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Sailor sweater knitting kit
The Solea sailor jumper is a timeless design that is comfortable and easy to wear. The sweater is knitted with a naturally soft and pure superfine merino yarn spun from the finest hairs of the sheep. The cut is straight with set-in sleeves and a round neck. The stripes on the sleeves line up with the ones on the back and the front. This set of stripes shows off the top of the bust and slims the waist. The sweater closes at the left shoulder with a set of 3 anchor buttons. You can go for a casual look with the Solea sweater along with matching canvas trousers, jeans, or a pencil skirt.
How to knit this sailor sweater?
The Solea sweater is knitted with 3.5 mm needles. You must know basic knitting techniques to make it:
- Knit and purl stitches
- Increase and decrease stitches
- Pick up stitches
You will be able to achieve this piece if you know all these techniques. Beginners with some knitting experience can try this pattern but may require help with picking up stitches and assembling.
The Solea sweater comes in different colours with a navy blue, white, or flax base. Choose the stripes colour and the size you wish to knit. Refer to the size guide when in doubt.
The knitting kit
The Solea sweater knitting kit comes with everything you need to make this garment: the merino yarns, 3 buttons to sew on the shoulder, knitting needles (optional), a 24 karats finely gilded heart-shaped charm, and the knitting pattern with step-by-step instructions for sizes S, M, L, and XL. You will also need a few extra tools to knit this sailor jumper: a pair of scissors, 2 stitch holders (optional), a tape measure, and a yarn needle. Visit our online haberdashery to purchase your knitting supplies.
How to care for your sweater?
The Diam yarn is made of superior quality merino wool. Take good care of your sweater to preserve it for longer. Spread out washes and use gentle washing products in small quantities. Handwash your sweater or put it in a washer equipped with a handwash cycle. The water temperature must be constant and under 30°C. Do not rub your garment but apply repeated pressure to help the fibers absorb the washing products. Rinse with clear water but do not use softeners. Remove excess water without wringing or spin dry your sweater under 900 rpm. Leave it to dry on a flat surface in a well-ventilated space. Iron your garment on medium heat and use a press cloth preferably. Store your sweater on a flat surface in an unconfined space and change its location regularly to prevent creasing.