A true statement piece, the OberLandForstMeister is a striking garment in-between a cardigan and a jacket.
Worked in squishy mohair tweed, it holds its shape perfectly while providing a stylish and extravagant layer, that is intended to be worn open fronted for a casual look. It can of course be closed with a pin or a simple button (try to use a non-contrasting one in this case, to not interfere with all the other elements of this design).
This top-down seamless Cardigan features striking epaulettes worked with an adapted set-in sleeves construction.
Texture is prevalent in the 3D-shaping of this boxy design: The Ivy motif of the backside slopes towards the moss-stitch fronts in a continuous, diagonal line that transforms into knotted cables flowing into the contrasting hem.
Finally, an innovating sleeve-cap solution leaves a vent underneath the overlapping flap to avoid distortion of the epaulettes. And short-rows produce an oval hemline with a lower back that still keeps the front high enough for a flattering fit of this oversized shape.
All techniques and methods are either explained in the pattern itself with attached photo tutorials, or links are provided that point to web-tutorials.
Sizing (to fit bust size):
X-Small (31 inches or 78,5 cm bust),
Small (34 inches or 86 cm),
Medium (37 inches or 94cm),
Large (40 inches or 101,5 cm),
XL (43 inches or 109 cm),
2XL (46 inches or 116 cm),
3XL (49 inches or 124,5 cm),
4XL (52 inches or 132 cm).
The sample shown in the pictures is worn with
+28cm/ +11” positive Ease at bust.
All measurements of the garment itself can be found in the pattern.
Magasin Duett Mohair Tweed (70% Merino 30% Mohair)
1 skein C1 (colourway Graffitgrå) or approximately 54(60,66,68,72,78,82,86) metres or 59(66,72,74,79,85,90,94) yards.
1 skein C2 (colourway Blyertsgrå) or approximately 62(69,76,79,83,90,95,100) metres or 68(75,83,86,91,98,104,109) yards.
4(5,5,5,6,6,6,7) skeins C3 (colourway Silvergrå) or approximately 415(461,507,522,553,602,633 ,663) metres
or 454(504,554,571,605,658,692,725) yards.
2(2,2,2,2,3,3,3) skeins C4 (colourway Benvit) or approximately 162(180,198,203,215,234,246,258) metres or 177(197,217,222,235,256,269,282) yards.
2(2,2,2,2,2,2,3) skeins C5 (colourway Lime) or approximately 139(154,170,175,185,202,212,222) metres or 152(168,186,191,202,221,232,243) yards.
...or any other worsted weight yarn (at 110 m or 120 yards/50gr) which gives you the proper gauge.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate
19 sts and 32 rows in 10 cm/4" in Moss stitch on 4mm/ US6 needles,
22 sts and 30 rows in 10 cm/4" in Ivy stitch on 4mm/ US6 needles,
20 sts and 35 rows in 10 cm/4" in Moss stitch on 3.5mm/US4 needles,
22 sts and 30 rows in 10 cm/4" in Stocking stitch on 3.5mm/US4 needles,
23sts and 32 rows in 10 cm/4" in 2x2 Ribbing on 3.5mm/US4 needles,
24sts and 33 rows in 10 cm/4" in 1x1 Ribbing on 3mm/US2½ needles,
all measured after light blocking.
4mm/US6 circular needles (at least 80 cm/31" long).
3.5mm/US4 circular needles (at least 80 cm/31" long).*¹
3mm/US2½ circular needles (at least 80 cm/31" long).
2mm/US0 double pointed needle (DPN) to pick up sts.
Optional: 5mm/US8 needle for BO.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
*¹ You will need two circular needles (or an extra cord or waste yarn) here to leave some sts on hold.
Tapestry needle, stitch markers (2-4), stitch holders and/or smooth scrap yarn.
The pattern is available in the form of a digital PDF file, for now only in English (other languages coming soon).
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