Yarn: baby merino wool, Fingering weight. It is 50 g per skein: main colour 3 (4) 4 (5) 5 (5) 6 skeins, first contrast colour 1 skein, second contrast colour 1 skein, third contrast colour 1 skein (variable, switch between several colours, it could very well be scrap yarn).
Gauge: 27 sts x 33 rows = 10 x 10 cm stockinette stranded
Needles: 2,5 mm and 3 mm, or what’s needed to reach gauge
This pattern is available in Norwegian and English. It contains written text and chart.
The sweater is knitted top down and with raglan. It is seamless and knitted in round.
When the raglan is finished the sleeves and body will be worked separately.
The story about Sweater Hjemover
When you cannot live at two places at the same time, but keeps both in your heart, then put the colours of home onto something movable. Something which make it possible to just with a glance recognizing a memory you cherish and care for. That’s what this design is about. To bring a piece of home with you.
The English word for Hjemover is homewards, and this sweater contains some of the colours in the winter landscape a place in the northern part of Norway.