Are you ready to wrap yourself in coziness?
Welcome to the 4th annual January Workshop: The Vivi Pullover! This workshop is filled with knitting techniques and lifestyle inspiration. This year we invite you to follow us (virtually) to Denmark where we’ll learn more about the origins of Danish knitting, and we’ll knit a sweater inspired by the journey. It’s like a virtual knitting vacation from the comfort of home, and this year it’s all about hygge. Let’s start the New year with the warm embrace of all things cozy!
The Workshop includes:
- The cozy, relaxed-fit Vivi pattern for bust sizes 28-65 in (70-162.5 cm)
- Yarn substitution ideas (including non-wool options)
- Swatching and size resources
- 8 lessons with videos & printables to support your knitting experience
- A deep dive into the history of Danish knitting, Danish lifestyle inspiration PLUS cook-along videos (with recipes) for the adventure
What You’ll Learn:
- Reading & marking charts (both flat & round)
- Knitting cables (including how to knit them without a cable needle)
- Grafting shoulder seams with ease
- How to choose your size and anticipate how much your yarn will grow
- Resizing sleeves
- How to make Danish Ebelskivers (Aebelskivers), Kringle and MORE!
- And more!
About the Sweater: Vivi
A boxy, oversized pullover inspired by Danish sweater style. Featuring a vertical landscape of cabled diamonds down the front panel, framed with columns of Danish stars. The back features a series of vertical panels, creating a flattering figure frame. This pattern is knit from the bottom-up with 3/4 sleeves and a ribbed collar with a gentle rolled edge – there is minimal seaming (handy techniques and tutorials are included throughout).
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) to fit bust sizes 28-32 (32-40, 40-48, 48-56, 56-65) in/ 70-80 (80-100, 100-120, 120-140, 140-162.50) cm
Finished Circumference (around bust)**
41.25 (48.25, 57, 64.75, 72.5) in/ 103.5 (120.75, 142.25, 162, 181.5) cm
**When considering the finished measurements: Coziness is the name of the game with this design, so don’t be alarmed by the larger-than-life amount of ease; it’s all about comfort. The tapered shoulders and fitted sleeves create a flattering silhouette, even with such a relaxed fit in the body. The sample is a size 3 (with spot-on gauge) being worn by a 39/40 in (97.5/100 cm) bust. You are looking for an APPROXIMATE fit of anywhere between 10-16 in/25-40 cm positive ease, which means you will want to knit the size that gives you a finished measurement that is APPROXIMATELY 10-16 in/25-40 cm larger than your actual bust circumference. It’s okay if your ease varies slightly, but don’t be tempted to err on the side of less than 10 in/25 cm of positive ease if you can possibly help it – since this style is designed to be relaxed, a fit of less than 10 in/25 cm will negatively affect the rest of the fit (such as in the shoulders, sleeves and neckline). Remember: when the fit in the neckline, shoulders and sleeves is tailored, you can get away with lots of extra room in the body without sacrificing style.
21 stitches in 4 inches in cable texture pattern, blocked
20 stitches in 4 inches in stockinette stitch, blocked
Swatching in stockinette stitch either flat or in the round – or both – will be sufficient. Your stockinette stitch gauge should be approximately 20 stitches in 4 in/10 cm, blocked. This pattern is knit partially in the round and partially flat, so if in doubt, swatch both ways (round and flat).
US Size 5/3.75mm (32-40 in/80-100 cm) circular needle – body ribbing
US Size 5/3.75mm (16 in/40 cm) circular needle – neckline ribbing
US Size 5/3.75mm (12 in/30 cm) circular needle – sleeve cuff
US Size 7/4.5mm (32-40 in/80-100 cm) circular needle* body
US Size 7/4.5mm (12 in/30 cm) circular needle – sleeves
*Or size needed to obtain gauge (if you adjust the needle size for the body to obtain gauge, adjust the other sizes accordingly)
- Stitch markers (10)
- Darning needle
- Optional: Highlighter tape (not required, but can be helpful for keeping track of rounds/rows)
- Blocking pins, blocking mat
Worsted weight | Berroco Ultra Wool | 100% superwash wool | 219 yards in 100 grams | 1250 (1400, 1568, 1803, 2074) yards/1143 (1280, 1433, 1648, 1896) meters
NOTE: Yardage my vary; if in doubt, round up. (Please note that yarn substitutions may affect your yardage and results, so please keep this in mind when selecting yarn for your project.)
Errata: Pg 7, lower right section (for the “back”):
Repeat these two rows 9 (11, 12, 13, 12) times more. Bind off remaining stitches.
NOTE: This page was last updated on Feb 28, 2022.