Natasja Hornby - The Benthe Sweater
Natasja Hornby - The Benthe Sweater
Natasja Hornby - The Benthe Sweater
Natasja Hornby - The Benthe Sweater
Natasja Hornby - The Benthe Sweater
Natasja Hornby - The Benthe Sweater

Natasja Hornby - The Benthe Sweater

€104,17 Sale Save
Sizes XS
Type Cowl neck sweater

Earthy but elegant Benthe has several eye-catching features that make her stand out from the crowd. First of all of course the decadent cabled sleeves that seem to grow organically out of the 2x2 rib at the sleeve cap. Then there is the interesting construction that results in a modified drop shoulder shape with some simple cabling along the armholes and the back raglan lines.
With instructions for two different collars and several options for the sleeve length, Benthe has all the makings of a favorite sweater for any style preference.


The wool bundles include the original wool and you can find the pattern at Natasja Hornby's Ravelry page

The cable pattern is CHARTED ONLY.

  • The original wool, in the chosen color.s
  • The quantity of wool needed depending on the size chosen
  • The little Biches & Bûches knitting pouch for all orders 🤎And the big Biches & Bûches Pouch for all orders above 100 euros 🤎

Benthe is worked from the top down. First, the back yoke is worked back and forth until the underarm.
Then, stitches are picked up from the slanted edges of the back yoke to work the back and front shoulders. The shoulders are joined by casting on stitches for the front neck, and the front yoke is worked to the underarm, where front and back are joined to work the body in the round.
For the sleeves, stitches are picked up around the armhole. The sleeve caps are shaped using German short rows, after which the sleeves are worked in the round.

There are several options for neckline (crew neck or cowl) for the sleeve length and for the body shaping (optional horizontal bust darts, shaped or unshaped body). Directions are given for all different options.

Crew neck sweater 500 (500, 500, 600, 600, 700, 800)g
Cowl neck sweater 500 (600, 600, 600, 700, 800, 800)g

Sample is shown in Biches & Bûches Le Gros Lambswool Undyed Dark Grey Brown

16 stitches and 24 rows = 10 cm over Stockinette stitch

US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm

XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished bust circumference 85 (95, 102.5, 115, 122.5, 135, 147.5) cm / 33.5 (37.5, 40.5, 45.25, 48.25, 53.25, 58)"

Benthe is designed to have approx 7.5 cm / 3” of positive ease around the bust.

The sample is shown in size S, with horizontal bust darts and slight V-shaping of the body. It has approx 5 cm / 2” of positive ease.

• Handwash, 30°C
• Dry flat on a towel
• Manipulate with care while wet so your knit doesn't get stretched

Le Gros Lambswool