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  • Dieci [Knitting Pattern - PDF]

    Is it time for a new project?

    Then I might have the thing for you. Dieci is an oversized sweater designed by Irina Aikeeva, especially for Rosy Green Cheeky Merino Joy.

    An interesting knitting project from start to finish. Dieci is knit from the top down, beginning with the textured shoulder saddles. You then pick up stitches along the long saddle edges to work front and back separately. German short rows add shape to the shoulders and neck. And the textured body is then worked in the round to a split hem. Finally, you will pick up stitches for the sleeves and work them in the round.

    Dieci gives the feeling of understated sophistication with modern lines and subtle textured stripes. With so many colours of Cheeky Merino Joy to choose from, you'll want one in every colour!


    Size: XS [S, M1, M2, L1, L2, L3, L4, L5]

    Designed with 40 – 42.5 cm (16 - 17 in) positive ease at bust circumference.

    Measurements: bust circumference 28-30 [32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62] inches


    Yarn: Rosy Green Wool - Cheeky Merino Joy (100% softest organic Merino) 320 m (350 yds) per 100 g

    4 [4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7] skeins

    Shown in Cornflower.

    Needles: 3.25 mm (US 3) 40 cm (16 in) circular needle 3.25 mm (US 3) 80 cm (32 in) circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4) 80 cm (32 in) circular needle 3.25 mm (US 3) and 3.5 mm (US 4) double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round.

    Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

    More Info

    Gauge: 24 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over stocking stitch with 3.5 mm (US 4) needles after blocking.

    24 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over Textured pattern with 3.5 mm (US 4) needles after blocking.

    Level of Difficulty: medium

    Format: PDF download