A manly sweater, designed to enhance the V-shape they all dream of. The patterned front panel is slightly wider at chest than at hip level, and creates an optical illusion of the perfect male body. The stitch pattern is simple, but one of my favorites for masculine garments, so is the shoulder design, originally unvented by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

It is worked from the bottom up and is almost seamless. Worked in a yarn thin enough for a warm man to wear it, yet durable enough for a lot of use.

Sizes: S (M, L, XL, XXL) – sweater chest width 96 (106, 116, 126, 136) cm

Materials: 500 (550, 600, 650, 700) g of Hifa 2

100% woollen wool, 315 m per 100 g skein.

Needles: Circulars of appropriate length and a set of dpns size 3.5 mm – or the size you need to get gauge, and a short circular and dpns 0.5 mm smaller.

Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rounds = 10 cm in stockinette stitch.

Techniques required: knit, purl, increasing, decreasing, grafting (Kitchener stitch), picking up stitches.

Kit patterns are written in English while pdf patterns are available in both English and Norwegian.

Shipping is included in the kit price.

Pdf-download - NOK 45

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Kit with pattern and yarn for making one sweater:

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