Equiliber means “balance” in Rhaeto-Romanic. Balance is important on many levels. Equiliber not only stands for the balance of knit and purl stitches. It also stands for tension and ease in life.

The seamless construction and the pattern consisting only of knit and purl stitches make Equiliber a simple but exciting sweater to knit.

Equiliber is knit from the top down with a circular yoke. The sweater is textured throughout, knitted in rounds. It has a straight body and balloon sleeves.

To best display the textured pattern, I recommend using a not-too-stretchy yarn such as a silk blend, in a solid or semi-solid colour.

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MATERIAL

YARN

Wollspinnerei Vetsch Feilis (70% Merino, 30% silk; 400 m / 438 yards per 125 g)
• 4 [4, 4, 5] [5, 5, 6] [6, 6, 7] skeins in 1125 Siena

OR

1385 [1470, 1530, 1635] [1750, 1820, 2105] [2210, 2365, 2440] m / 1510 [1605, 1670, 1780] [1905, 1985, 2295] [2410, 2575, 2660] yards in fingering weight yarn

 

Equiliber is a collaboration with Wollspinnerei Vetsch.

KNITTING NEEDLES

  • 3.5 mm / US #4 circular needle (80 cm / 32” in length), or size to obtain gauge
  • 3.0 mm / US #2.5 circular needle (80 cm / 32” in length) or DPNs for smaller circumference

GAUGE

28 sts x 36 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stocking stitch with bigger needles after blocking

NOTIONS

  • tapestry needle
  • 3.00 mm / US #2.5 C/D crochet hook

MISCELLANEOUS

PATTERN NOTES

I used the chained cast-on technique. This cast-on is often used as a provisional cast-on. In my tutorial, I work this cast-on with scrap yarn. For this sweater, I used the same yarn as I work with.

How to work the provisional / chained cast-on
https://donnarossa.ch/how-to-knit-the-provisional-cast-on/

How to work the cable cast-on
https://donnarossa.ch/how-to-work-the-cable-cast-on/

ERFORDERLICHE STRICK – FÄHIGKEITEN

  • knit and purl
  • increases and decreases

The pattern comes in written and charted instructions.

SIZES

1 [2, 3, 4] [ 5, 6, 7] [ 8, 9, 10]

finished bust circumference: 85.5 [93, 100, 107] [114.5, 121.5, 128.5] [135.5, 143, 150] cm / 33.75 [36.5, 39.25, 42.25] [45, 47.75, 50.5] [53.25, 56.25, 59]”

The sweater is intended to be worn with 7-10 cm / 2.75-4” positive ease.

Sample shown in size 3 with 9 cm / 3.5” ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Sizes: 1 [2, 3, 4] [5, 6, 7] [8, 9, 10]

A - neck circ
cm 57 [57, 57, 63] [63, 63, 60] [60, 60, 60] in 22.5 [22.5, 22.5, 24.75] [24.75, 24.75, 23.5] [23.5, 23.5, 23.5]

B - bust circ
cm 85.5 [93, 100, 107] [114.5, 121.5, 128.5] [135.5, 143, 150] in 33.75 [36.5, 39.25, 42.25] [45, 47.75, 50.5] [53.25, 56.25, 59]

C - sleeve circ
cm 32 [32, 32, 35.5] [39.5, 39.5, 43] [46.5, 53.5, 53.5] in 12.5 [12.5, 12.5, 14] [15.5, 15.5, 17] [18.25, 21, 21]

D - cuff circ
cm 19.5 [19.5, 19.5, 21.5] [19.5, 19.5, 21.5] [23, 21.5, 21.5] in 7.75 [7.75, 7.75, 8.5] [7.75, 7.75, 8.5] [9, 8.5, 8.5]

E - yoke depth (back)
cm 22 [23, 24, 25.5] [26.5, 27, 28.5] [30, 31, 31.5] in 8.75 [9, 9.5, 10] [10.5, 10.75, 11.25] [11.75, 12.25, 12.5]

F - body length
cm 44 [43.5, 42, 40.5] [39.5, 39, 42] [40.5, 39.5, 39] in 17.25 [17.25, 16.5, 16] [15.5, 15.25, 16.5] [16, 15.5, 15.25]

G - sleeve length
cm 41.5 [41, 40, 38.5] [37, 36.5, 40] [38.5, 37, 36.5] in 16.25 [16.25, 15.75, 15.25] [14.5, 14.25, 15.75] [15.25, 14.5, 14.25]

Equiliber knitting pattern schematic donnarossa

TECH EDITOR

James Bartley

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