The Lazy Baloon Sweater – a mohair sweater I consider to be the perfect one.
It is an elegant oversize sweater with very wide sleeves – you will want to wrap them all around you :). It lays perfectly on a body thanks to the soft and quite light fabric. It weights only 300 g.
Despite its size, the Lazy Baloon Sweater easily fits under a jacket or coat. In styling, you can put it into a skirt or pants or wear loosely.
The natural mohair yarn, Take Care Mohair, which I recommend in the pattern, makes the sweater breathable and warm enough – it has great thermoregulation properties. I don’t wear anything under it, especially to feel its soft hair.
The pattern is at intermediate level. This knitwork is mostly worked in rounds (bottom piece, a neckline, sleeves), starting from the bottom. It is seamed only on the shoulders, i.e. ideal for people who, like me, do not like seaming 😉 For more advanced knitters, I have prepared a shortened version of the pattern that you will find at the end.
What will you need?
- 6 yarnballs (300 g/600m) of Take Care Mohair from Wool and The Gang (composition: 78% Kid mohair, 13% Wool, 9% Polyamide) or another mohair wool that weights around 50 gr/100m (109 yds) Aran/Worsted
- 2. 8 mm knitting needles:
- 1 circular pair (100 cm)
- 1 straight pair
- for knitting sleeves and a neckline you may prefer another pair of circular needles – 40 cm – but other techniques for working on smaller circuits such as “magic loop” can also be used instead.
- 3. 2 markers, measure tape, sharp scissors, tapestry needle, needle plugs (or rubber band), optionally a row counter.
I am not an alpaca – a ready product
If you have any technical problems with the pattern, please contact me via Instagram @holyalpacaknit or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will gladly help and clarify your doubts.