Long and fitted, the perfect match for skinny jeans or leggings. Adda is a classic turtleneck but won't weigh you down--the yarn is so light that even the largest size weighs only 12 oz. It is easy, too. It is knit in the round from the bottom up. At the armholes, the stitches are divided and the front and back are worked separately up to the shoulders. The sleeves are knit flat and sewn in. Finally, stitches are picked up and worked in rib for the turtleneck collar. Adda was designed for a close fit, worn with 2" of ease. The finished chest measurements are 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)" with lengths of 22 (22.5, 23, 23.5, 24, 24.5, 25)". The sweater can be hand washed and dried flat. Berroco rates this design as easy.
At a glance, you might mistake Aero for a brushed mohair. It has that same fluffy volume and warmth but its main component is alpaca, which is mixed with nylon and wool. It has been dyed in a long color repeat, so the knitted fabric has wide bands of color that blend from one color into another. Light and lofty, Aero is a bulky weight yarn and is knit in this project at 3 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 29" circular needle in US size 13 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)If you adjusted the needle size to get gauge, adjust the needle sizes below accordingly
- 29" circular needle in US size 11
- 16" circular needle in US size 11
- waste yarn for holding stitches
- 2 stitch holders (optional)
- 2 stitch markers (different colors/styles)
- tapestry needle
Adda is shown in color 8014 Aurora Borealis. If you would like your sweater to be in this color, simply order the kit above using the pull-down menu to select the size. If you would like to pick your own color, see our Aero page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choice in the box above.