We had long dreamt of a Dala horse sweater at our house, so I created one. Dala horses prance around the yoke of this retro Scandinavian style pullover. It’s a super quick knit. Bottom-up construction, with a simple yoke. The Dala horses are embroidered on top after the knitting is completed. Separate knitting and embroidery charts are included. I hope these Dala horses make you as happy as they do us.
Size XXS,XS,S,M,L,XL,XXL Finished Measurements Chest: 29.2 (31.6, 34, 36.4, 38.9, 40.8, 43.6) inches Sleeve length: 17.5 (17.5, 18, 18.5, 19, 19, 20) inches Body length: 14 (15, 15.5, 15.75, 16, 17, 18) inches Yoke: 8 (8.20, 8.4, 8.5, 8.5, 8.75, 9) inches Yarn Quince and Company Lark Main color: Delft 300 (300,350,400,450,450,500) grams Contrasting color A: White 50 (50,50,50,50,100,100) grams Contrasting color B: Stream 50 (50,50,50,50,50,50) grams Contrasting color C: Winesap 50 (50,50,50,50,50,50) grams Note: only a small amount of yarn is used of Contrasting colors B and C Needles US 3 (3.25 mm )and 4 (3.5mm) 32-inch circular needles. US 3 (3.25 mm)double-pointed needles. Size 4 (3.5 mm) 16-inch circular needle (Or size needed to obtain gauge). Notions Darning needle Gauge and Swatch 20 stitches = 4 inches or 10 cm on larger needles. 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 1x1 rib Joining in the round Knitting in the round DPN skills Backward loop Knitting colorwork in the round Duplicate Stitch Catching floats k2tog decrease ssk decrease Binding off while decreasing stitches Weaving in and out new colors