Koivua Pattern

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Koivua Pattern - theobservatory.shop Boyland Knitworks - manos
Koivua Pattern - theobservatory.shop Boyland Knitworks - manos
Koivua Pattern - theobservatory.shop Boyland Knitworks - manos
Koivua Pattern - theobservatory.shop Boyland Knitworks - manos

Caitlin Hunter's Koivua is a top-down circular yoke sweater that features stranded colorwork and texture created with simple knit and purl stitches, making this an engaging yet not difficult sweater to knit. The sleeves balloon gently and are finished with a simple, classic i-cord. The body and sleeve lengths are easily adjustable, keep in mind changes will alter the yardage required. 

YARN: worsted. Yardage is estimated depends on size and may vary depending on yarn used, gauge variations or modifications.

  • MC: 620 (750, 884, 975, 1105, 1289, 1404) yards
  • 567 (686, 808, 892, 892, 1010, 1179, 1284) meters
  • CC: 332 (402, 476, 525, 595, 693, 756) yards
  • 304 (368, 435, 480, 544, 634, 691) meters

NEEDLES: 

  • US 6 - 4.0 mm
  • US 4 - 3.5 mm

OTHER TOOLS:

  • stitch markers,
  • scrap yarn
  • darning needle

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner 

GAUGE: 21 sts and 25 rounds over 4” 10 cm after blocking with main needle in both colorwork and texture pattern.

  • Swatch both colorwork and texture pattern as you may need to change needle sizes to maintain an even gauge. You should always knit your swatch the same way that the pattern is knit—in this case, in the round. Block your swatch as you will your finished garment and allow it to dry fully before measuring.

SIZES: XS-3X. Measurements given are for the finished garment.

This sweater is designed to fit with 7.5-10.5” 19-26.75 cm of positive ease at the bust and 1.5-2.5” 4-6.5 cm of positive ease at the upper arm.
See size chart on page 5 for complete fit details.

Sample pictured is a size M on a model with a 36” 91.5 cm bust, worn with 10” 25.5 cm of positive ease.

  • XS( S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
  • Finished circumference at bust:
  • 36.5 (41.25, 45.75, 50.25, 54.75, 59.5, 62.75)“
  • 93 (104.5, 116, 128, 139.5, 151, 160) cm
  • Finished sleeve circumference at upper arm:
  • 11.5 (12.5, 12.5, 13.75, 14.75, 17.25, 19.5)”
  • 29 (32, 32, 35, 38, 43.5, 49.5) cm
Koivua Pattern - theobservatory.shop Boyland Knitworks - manos
Koivua Pattern - theobservatory.shop Boyland Knitworks - manos
Koivua Pattern - theobservatory.shop Boyland Knitworks - manos
Koivua Pattern - theobservatory.shop Boyland Knitworks - manos

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