Annetje is a super quick knit, inspired by canal houses in Amsterdam. It’s knit bottom up, with all the fun colorwork as a reward at the top. Worsted weight.
An experienced knitter can make this sweater over a weekend. I designed it for my daughter who was traveling to the Netherlands for the first time without our family. I was discouraged because I didn’t quite finish it on time. But I was driving her and her husband to the airport when it dawned on me that she could finish it herself. I texted her instructions and she finished it on the plane. She wore this sweater in Amsterdam.
Knit with Quince Lark (perfect for a summer sweater, because it’s soft and can be worn with only a t-shirt for chilly mornings or evenings). Rauma Strikkegarn is a great choice for a winter version.
Sizes Women’s XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL Finished Measurements Positive Ease of 1-5 inches 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 depth: 8 (8.2, 8.4, 8.5, 8.5, 8.75, 9) inches Yarn Quince & Co. Lark worsted Main Color: 6 (6,7,8,9,9,10) skeins of Iceland Contrasting Color: 1 (1,1,1,1,2,2) skeins of Delft (of course) Needles US 6 (4.0 mm) or gauge-sized needles in 32-inch (40 L and above) circular and 16-inch circular needles US 5 (3.75 mm) or one sized smaller than gauge-sized needles in Flexiflips or DPNs Notions Darning needle Gauge and Swatch 20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in colorwork in the round and in single color Swatch in both one- and two-color knitting Skills Used Long-tail cast on Knitting Purling k1p1 Knitting in the round DPN skills or Magic Loop Backward loop increase Colorwork knitting in the round