Rabalder  is one of 16 designs in  Åsa Tricosa Ziggurats: 16 elegantly seamless knits

(available from Shephardess & other stockists)

Rabalder features a lush oversized brioche cowl. With matching folded cuffs it is a warm hug of a jumper.

Outlaw Yarn Bohemia Worsted is a luxurious natural fibre blend, which provides just the right drape and a dreamy halo, especially when, as here, it is knit at an aran gauge. With a two-colour cowl and cuffs, the relaxed shaping and optional bust darts give this pullover an elegantly casual silhouette, and features a small pocket for tiny treasures.

As a knitting experience Rabalder is the perfect balance of meditative stocking stitch and thoughtful detail.

For blustery days, the green Rabalder has been knit in no-nonsense Pirkkalanka wool on larger needles.
For a more understated look, the cowl and cuffs are knit with just one colour in a structured textured rib. This slightly shorter pullover also has plain sleeve caps without the usual slipped-stitch faux seam. The small coin pocket makes yet another appearance here, as does a contrasting lined hem.

Brioche or textured rib cowl

Relaxed fit with approx 14 – 15 cm / 5.5 – 6” ease

Outlaw Yarn Bohemia Worsted (45% Polwarth, 45% Alpaca, 10% Possum,
200 m / 219 yds per 100 g); Royal, 6 (6, 7, 7, 7) [7, 8, 8, 9, 9] skeins
**CC** Fingering or Heavy Lace, Manos del Uruguay Fino (Light
Fingering, 70% Merino, 30% Silk, 448 m / 490 yds per 100 g); Silver Teaset, 1 skein

approx YARDAGE
1100 (1150, 1250, 1300, 1350) [1400, 1500, 1550, 1650, 1700] m
1200 (1250, 1350, 1400, 1450) [1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1850] yds
CC 200 m (250 yds)

alternative yarn suggestions
Little Grey Sheep Gotland Aran or Hampshire DK, Vahva (Paksu) Pirkkalanka

circular needles, 80 – 100 cm (32 – 40”):

Outlaw Yarn Bohemia: 4.5 mm (US 7)
or size to obtain gauge
4 mm (US 6)

Pirkkalanka: 5 mm (US 8) and 4 mm (US 6)
or size to obtain gauge

Stitch holders; stitch markers


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