Open call for testknit: The Jacob sweater {adult version}

Open call for testknit: The Jacob sweater {adult version}

When I wrote up the Jacob Sweater, and thought about the grading of all the sizes, where to start and where to end … the thought about widening the pattern to everyone first popped up. And so, the adult version of the Jacob sweater was born!

The pattern is exactly the same mostly as the children’s version, the only difference being that it might take you slightly longer…

The Jacob sweater is a simple yoke pattern fitting for beginners. It is worked from the top-down, with several increases throughout the yoke. Once you reach the armhole, body and sleeves are split and worked separately. The neckline is formed using a special stretchy cast-on technique, which creates a comfortable and practical neckline.

This pattern combines techniques such as Latvian cast-on, and yoke increases. While all steps are clearly detailed in the instructions, I suggest you have a look at tutorials online for the Latvian cast-on, which is a quite practical technique to create a flexible – but not too flexible (!) – cast-on edge for the neckline.

The Jacob sweater pictured above was knit using Retrosaria Rosa Pomar’s Mungo, an blend of recycled wool and recycled cotton.

The testknit is open for beginners as well as more advanced knitters.

Deadline of the testknit : December 13, 2021.

Needle size :

Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length
Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Sizes:

2XS (XS, S, M) [L, XL, 2XL] {3XL, 4XL, 5XL}

Size guide – to fit:

BUST CIRC.: 81 (86, 91, 96) [101, 106, 111] {116, 121, 127} // 32 (34, 36, 38) [40, 42, 44] {46, 48, 50}”

Size guide – finished measurements:

BUST CIRC.: 91 (96, 101, 106) [111, 116, 121] {126, 131, 137} // 36 (38, 40, 42) [44, 46, 48] {50, 52, 54}”

tension / gauge:

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 17 sts x 27 rows in stockinette stitch on 4 mm (US 6) needle

Materials:

1 thread worsted yarn

Yarn used in model (size S): Retrosaria Rosa Pomar Mungo (50% recycled wool, 50% recycled cotton – 100 g // 219 m / 240 yds

3, (3, 4, 4) [4, 4, 4] {5, 5, 5} skeins

Meters: 606 (658, 734, 739) [784, 834, 866] {918, 950, 998} m // Yardage: 663 (720, 803, 808) [858, 912, 947] {1004, 1039, 1092 } yds

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