Elara

Jupiter’s eighth largest moon, Elara, is in the Himalia group, and may have originated as a piece of an asteroid that broke apart in a collision. In Greek Mythology, Elara was one of Zeus’ lovers. He hid Elara from his wife, Hera, deeply underground, where she gave birth to a giant named Tityas.

This simple v-neck cardigan is mostly stockinette stitch with cable details at the hems, bands, and pocket tops. Worked from the hem up in pieces, it’s then seamed, and the bands are knit on. Pockets are placed while knitting the fronts, and need to be tacked down as part of finishing. Though sweater is designed without buttons, they could easily be added, placing the buttonholes between cables on the button band.

The same size large sweater is shown on two different models: on the redhead there are 3 inches (7.6 cm) positive ease, and on the brunette there are 7 inches (17.8 cm) positive ease.

Himalia, a short-sleeved sweater, uses the same cable stitch in a completely different way.


Yarn: bulky weight 960, 1100, 1190 [1300, 1430, 1580, 1710] yards
Model: Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair in Raven; 140 yards in 2 oz (128m in 57g); 70% wool 30% yearling mohair.
Gauge: 17 sts and 24 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch
Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm), or size required for gauge
Finished size: 35, 37.5, 40.5 [43.5, 46, 49, 52] in; 88.9, 95.3, 102.9 [110.5, 116.8, 124.5, 132.1] cm
Notions: 2 stitch markers, 2 stitch holders, cable needle
Difficulty:
Easy-Intermediate

Skills: k2tog, ssk, p2tog, ssp, make 1, 2x2 (4-stitch) cable, long-tail cast on
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.