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Sveaborg collar

Sveaborg collar

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The Sveaborg collar has a double folded collar with a zipper detail on the front. It has cable details both on the front and the back, textural moss stitch and i-cord edges to give it a finished and polished look. The Sveaborg collar is designed to get you through even the chilliest and windiest days of the winter season. The collar got its name from a little island of Sveaborg (aka Suomenlinna) that is situated in front of my hometown Helsinki. On calm and sunny days, it is a popular day trip destination for people living in Helsinki, but the weather can get quite rough on a stormy day when the wind blows from the open sea.

The Sveaborg collar is knitted from the top down. It is started with the lining for the front neck, which makes the finished collar look neat even when worn with the zipper open. The back and front are knitted flat.

If you wish to make a sweater version of this pattern, check out also the Sveaborg pullover pattern.

One size
Shoulder width: 57 cm / 22.5 inches
Length from shoulder to bottom: 36 cm / 14.25 inches


6 skeins of Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino (100% merino; 125 meters / 137 yards per 50 g) shown in the colorway Soft Cognac or 640 m / 700 yards of similar worsted weight yarn.

4 mm / US 6 DPNs or circular needles with a cable suitable for small circumference knitting for the sleeves
4 mm / US 6 circular needles with a cable of 40 cm / 16 inches for the top of the sleeves and the neck
4 mm / US 6 circular needles with a cable of 80 cm / 32 inches for sizes 1-5 or 100 cm / 40 inches for sizes 6-9 for the body

1 pattern repeat of Cable Chart 1 or 2 (16 sts) = 6.5 cm / 2.5 inches, after blocking.
25 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in cable pattern, after blocking.
17 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches of moss stitch, after blocking.

8 stitch markers
sewing needle
waste yarn
2 cable needles (if using)
a matching zipper with a length of approximately 35 cm / 13.75 inches

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