Air Sweater

Level: 3
Season: Winter

If you've been dreaming of a soft, airy and voluminous sweater, this pattern is for you. This model assumes wide lantern sleeves, which may not fit under a coat, but will look very beautiful and romantic without outerwear or with a vest

About the sweater:

  it’s a top-down raglan sweater. It’s very comfortable and easy to knit because you don’t need to knit its parts separately and sew them together. Even if you have never knitted top-down raglan sweaters before, this pattern will help you easily master this technique, because it contains a very detailed description and schemes of short rows

  it’s completely seamless and has very cute cuts on the sides

  it’s super fluffy and light

Yarn options:

  Drops Air

  Lana Grossa Alta Moda Alpaca

  Gazzal Alpaca Air

  Gazzal Baby Wool XL

Knitting gauge:

  K1 P1 Rib (5 mm needles): 17 stitches in 10 cm, 30 rows in 10 cm

  False English Rib (5 mm needles): 14 stitches in 10 cm, 32 rows in 10 cm


  5 mm (US 8) circular needles with 40 and 60 (80, 100) cm needle cord

  and 3.5 mm (US 4) stocking needles for the cuffs (or 3.5 mm circular needles if you prefer the magic loop technique)

Yardage: You need 1200-1950 m (1312-2132.5 yd) of yarn depending on you size XXS-5XL

Sizes grid. Bust circumference:

  XXS 75-80 cm | 29½-31½ inches

  XS 80-85 cm | 31½-33½ inches

  S 85-90 cm | 33½-35½ inches

  M 90-95 cm | 35½-37½ inches

  L 95-100 cm | 37½-39½ inches

  XL 100-110 cm | 39½-43¼ inches

  2XL 110-120 cm | 43¼-47¼ inches

  3XL 120-130 cm | 47¼-51¼ inches

  4XL 130-140 cm | 51¼-55 inches

  5XL 140-150 cm | 55-59 inches

The pattern will give you about 25 cm of positive ease for small sizes (this parameter increases gradually and slightly for larger sizes)

Skills needed to knit the sweater: knitting in the round, flat knitting, casting on, binding off, knitting top-down raglan, knitting K1 P1, knitting False English Rib, knitting Knit Double Rib

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