins Malabrigo Sock [100% Superwash Merino; 440 yds per 100g skein]
  • for puff sleeve: 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins Orange Flower Merino/Nylon Sock [75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon; 460 yds per 100g skein] Shown in OrangeFlower 4 ply BFL, currently unavailable
  • 1 set 3 mm 24" or 32" circular needles (listed as U.S. size 2 or 2.5, depending on the brand)
  • 1 set 3mm dpns or long circular for Magic Loop

You Will Also Need:

  • waste yarn in contrasting color
  • tapestry needle
  • 10 stitch markers in various colors
  • Five 5/8" buttons
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$6.50

Intermediate
Knitting
Clothing
Women
Shirt
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Kristen Hanley Cardozo lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and an increasingly large collection of yarn and knitting patterns. Kristen is a loose cannon, but also the best cop on the ...

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