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Bjørk Raglan Sweater - Knitting Pattern

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BJØRK (from Norwegian: ‘birch’, Swedish / Icelandic: ‘Björk’ ) is a raglan sweater knitted from the top down in the round. It features a striped pattern consisting of knit and slip stitches. First the neck is cast on using a provisional cast-on and folded-over, then the neck is shaped with German short rows while working raglan increases at the same time. Raglan increases are first worked in main colour and later in pattern. Afterwards, the sleeves and the body are separated and worked in pattern. The simple 1x1 rib on the cuffs and hem are finished with a tubular bind-off. I’ve named this pattern BJØRK because the pattern reminds me of the beautiful bark of a birch tree.

For an oversized fit, choose a size 15-25 cm larger than your actual chest circumference, for a relaxed fit - 10-15 cm larger. For reference: the sample in the photo is in size 3 with 25 cm positive ease.

Finished measurements
Chest circumference: 100 (105) 108 (113) 120 (125) cm

MC - Höner och Eir - Nutiden yarn in the colourway GLIMT - held double. For size 3 you’ll need ~ 300 g.
CC - Istex - Plötulopi in the colourway ‘Black Heather’ 0005 - held double. For size 3 you will need ~ 180 g.
Optional - Sandnes Garn - Tynn Silk Mohair - beige 3021 - 25 g skein. You only need a small amount of lace weight yarn for the tubular BO. Please note that these are estimates.

Yarn Substitutes
Any aran or worsted weight yarn, MC ~ 700 (750) 800 (850) 900 (1000) m, CC ~ 450 (500) 550 (600) 650 (700) m. Please note that these are estimates.

10 cm = 16 sts and 22 rnds on needle size 4.5 mm in st st (after blocking). The swatch is k in the rnd.

Needles and accessories
Two 3.5 mm circular needles and 4.5 mm 60-120 cm circular needles and/or DPNs.
Stitch markers, stitch holders, crochet hook, waste yarn, a darning needle, scissors.

This digital knitting pattern has been professionally tech-edited and is available in the following language: English.

*Please note: This product page offers a digital download of the knitting pattern PDF, not a physical product.