Mendel €5.00

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Difficulty: Intermediate


Simplicity and elegance are key in this understated top. Drama is created using an open draped neckline and ruched hemlines.

This top is knit as a lightweight material from fingering weight yarn that has been knit with a loose gauge. This creates a flattering and stretchy material. Knit in the round from the bottom up, the ruches and hem are created as you knit. When the body is finished sleeves are picked up and knit down from the armhole leaving you with minimal finishing when the knitting is done.


Bust size: 30-32 [32-34, 34-36, 36-38, 38-40, 40-42 / 42-44, 44-46, 46-48, 48-50, 50-52, 52-54] inches

0-2 inches negative ease recommended.


Chest : 30 [32, 34, 35.75, 38, 40 / 42, 43.75, 46, 48, 50, 52.25] inches

Length: 23 [23.75, 24.5, 24.75, 25.25, 25.5 / 26, 26.25, 26.75, 27, 27.75, 27.75] inches

Size 34 inches modelled with 1 inch negative ease.


Cascade Yarns ‘Heritage’: (75% Merino Superwash / 25% Nylon; 437yds/400m per 100g skein); Color: Turquoise (5626); 3 [3, 3, 4, 4, 4 / 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5] skeins

1 US 5/3.75mm circular needle, 24-inch length or longer for bigger sizes.

1 US 4/3.5mm circular needle, 24-inch length or longer for bigger sizes.

US 5/3.75mm double pointed needles.

US 4/3.5mm double pointed needles.

Tapestry needle; stitch markers; waste yarn, small crochet hook.


26 sts/36 rows = 4″/10cm in stockinette stitch on US 5/3.75mm needles

Techniques used and described:

Provisional Cast-on
Left and right leaning increases
Short Rows
3-needle Bind off


5 thoughts on “Mendel

  1. Lovely drapey sweater!

    I am intrigued that you have called this sweater Mendel – who have you named it after? Do you know that its is a boy’s name inYiddish, means comforter?

  2. I did not know it was a boy’s name – the name actually came from my husband (he loves naming things!) from the scientist Mendel due to the experiments he did with peas (as he used wrinkled v’s un-wrinkeled peas!). I love the idea that the name can now also have a second significance.

  3. Really? Publishing something this beautiful right before the new Twist Collective comes out? Do you know what agony you’re putting me through?

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