At a first glance, Solenn might look like a "plain" sweater, but the fit and feel of the finished garment put it in a different class. The fit is loose but not sloppy, thanks to unique shoulder shaping that combines features of both raglan and saddle shoulders, shaped with double fashioned decreases. The tubular cast on and bind off give a stretchy, invisible edge to the ribbing. Loft is a fingering weight yarn so the sweater is light enough to be a layering piece to take you from fall to spring. The back, front, and sleeves are worked flat from the bottom up in stockinette and then seamed. Stitches are picked up at the neck and worked in ribbing for the relaxed mock turtleneck. The sweater is designed to fit loosely, worn with 8" of ease. Finished chest measurements are 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58)" with finshed lengths of 21 (21.75, 23.25, 24, 25.25, 26)". The sweater can be hand washed and dried flat. Brooklyn Tweed has assigned this Veronik Avery design a skill level rating of 3 out of 5 (intermediate).
Solenn uses Loft, Brooklyn Tweed's fingering weight yarn spun from US-produced Columbia-Targhee wool. It is a woolen-spun yarn with a soft hand and slight fuzzy halo after wet blocking. In a minimalist sweater like this one, the spotlight falls on the beautiful finished surface that has a light, plush feel. For Solenn, Loft is knit at 6.5 stitches per inch in stockinette.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 32" circular needle or single point needles in US size 5 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
If you adjusted the size above to get gauge, adjust the needles below correspondingly.
- 32" circular needle or single point needles in US size 2
- 16" circular needle in US size 2
- 32" circular needle in US size 1 (optional, for tubular cast on)
- stitch markers
- cable needle
- spare needle in US size 2 for tubular bind off (optional)
- locking stitch markers
- T-pins for blocking
- sock yarn for seaming (optional)
- tapestry needle
Solenn is shown in Loft color 106 Soot. 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 Loft page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choice in the box above.