Christian Peter is the men’s version of Dagna (or a boyfriend fit for women). I love this modern XO pattern. It’s one of my favorites. The sizes are based on men’s sizing. The model is wearing the sweater with a 3-inch positive ease. The fit is boxier than Dagna.
Hans Christian was my Aunt Dagna’s husband. So, of course it includes the recipe for Aunt Dag’s Raisin Cake! You are going to love this spice cake as much as you love this sweater. Make it for someone you love because you love him (but also so you can borrow it). Bake the cake for you both. My grandma told me, “Aunt Dag always made her raisin cake as a layer cake for Sundays, but it is easier to make it in a dripper.” Don’t you just love that my grandma called a 9 x 13 pan a dripper? I do.
Sizes Men's S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL (boyfriend fit for Women) Finished Measurements Chest: 40 (43, 46, 49, 52) inches Body length to underarm 16 (16.5, 17, 18, 19) inches Sleeve length 18, (19, 19.5, 20, 21) inches Yoke depth: 9.5 (10, 10, 10.5, 10.5, 11) Inches Total length 25.5 (26.5, 27.5, 28.5, 30) inches Yarn Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, worsted Main color: Flannel 300 (350, 350, 400, 450, 500,) grams. Contrasting color: White 50 (50, 50, 50, 100, 100,) grams. Needles U.S. Size 6 32-inch circular needles. U.S. size 6 double-point needles or flexiflips . Size 6 16-inch circular needle (Or size needed to obtain gauge). Notions Darning needle Gauge and Swatch 16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm Please swatch in the round to determine needle size. Note: Swatch in both one color and in colorwork. You may need to knit the single-color part of the sweater with a smaller needle than the colorwork section. The gauge is the same throughout the sweater. Skills Used Long-tail cast on Knit Purl Knitting in the round Knitting colorwork in the round DPN skills Backward loop k2tog ssk Bind of with decreases Grafting underarms Weaving in ends