Charles sweater is a thick oversize sweater with turtle neck, deep armhole openings and slits at the sides. The fit is large with long sleeves – like a cosy hug on cold winter days or for breezy summer-evenings by the sea. Due to the two threads, you can play with texture and colour, so that you create your very own sweater.
The sweater is worked top down with raglan increases at the yoke. Once the body is divided for the slits, the back piece is worked longer.
Vams in 100% Norwegian wool will give a dense and heavy sweater with good durability that will last long. The yarn has many good qualities such as tenacity.
Puno and Cloud will give a sweater with a bit more air between the stitches, but still with good thickness and warmth. As this yarn is a blown yarn, it does not felt.
Choose a size that is approx. 25-30 cm wider (positive ease) than your chest circumference.
10 mm (60 or 100 cm) circular needle for yoke, body and sleeves (or 40 cm, if you are not working with the Magic Loop method).
8 mm (40 or 60 cm) circular needle for ribbing at neck, body and sleeves (dpns, if you are not working with the Magic Loop method).
The pictured sweater is worked in Lang Cloud 011.
White sweater is knitted in Rauma Vams 01.
Pink sweater is knitted in Lang Cloud 003.
For other yarn options for your Charles sweater have a look here.
The pattern is available after payment. It comes as a PDF-file in the order confirmation via mail. You can also find it under “My Account” if you created a user. Remember to check your junk mail. Updates may occur; it is advisable to download and save the pattern.