Are you ready to wrap yourself in coziness?
This sweater workshop (originally featured as the 4th Annual January Workshop Knitalong) is chock-full of knitting techniques and lifestyle inspiration. I invite to follow me (virtually) to Denmark where we’ll talk 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.
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.