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Galina Sweater

This elegantly simple yet adorned with beautiful cabled details sweater, is an ode to my mother, Galina. She taught me much about life, including knitting. She is many things, all light and beautiful.
This sweater is knitted from the top down using a version of contiguous set in sleeve method. Once the shaping and increases are over, you get a break with a sea of stockinette. Following is an easy-to-memorize cable pattern that cinches the fabric in beautiful, soft pleats; and a long ribbed hem. The sweater is cropped, but adding length is simple (remember that this will alter your yarn yardage needs!). The slightly roomy sleeves are also adorned with a matching cable pattern, followed by long ribbed cuffs.
I designed this sweater with Camellia Fiber Company’s CFC Sylvan, which creates a light, airy fabric, and is undoubtedly part of the design. Choose a yarn that has a soft and light drape for the same look.

The cables in the body cinch the fabric and therefore make it less giving at the waist. Please make your choice in size looking at BOTH chest and waist circumference measurements. Instructions are also given on how to add 3-4” of ease at the waist, if needed.

1,2,3, (4,5,6), 7,8,9
Finished bust circumference: 35,38.5,42.5, (46,49.8,55.3), 60.9,66,70”
Finished waist circumference, up to: 28,32.5,37, (40.5,44.5,50), 55.5,61,64”
Instructions are given on how to add 3-4” of ease in the waist.
Finished length from underarm to hem:14.75,15,15.25, (15.5,15.75,16), 16.25,16.5,16.75”
Finished upper sleeve circumference: 11,13,15.4, (16.9,19.4,23.2), 25.5,28.6,31.3”
Finished sleeve length: 19.25,19.5,19.75, (20,20.25,20.5), 20.75,21,21.25”
Suggested fit is 3-6” positive ease

Yarn: Fingering weight

Designed with Camellia Fiber Co. CFC Sylvan 70/20/10 alpaca/silk/cashmere - 100g/437y
Yardage: 960,1080,1200, (1320,1445,1570), 1700,1830,1965 yds
Sample made with color: Undyed (grey)
Needles: US1 and US3 circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Tools: Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, scrap yarn
Gauge: 26 sts and 36 rows, stockinette in the round, measured after blocking

Galina Sweater

  • You will receive a PDF file of the knitting pattern.

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