Lotte is half poncho, half sweater, fully perfect for keeping the chill away. She’s oversized and boxy but the long slender cuffs keep the overall silhouette from becoming sloppy.
The huge cable running up the front is not twisted like a cable. It is achieved by knitting each half separately and moving the “cable” sts back and forth from side to side. Side seams and 3-needle BO for shoulders are worked to create an exposed seam on the RS.
General knitting skills, short rows (explained in pattern), 3-needle BO.
s (m, l, xl, xxl)
5 (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Swan’s Island worsted weight (100% organic merino, 100 gr/250 yds; sample knitted in color russet, or
5 (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Shibui baby alpaca (100% alpaca, 50 gr/255 yds, or
1200 (1300, 1400, 1500, 1600) yds heavy dk worsted weight yarn that gets gauge
16 sts and 24 rows = 4" in St st.
Note: row gauge is not really important