Slava Ukraini Sweater


Description

The 24th of February, 2022, will be in history books as a start of an unprovoked war in Europe, not far from my homeland and by the same forces that have and still threaten my homeland. I firmly stand with Ukraine as they fight for their right to freedom and the values I share.

I’m determined to help in every way I can. As knitting is my therapy and has been the only way to find some ground during the last few weeks, I hope to connect to like-minded people with this design.

It is a tribute to the Ukrainian people and their enormous courage. It depicts embroidery motifs seen on stunning Ukrainian national costumes.

All proceeds from the sales of this pattern will indefinitely be donated to charities that my Ukrainian friends suggest as the most effective and in most need at any given time. Slava Ukraini!

And an immense thank you to the ladies who volunteered their time to help me create this pattern:

  • Jekaterina Dmitrijeva for the technical editing
  • Liene Kalnina for the translation
  • Евгения Сапрыкина for the graphical design
  • Annija Ratniece for the photographs

Finished bust circumference:

  • 86 (98, 108, 116, 126, 138, 148, 156) cm
  • 34½ (39¼, 43¼, 46½, 50½, 55¼, 59¼, 62½)“

Designed to be worn with 6-18 cm / 2½-7¼” positive ease around the bust, to fit busts with circumference:

  • 70-80 (80-90, 90-100, 100-110, 110-120, 120-130, 130-140, 140-150) cm
  • 28-32 (32-36, 36-40, 40-44, 44-48, 48-52, 52-56, 56-60)“

Tag on social media with #slavaukrainisweater

NoteThe product sold here is a knitting pattern in a PDF format and not the finished sweater.

Price: $8.50

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Yardage

Main colour:

  • 575 (630, 690, 750, 810, 885, 950, 1010) m
  • 625 (690, 755, 820, 890, 965, 1040, 1105) yds

Contrasting colour:

  • 385 (420, 455, 480, 510, 550, 580, 605) m
  • 420 (460, 495, 525, 560, 600, 630, 660) yds

Yarn in sample

Yarns used in sample (size 2) is Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash DK (100% Superwash wool; 200 m / 100 g), 4 skeins of colour Blueberry (848) as main colour and 3 skeins of colour Daffodil (821) as contrast colour.

Yarn weight

DK

Pattern Category

Sweater

Difficulty

Intermediate

Gauge

20 sts & 26 rows = 10 cm / 4”

Pattern for gauge

In Stockinette stitch and colourwork in the round, blocked.

Notions

Stitch markers, row counter, stitch holder, tapestry needle, measuring tape.

Techniques used

Backwards loop cast-on, trapping floats, short rows.

Notes

The sweater is worked seamlessly in the round from the top down.

Errata

Page 6: Hem - Change to smaller needles and CC.

Video

Slava Ukraini Sweater-main
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Slava Ukraini Sweater-2
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