Rullskridsko

Rullskridsko, a free knitting pattern from Knitty.com. Free knitting pattern for a lightweight Fair Isle pullover.

INTRODUCTION

Rullskridsko

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"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.” Georgia O'Keeffe

This top-down Fair Isle pullover uses a new yarn that blends Alpaca, Linen and Lyocell. Light and airy, this is still a cozy piece. The name, Rullskridsko, means "rollerskates" in Norwegian. Because why not?

spacer model: Margaux Hufnagel

spacer photos: Amy Christoffers

SIZE

Women's XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X]
Shown in size M with 6 inches/15 cm of ease
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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust: 34.25[38.5, 41.5, 45.75, 50.25, 55.25, 59, 63.25, 68] inches / 87[98, 105.5, 116, 127.5, 140.5, 150, 160.5, 172.5] cm
Length: 22.5[22.5, 23, 23.5, 24, 24.5, 24.5, 25.5, 25.5] inches / 57[57, 58.5, 59.5, 61, 62, 62, 65, 65] cm

MATERIALS

Yarn
Berroco Cambria [60% baby Alpaca, 20% Linen, 20% Lyocell; 137 yd/125m per 50g skein];
spacer [MC] Oak 7942; 7[8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13] skeins
spacer [CC] Sycamore 7960; 2[2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3] skeins

Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter's gauge is unique]
spacer 2 US 3/3.25mm circular needles, 16-inch/40-cm and 24-inch/60-cm
spacer 2 US 5/3.75mm circular needles, 16-inch/40-cm and 24-inch/60-cm
spacer US 3/3.25mm needles for working small circumference in the round: two circulars, one long circular, or DPNs
spacer US 5/3.75mm needles for working small circumference in the round: two circulars, one long circular, or DPNs

Notions
spacer stitch marker
spacer waste yarn or stitch holders
spacer yarn needle

GAUGE

22 sts/31 rounds= 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch with larger needles
Note: gauge is always taken after blocking.

PATTERN NOTES

[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]

This garment is worked from the top down in the round. The yoke is shaped using short rows that are worked after the chart has been completed.
When working M1 increases into a row with 2 colors, pick up and twist the MC float from the row below.

K1, P1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts)
Round 1: (K1, p1) to end.
Rep this rnd for patt.

CHARTS

DIRECTIONS

Yoke
With MC and smaller 16-inch/40-cm circ, cast on 96[104, 108, 108, 112, 112, 112, 116, 116] sts. Place marker and join for working in the round (marker will be at the back right shoulder).

Work in K1, P1 Rib for 7 rounds.

Change to larger 16-inch/40-cm circ.

Inc round: (K1, m1, k2, m1, k1) 24[26, 27, 27, 28, 28, 28, 29, 29] times. 144[156, 162, 162, 168, 168, 168, 174, 174] sts.

Begin chart:
Next rnd: Join CC and work Round 1 of Chart 24[26, 27, 27, 28, 28, 28, 29, 29] times around.

Work Rounds 2-51 of Chart, working increases as designated. When there are too many sts to fit on short circ, change to long circ.

Stitch counts:
After Round 4: 192[208, 216, 216, 224, 224, 224, 232, 232] sts.
After Round 14: 240[260, 270, 270, 280, 280, 280, 290, 290] sts.
After Round 29: 288[312, 324, 324, 336, 336, 336, 348, 348] sts.

After Chart has been completed, break CC and cont in St st with MC only.

Sizes L-5X only:
Inc round: *K -[-, -, 9, 6, 8, 6, 6, 6] , m1; rep from * to end. -[-, -, 360, 392, 378, 392, 406, 406] sts

Sizes 2X-5X only:
Work in St st for 8 rounds.
Inc round: *K7, m1; rep from * to end. -[-, -, -, -, 432, 448, 464, 464] sts.

Sizes 4X & 5X only:
Work in St st for 8 rounds.
Inc round: *K -[-, -, -, -, -, -, 29, 8] , m1; rep from * to end. -[-, -, -, -, -, -, 480, 522] sts.

All Sizes:
Work even in St st until yoke measures 8[8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10, 11, 11] inches / 20.5[20.5, 21.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 25.5, 28, 28] cm from cast-on edge.

Begin short rows:
Short row 1 [RS]: K 57[61, 61, 67, 73, 79, 79, 85, 93] sts, w&t.
Short row 2 [WS]: Purl to m, sl m, p 144[156, 162, 180, 196, 216, 224, 240, 261] sts, w&t.

Short row 3 [RS]: Knit to m, sl m, knit to wrapped st, knit wrap together with wrapped st, k6, w&t.
Short row 4 [WS]: Purl to m, sl m, purl to wrapped st, purl wrap together with wrapped st, p6, w&t.
Rep Short rows 3-4 three times more.

Next round: Knit to m, sl m, knit to end of rnd, knitting wraps togther with wrapped sts.

Divide for Body and Sleeves:
Slip next 57[61, 61, 67, 73, 79, 79, 85, 93] sts to holder for right sleeve; cast on 3[5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9] sts, pm for new beg of rnd, cast on 4[6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10] sts, k 87[95, 101, 113, 123, 137, 145, 155, 168] sts for front, slip 57[61, 61, 67, 73, 79, 79, 85, 93] sts to waste yarn for left sleeve; cast on 7[11, 13, 13, 15, 15, 17, 19, 19] sts for underarm, k 87[95, 101, 113, 123, 137, 145, 155, 168] sts. 188[212, 228, 252, 276, 304, 324, 348, 374] sts.

Body
Work even in St st until piece measures 11 inches / 28 cm from division of body and sleeve, or until piece measures 2 inches / 5 cm shorter than total desired length. Change to smaller circ.

Work in K1, P1 rib for 2 inches / 5 cm.

BO in patt.

Sleeves (make 2)
Slip 57[61, 61, 67, 73, 75, 79, 85, 93] held sts to larger 16-inch / 40 cm circ.

Join yarn at the center of underarm cast-on sts, pick up and knit 4[6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10] sts, k 57[61, 61, 67, 73, 75, 79, 81, ] sts, then pick up and knit 3[5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9] sts to center of underarm. Pm and join to work in the rnd. 64[72, 74, 80, 88, 94, 96, 104, 112] sts.

Distribute sts over larger needles for working a small circumference in the round.

Knit 10 rnds.

Dec round: K1, k2tog, knit to last 2 sts, ssk. 2 sts dec'd.
Knit 9[9, 7, 7, 6, 6, 5, 4, 3] rounds.
Rep last 10[10, 8, 8, 7, 7, 6, 5, 4] rounds 9[9, 10, 11, 14, 14, 15, 19, 23] times more. 44[52, 52, 56, 58, 64, 64, 64, 64] sts remain.

Work even in St st until sleeve measures 16 inches / 40.5 cm from underarm.

Change to smaller needles.

Work in K1, P1 rib for 2 inches / 5 cm.

BO in patt.

FINISHING

Weave in all ends and block to measurements.


A – Bust Circumference: 34.25[38.5, 41.5, 45.75, 50.25, 55.25, 59, 63.25, 68] inches / 87[98, 105.5, 116, 127.5, 140.5, 150, 160.5, 172.5] cm
B – Yoke Length: 9.5[9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 11.5, 12.5, 12.5] inches / 24[24, 25.5, 26.5, 28, 29, 29, 32, 32] cm
C – Body Length: 13 inches / 33 cm
D – Upper Arm Circumference: 11.75[13, 13.5, 14.5, 16, 17, 17.5, 19, 20.25] inches / 30[33, 34.5, 37, 40.5, 43, 44.5, 48.5, 51.5] cm
E – Sleeve Length: 18 inches / 45.5 cm

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

designername Amy Christoffers is the design director at Berroco and self-publishes patterns under the name Savory Knitting.

Pattern & images © 2020 Amy Christoffers.