Vika
Vika
Vika
Vika
Vika

Vika

Cabled Pullover with Turtleneck

by Véronik Avery

A noble cabled masterwork lets a girl ride with her hounds in pursuit of the questing beast, explore a ruined keep, or just sink into a good story on a wintry day. Vika looks dashing in any color of Shelter, so pick your child’s favorite for this wardrobe capstone. The intricate cables are a venturesome knitter’s delight. The body and sleeves are knit flat and sewn together, and the ribbed collar is picked up and worked in the round. If your child rebels against turtlenecks, Vika is equally beautiful with a shorter collar folded and sewn to the inside for a crew neck.

MATERIALS

610 (685, 815, 995, 1155) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
5 (5, 6, 8, 9) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Birdbook and Long Johns

GAUGE

18 stitches & 30 rows = 4" in Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
18-stitch panel from Chart B measures 2¾" wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
10-stitch motif from Chart A or C measures 1¾" wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

NEEDLES

Size A (for Main Fabric):
One pair of straight needles or a 32" circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One pair of straight needles or a 32" circular needle* and one 16" circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

25½ (27¼, 29¼, 32¾, 35½)" circumference at chest
Sized for 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) years
Intended Ease: approximately + 2-4"
Sample shown is size 6 (29¼") shown on child who normally wears size 6
Shown in fourth photo on child who normally wears size 8

SKILL LEVEL

4 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.


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