About the designs

Refined Knitwear is classic, feminine and clean knitwear designs for women.

All patterns are instructive and guiding with step-by-step guidance and videolinks showing the different techniques used in each pattern.

All models are top-down knits, and therefore it is always easy to adjust the length on both body and sleeves. 

Casia

The Casia-line is:

 

Casia Cardigan 

Casia Sweater

Casia Sweater V-neck  

Casia Tee

Casia Crossover

Casia Cropped Cardigan

Casia Sweater Square-line

 

Also, there is a few Casia-designs for little girls:

 

Casia Cardigan Junior, Casia Sweater Junior and Casia Tunic.

 

Characteristics:

 

Gauge:

All models  have the gauge 19 sts x 27 rows = 10 x 10 cm on either needle size 4 or 4.5 mm. 
 

Wide neckline:

The Casia-line has deep or wide necklines.

Chain pattern:

The Casia-line has a little chain pattern emerged from the way the raglan increases are made.

 

Puff sleeves:

The Casia-line has a little puff sleeve placed on top of the shoulder which gives a flattering lift to the figure.

 

Same number of sleeve-stitches:

All models, except the Eius-line, have the same number of stitches around the armhole opening, but it varies if the sleeves are knit without increases down the sleeve or not, are ¾ length, are full length, are having a little balloon effect at the wrist or not.

Knit up Casia-models in the following yarn-combinations on needle size 4.5 mm:

- one thread of Silk Merino – 75 % Merino and 25 % Silk, 800 m/100 g from @detlillefarveri 

- one thread of Cashmere Lace – 100 % Cashmere, 350 m/25 g from Gepard Yarn

- one thread of Tvinni – 100 % merinould, 510 m/100 g from Isager Yarn, 

- one thread of Alpaca 2 – 50 % Alpaca and 50 % Wool, 500 m/ 100 g from Isager Yarn 

 

Knit together with:

 

- one thread of Silky Kid – 72 % Mohair and 28 % Silk 210 m/25 g from Kremke Soul Wool

- one thread of Kid Seta – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk, 210 m/ 25 g from Gepard Yarn

- one thread of Silk Mohair – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk, 212 m from Isager Yarn

- one thread of Soft Silk Mohair – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk, 225 m/ 25 g from Knitting for Olive

- one thread of hand-dyed Silk Mohair – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk 420 m/50 g from @detlillefarveri. 

- two threads of extra thin Silk Mohair – 60 % Mohair and 40 % Silk 300 m/25 g or 240 m/20 g. 

I will recommend Tussock from @purlsoho or Sensai from @itoyarn. 

 

Knit up Casia-models in the following yarn-combinations on needle size 4 mm:

 

- two thread of Silky Kid – 72 % Mohair and 28 % Silk 210 m/25 g from Kremke Soul Wool

- two threads of Kid Seta – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk, 210 m/ 25 g from Gepard Yarn

- two threads of Silk Mohair – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk, 212 m from Isager Yarn

- two threads of Soft Silk Mohair – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk, 225 m/25 g from Knitting for Olive

- two threads of hand-dyed Silk Mohair – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk 420 m/50 g from @detlillefarveri. 

Less expensive Silk Mohair alternatives:

 

- Kid-Silk – 75 % Mohair and 25 % Silk, 200m/25 g from Drops 

- Silk Mohair – 75 % Mohair and 25 % Silk, 212 m/25 g from Lana Gatto

- Mohair Royal – 80 % mohair and 20 % nylon, 215 m/25 g from Lana Gatto

Some of the models earlier had the subtitle: Mohair Only. This subtitle has been deleted since the models works well in different yarn-combinations as well.

Nigrum

The Nigrum-line is:

 

Nigrum Cardigan 

Nigrum Sweater

Nigrum Wrap

Nigrum Sweater V-neck  

Nigrum Crossover

Nigrum Cropped Cardigan

Nigrum Sweater Square-line

 

Characteristics:

Gauge:

All models  have the gauge 19 sts x 27 rows = 10 x 10 cm on either needle size 4 or 4.5 mm. 

 

Wide neckline:

The Nigrum-line has deep or wide necklines.

 

Chain pattern:

The Nigrum-line has a little chain pattern emerged from the way the raglan increases are made. 

Same number of sleeve-stitches:

All models, except the Eius-line, have the same number of stitches around the armhole opening, but it varies if the sleeves are knit without increases down the sleeve or not, are ¾ length, are full length, are having a little balloon effect at the wrist or not.

 

Knit up Nigrum-models in the following yarn-combinations on needle size 4.5 mm:

 

- one thread of Silk Merino – 75 % Merino and 25 % Silk, 800 m/100 g from @detlillefarveri 

- one thread of Cashmere Lace – 100 % Cashmere, 350 m/25 g from Gepard Yarn

- one thread of Tvinni – 100 % merinould, 510 m/100 g from Isager Yarn, 

- one thread of Alpaca 2 – 50 % Alpaca and 50 % Wool, 500 m/ 100 g from Isager Yarn 

 

Knit together with:

- one thread of Silky Kid – 72 % Mohair and 28 % Silk 210 m/25 g from Kremke Soul Wool

- one thread of Kid Seta – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk, 210 m/ 25 g from Gepard Yarn

- one thread of Silk Mohair – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk, 212 m from Isager Yarn

- one thread of Soft Silk Mohair – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk, 225 m/ 25 g from Knitting for Olive

- one thread of hand-dyed Silk Mohair – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk 420 m/50 g from @detlillefarveri. 

- two threads of extra thin Silk Mohair – 60 % Mohair and 40 % Silk 300 m/25 g or 240 m/20 g. 

I will recommend Tussock from @purlsoho or Sensai from @itoyarn. 

 

Knit up Nigrum-models in the following yarn-combinations on needle size 4 mm:

 

- two thread of Silky Kid – 72 % Mohair and 28 % Silk 210 m/25 g from Kremke Soul Wool

- two threads of Kid Seta – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk, 210 m/ 25 g from Gepard Yarn

- two threads of Silk Mohair – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk, 212 m from Isager Yarn

- two threads of Soft Silk Mohair – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk, 225 m/25 g from Knitting for Olive

- two threads of hand-dyed Silk Mohair – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk 420 m/50 g from @detlillefarveri. 

 

Less expensive Silk Mohair alternatives:

 

- Kid-Silk – 75 % Mohair and 25 % Silk, 200m/25 g from Drops 

- Silk Mohair – 75 % Mohair and 25 % Silk, 212 m/25 g from Lana Gatto

- Mohair Royal – 80 % mohair and 20 % nylon, 215 m/25 g from Lana Gatto

Eius

The Eius-line is:

 

Eius Cardigan

Eius Sweater

Eius Sweater V-neck

Characteristics:

 

Gauge:

All models have the gauge 20 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm on needle size 4 mm. 

Wide neckline:

The Eius-line has deep or wide necklines.

Inside out:

The bumpy purl side of Stockinette Stitch is meant to be facing out on the Eius-line, but it is possible to choose the flat side to be facing out as well. 

 

Clean raglan markings:

The Eius-line has clean raglan marking which comes from three ribbed raglan stitches.

 

Puff sleeves:

The Eius-line has a little puff sleeve placed on top of the shoulder which gives a flattering lift to the figure.

 

The lenght of the sleeves:

The Eius-models all have ¾ length sleeves, but as all the models also are top-down knits, you can choose either length you want. Remember to reduce the number of stitches by 4 more when making a long sleeve instead of the instructionsin the pattern meant to fit a ¾ length sleeve.

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Knit up Eius-models in the following yarn-combinations on needle size 4 mm:

- one thread of Silk Merino – 75 % Merino and 25 % Silk, 800 m/100 g from @detlillefarveri 

- one thread of Cashmere Lace – 100 % Cashmere, 350 m/25 g from Gepard Yarn

- one thread of Tvinni – 100 % merinould, 510 m/100 g from Isager Yarn, 

- one thread of Alpaca 2 – 50 % Alpaca and 50 % Wool, 500 m/ 100 g from Isager Yarn 

Knit together with:

- one thread of Silky Kid – 72 % Mohair and 28 % Silk 210 m/25 g from Kremke Soul Wool

- one thread of Kid Seta – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk, 210 m/ 25 g from Gepard Yarn

- one thread of Silk Mohair – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk, 212 m from Isager Yarn

- one thread of Soft Silk Mohair – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk, 225 m/ 25 g from Knitting for Olive

- one thread of hand-dyed Silk Mohair – 70 % Mohair and 30 % Silk 420 m/50 g from @detlillefarveri.