BIG IN JAPAN Sweater by K. Schneider
The oversized boxy sweater is started by knitting the back from top down to the base of the armhole. The shoulder part is shaped using short rows. Then, both fronts are knitted separately from the top down to the base of the neckline, working increases for the boat neck at the same time. After joining both fronts and working them down to the base of the armhole, back and fronts are then joined for working in the round straight to the hem.
For the neck finishing, stitches are picked up along the neck, and a small neck band is worked.
For the sleeves, stitches are picked up along the armhole and the sleeves are worked top down to the cuffs.
XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Finished chest measurements
43 (45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 58)“ / 110 (115, 120, 125, 130, 134, 139, 145, 148) cm
Sample is shown in size XS with 11” / 28 cm positive ease
3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) x ITO Kinu (100% silk, 50 g / 425 m) knit together with 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) x ITO Sensai (60& mohair, 40% silk, 20 g / 240 m),
The sample is knitted in ITO Kinu, colorway Caravan and ITO Sensai, colorway Mustard. Both yarns are held together.
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, blocked, needle ITO 3号 (3,0mm)
ITO 2号 (2,7mm) circular needle, 80 cm
ITO 4号 (3,3 mm) circular needle, 80 cm
stitch markers, stitch holders, darning needle, cable stitch holders (optional)