Short Story

Short Story is a two-tone color-blocked sweater, knit a seamless modular sideways construction, starting with a provisional cast-on at the color-change to the right of the neckline, and worked towards the cuffs.
The hem is knit concurrently as a double-knit edge. The cuffs and neckline are finished with twisted ribbing.

Short Story has a casual fit that can be tailored to your preferences: With 8 body and sleeve circumferences, 8 lengths from cropped to tunic-length, and 3 neckline options to choose from, you can mix and match to create your dream sweater.

The exquisite blend of super-soft Merino, lustrous Silk, and exotic Baby Camel of “On Stage – Short Stories” by Nature’s Luxury makes the yarn used in this sweater extra squishy while having excellent stitch definition. Knit in two of the palette’s luscious shades, the sweater will be a wardrobe staple with a twist that you’ll want to wear again and again and again.

An accompanying video tutorial demonstrates the provisional cast-on, unraveling the provisional cast-on, folding the edges for the double-kit hems, and closing the side seams with a three-needle bind-off and Kitchener stitch.

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DETAILS

Mix & Match Sizing

Customize your size by combining any circumference, length and neckline option!

Finished Bust Circumference for circumferences 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)[6, 7, 8]: 

97 (106, 117, 126, 137)[148, 157, 168] cm
38 (42, 46, 50, 54)[58, 62, 66]“


Finished measurements include positive ease: Pick a size that is about 10-15 cm / 4-6“ wider than your bust circumference (body measurement); less ease will result in a tighter-fitting sweater, more ease will result in a more over-sized sweater.

Finished Length (at center back) for lengths a (b, c, d, e)[f, g, h]: 

40 (45, 50, 55, 60)[65, 70, 75] cm
15 ½ (17 ½, 19 ½, 21 ½, 23 ½)[25 ½, 27 ½, 29 ½]“

Neckline Circumference for options S / M / L:
46 / 54 / 68 cm
18 / 21 ½ / 27“

Pictured in size 3cM (pink/yellow and green samples) and size 2dM (gray/purple sample).

Yarn

2 colors of DK weight yarn (about 200 m / 219 yds per 100 g)
Yardage: 760-1756 m / 830-1920 yds / 5-9 skeins* in total

  • Main Color (MC): 493-994 m / 539-1087 yds / 3-5 skeins*

  • Contrasting Color (CC): 267-762 m / 291-833 yds / 2-4 skeins*

*no. of skeins refers to yarn used in sample.
Please check the yardage table (last photo) for the exact yardage per color for your custom size!

Shown in

On Stage – Short Stories by Nature’s Luxury (50% Merino / 30% silk / 20% Camel, 200 m / 219 yds per 100 g) in the colorways La Femme du Boulanger (yellow – MC) and Close Company (pink – CC)

Yarn & Pattern Kits are available from Nature’s Luxury at https://www.naturesluxury.com/en/susanne-sommer-short-sto…

Gauge

20 sts / 26 rows = 10 cm / 4“ in Stockinette st (with the larger needle size)

Measured after blocking. Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished piece and your yardage!

Needles
  • US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needles, 80-100 cm / 32-40“ long;
  • 1 DPN in the same size (for hem set-up & 3-needle bind-off);
  • optional: DPNs in same size for sleeves (or size needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape)
  • US 6 / 4.0 mm circular needles or DPNs for neckline and cuffs
Notions

tapestry needle, 3 stitch markers, crochet hook and waste yarn for provisional cast-on, waste yarn for holding sts

TUTORIAL

#ShortStorySweater

With a simple sweater design, the magic is in the details, I find.

Like the twisted rib cuffs with the tubular bind-off, the folded ribbed neckline and the double-knit hem of the SHORT STORY sweater.

There are so many fun techniques in this pattern, this is definitely not a boring basic stockinette sweater!

And if you’re a little worried about so many new techniques, don’t be: the accompanying video tutorials covers the provisional cast-on, the double-knit hems and closing the sides with a three-needle bind-off and Kitchener stitch!

Short Story is available in English and German, as a Desktop/print version and one optimized for mobile devices, on Ravelry and Payhip. 

Yarn kits are available from @naturesluxury. 

Get 22% off the pattern with the code STORY22 until January 2, 2022!

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