Hi! My name is Vicky, and I am a **knitter** based in London. I discovered my passion for **knitwear** design in my second year of college. After finishing my apprenticeship with an Italian knitwear manufacturer, I decided to share my work with the *knitting community *on Instagram. T. It has grown since then and here I am, sharing my second ever *self-made* pattern with you on katia.com. I currently run **vicky.knits** in my tiny room in London. Designing, knitting and photographing all my little pieces with a lot of help from my friends and my very patient boyfriend. I love to work with *chunky* and *fluffy* *yarns* and when I saw Katia Ingenious Big yarn, I knew I wanted to make something beautiful with it. Below you can find my **Tårta** **Sweater**, a *bottom-up sweater* pattern in size S-XL.

## Bottom-up sweater

The Tårta Sweater is a **bottom-up** knitting pattern made with *Katia Ingenious Big*. This jumper **pattern** is inspired by *Scandinavian* furniture and accessories. It features light and mellow colours, 80s soft twists and twirls and oversized shell jackets. The soft blend of pale and wintry colours on the fluffy fibres gives this bottom-up sweater a **comfy**, minimalist look with a *cozy* palette. This is why it is named the Tårta Sweater, just like a piece of delicious Swedish cake.

### Pattern in size S, M, L, XL

This pattern includes *chain cable stitch* details at the **front** and the **back** of the sweater, *knit* and *purl* stitches and playfully shaped **sleeves**. Size M is modelled in the pictures, but we have also provided adjustments to resize into sizes S, L or XL. Above all, it is suitable for *beginner* knitters with some experience. The toughest parts are the **chain cable ***knitting pattern*, but they are explained with pictures. As a result, the fit is cropped and oversized, creating a* cozy look*. In short, the jumper matches well with a simple pair of pants or a skirt. Of course, you can also choose different yarns to mix and get creative. Therefore, just check out katia.com for more inspiration!

## Tårta Sweater by @vicky.knits

**Materials**

*Katia Ingenious Big* colours:

**A**:**a)**2,**b)**&**c)**3,**d)**4 balls col. 71 (Beige)**B**:**a)**&**b)**3**, c)**&**d)**4 balls col. 70 (Off-White)**C**:**a),****b)**&**c)**2,**d)**3 balls col. 75 (Sky Blue)**D**:**a)**,**b)**&**c)**2,**d)**3 balls col. 72 (Very light rose)

### Alternative color combinations

Knitting needles 12 mm (UK)/ 17 (US)

Circular knitting needles 10 mm (UK) / 15 (US) with 50 cm long cable

**Sizes and Measurements**

Women** a) **S, **b) **M,** c)** L,** d) **XL

- Width:
**a)**51,**b)**56,**c)**61,**d)**66 cm - Length:
**a)**42.5,**b)**44.5,**c)**46.5,**d)**48.5 cm - Sleeve length:
**a)**&**b)**46,**c)**&**d)**47 cm - Sleeve width:
**a),****b),****c)**&**d)**22 cm

**Gauge**

Using 12 mm needles in stockinette st, 10 cm* 10 cm = 8sts / 11rows

**Stitches and techniques**

**Knit stitch**

**Purl stitch**

**1×1 rib: ***k, p1*, rep** to end

**Changing yarn**

Use the *intarsia* technique: when making the colour change twist both threads so that the previous thread is to the right and the new one to the left to continue knitting and without space between the stitches (see images).

**Cable Stitch**

- *
**R1**: k,**R2**: p*; rep** to**R6**. **R7:****C6B**/**C6F**- Rep
**R1-R7**

**C6B**

It is a cable leaning to the right and will be used on the right-hand side of the bottom-up sweater.

**C6F**

It is left *leaning* so will be used on the left-hand side.

**Abbreviations**

**st(s)**– stitch(es)**k –**knit**p**– purl**k2tog**– knit 2 stitches together**p2tog**– purl 2 stitches together**C6B**– six-stitch right-twisting cable**C6F –**six-stitch left-twisting cable**RS**– right side**WS**– wrong side**rep**– repeat**BO**– bind off

**Notes**

- The bottom-up sweater is made in 4 pieces worked in flat.
**Parts 1 and 2**: front and back**Parts 3 and 4**: sleeves- The two parts of the body are knitted from the bottom up and the sleeves from the
*top down*. - All the pieces are joined by sewing.
- The
**neck**is knitted in*round*by picking up the sts around the neck.

**Front**

With Ingenious Big col. **A**, the 12 mm needles and long-tail method, cast on **a) **42, **b) **46, **c)** 50, **d)** 54sts.

**R1-R10: B **k1,*p1, k1*, rep** to finish the row.

**R11**: **A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12; **B** k6; **C** k **a)** 12, **b)** 14, **c)** 16, **d)** 18; **B** k6; **A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**R12:** **A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12; **B** p6; **C** **a)** 12, **b)** 14, **c)** 16, **d)** 18; **B** p6, **A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**R13: A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12; **B** k6; **C** p **a)** 12, **b)** 14, **c)** 16, **d)** 18; **B** k6; **A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**Changing yarn**

**R14: A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12, **B** p6, **C** k **a)** 12, **b)** 14, **c)** 16, **d)** 18, **B** p6, **A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**R15: A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12, **B** k6, **C** p **a)** 12, **b)** 14, **c)** 16, **d)** 18, **B** k6, **A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**R16: A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12, **B** p6, **C** k **a)** 12, **b)** 14, **c)** 16, **d)** 18, **B** p6, **A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**R17: A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12, **B** C6B, **C** k **a)** 12, **b)** 14, **c)** 16, **d)** 18, **B** C6F, **A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**R18: A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12, **B** p6, **C** k **a)** 12, **b)** 14, **c)** 16, **d)** 18, **B** p6, **A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**R19 – a) 40, b) 42, c) 44, d) 46:** continue with pattern.

**Neck**

With right side facing:

**R a) 41, b) 43, c) 45, d) 47: A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12, **B** k6, **C** p3, BO **a)** 6, **b)** 8, **c)** 10, **d)** 12sts, **C** p3, **B** k6, **A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**R a) 42, b) 44, c) 46, d) 48: A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12, **B** p6, **C** k3.

**Row a) 43, b) 45, c) 47, d) 49: C** p1, **C** p2tog, **B** k6,** A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**R a) 44, b) 46, c) 48, d) 50: A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12, **B** p6, **C** k2.

**Row a) 45, b) 47, c) 49, d) 51: C** p2tog, **B** C6F, **A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**R a) 46, b) 48, c) 50, d) 52: A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12, **B** p6, **C** k1.

**R a) 47, b) 49, c) 51, d) 53: B** k2tog, **B** k5, **A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**Row a) 48, b) 50, c) 52, d) 54: A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12, **B** p6.

Bind off.

### On the other side, with wrong side facing

**R a) 42, b) 44, c) 46, d) 48: C** k3, **B** p6, **A **p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**R a) 43, b) 45, c) 47, d) 49: A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12, **B** k6, **C** p2tog, **C** p1.

**Row a) 44, b) 46, c) 48, d) 50: C** k2, **B** p6, **A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**Row a) 45, b) 47, c) 49, d) 51: A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12, **B** C6B, **C** p2tog.

**R a) 46, b) 48, c) 50, d) 52: C** k1, **B** p6, **A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**Row a) 47, b) 49, c) 51, d) 53: A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12, **B** k5, **B** k2tog.

**R a) 48, b) 50, c) 52, d) 54: B** p6, **A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

Bind off.

**Back**

With Katia Ingenious Big col. **A**, using the 12 mm needles and long-tail method, cast on **a) **42, **b) **46, **c)** 50, **d)** 54 sts.

Rep** V1 – V a) 44, b) 46, c) 48, d) 50** from front.

**Neck**

#### With right side facing:

**R a) 45, b) 47, c) 49, d) 51: A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12, **B** k6, **C** p2, BO **a)** 8, **b)** 10, **c) **12, **d)** 14, **C** p2, **B** k6, **A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

Turn piece and work on one side of bind off sts:

**R a) 46, b) 48, c) 50, d) 52: A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12, **B **p6, **C** k2.

**R a) 47, b) 49, c) 51, d) 53: C** p2tog, **B** k6, **A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**Row a) 48, b) 50, c) 52, d) 54: A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12, **B** p6, **C** k1.

**R a) 49, b) 51, c) 53, d) 55: B** k2tog, **B** k5, **A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

Bind off.

### The other side of cast off

**R a) 46, b) 48, c) 50, d) 52: C** k2, **B** p6, **A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**R a) 47, b) 49, c) 51, d) 53: A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12., **B** k6, **C **p2tog.

**Row a) 48, b) 50, c) 52, d) 54: C **k1, **B** p6, **A** p **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12.

**R a) 49, b) 51, c) 53, d) 55: A** k **a)** 9, **b)** 10, **c) **11, **d)** 12, **B** k5, **B** k2tog.

Bind off.

**Sleeves (X2)**

**Notes**: knit from *top to bottom*.

With Ingenious Big col. **D**, using the 12 mm needles and long-tail method, cast on 38sts.

**R1:** **D** k.

**R2:** **D** p.

**R3:** **A** k2. **D** k to last 2 sts, **A** k2.

**R4:** **A** p4, **D** p to last 4 sts, **A** p4.

**R5: A** k6, **D** k to last 6 sts, **A** k6.

**R6: A** p8, **D** p to last 8 sts, **A** p8.

**R7:** **A** k10, **D** k to last 10 sts, **A **k10.

**R8: A** p12, **D** p to last 12sts, **A** p12.

**R9:** **A** k14, **D** k to last 14 sts, **A** k14.

**R10:** **A** p16, **D **p to last 16 sts, **A** p16.

**R11:** **A** k.

**R12:** **A** p.

### Colour B

**R13:** **B** k2, **A** k to last 2 sts, **B** k2.

**R14:** **B** p4, **A** p to last 4 sts, **B** p4.

**R15:** **B** k6, **A** k to last 6 sts, **B** k6.

**R16:** **B** p8, **A **p to last 8 sts, **B** p8.

**R17:** **B **k10, **A** k to last 10 sts, **B** k10.

**R18:** **B** p12, **A** p to last 12 sts, **B** p12.

**R19:** **B **k14, **A** k to last 14sts, **B** k14.

**R20:** **B** p16, **A **p to last 16sts, **B **p16.

**R21:** **B** k.

**R22:** **B** p.

### Colour D

**R23:** **D** k2, **B** k to last 2 sts, **D** k2.

**R24:** **D** p4, **B** p to last 4 sts, **D** p4.

**R25:** **D** k6, **B** k to last 6 sts, **D** k6.

**R26:** **D** p8, **B** p to last 8 sts, **D** p8.

**R27:** **D** k10, **B** k to last 10 sts, **D** k10.

**R28:** **D** p12, **B** p to last 12 sts, **D** p12.

**R29:** **D** k14, **B** k to last 14 sts, **D** k14.

**R30:** **D** p16, **B** p to last 16 sts, **D** p16.

**R31:** **D** k.

**R32: D **p.

### Colour C

**R33:** **C** k2, **D** k to last 2 sts, **C** k2.

**R34:** **C** p4, **D** p to last 4 sts, **C** p4.

**R35:** **C** k6, **D** k to last 6 sts, **C** k6.

**R36:** **C** p8, **D** p to last 8 sts, **C** p8.

**R37:** **C** k10, **D** k to last 10 sts, **C** k10.

**R38:** **C** p12, **D** p to last 12 sts, **C** p12.

**R39:** **C** k14, **D** k to last 14 sts, **C** k14.

**R40:** **C** p16, **D **p to last 16 sts, **C** p16.

**R41: C** k.

**R42: C** p.

### Only for sizes **c)** and **d)** rep **R41-R42** one more time

Now, change to the 10 mm circular needles without changing colour.

**Notes**: keep working in flat.

**R1**: *k2tog, p2tog*, rep ** to the end of the row.

**R2-10: ***k1, p1*, rep ** to the end of the row.

Bind off.

**Finishing the bottom-up sweater**

Firstly, with the *tapestry* *needle* join both **shoulders** with the *mattress stitch*.

Center the **sleeves** with the shoulder seams and sew in the mattress stitch from the centre of the sleeve to the right and left.

Fold the garment and sew in the mattress stitch from the rib of the **body** to the **armpit**, and then under the arm to the rib of the sleeve.

**Neck**

With 10 mm circular needles and col. **A**, starting from back in clockwise direction, pick up and knit **a)** 25, **b)** 27, **c)** 29, **d)** 31sts in back and **a)** 21, **b)** 23, **c)** 25, **d)** 27sts in front. Join to work in round.

**R1 – R7:** *k1, p1*, rep ** to the end of the row.

Bind off.

Finally, weave all in ends.

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