the YarnMadness Cover-Up of 2013 (“Levnadslust”)

YM Cover-up 2013

Setup info

Ravelry pattern page

Free until July 1st with the code “cover-up”!

Do you not have an account on Ravelry? The update of the pattern (with the clues) won’t work! Send me an email to yarn.madness (at) and I’ll add you to a manual update list!


About the KAL:

The pattern will be available for free using the code “cover-up” until the first clue is released on July 1st. After that, the price will be 3 USD.


4 clues will be released over a two-week period: Starting July 1st, followed by July 5th, 9th and 13th.
Spoilers, beware! Please take care to choose something non-revealing as your main photo on your Ravelry project page – you’re more than welcome to use the KAL logo!
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About the pattern:

A new mystery knit? I like mysteries… must be a shawl, or socks, right? No? A cover-up? What type of garment is this, then? How is it worked?


Well, that’s a big part of the mystery, isn’t it? The cover-up is that special summer knit that is both a functional garment and a beautiful accessory. A loose-knit fabric makes it an ideal top to throw on over that gorgeous summer dress or fabulous tank top. Feeling a bit chilly, or just needing some extra flair in your outfit? Let’s cover-up!

“Levnadslust”, meaning “joy of living” in Swedish, is worked flat throughout and still manages to be completely seamless, making it suitable for both circulars and long straight needles. Using a longer circular will make it possible to try on the garment while knitting. The whole thing is worked up in garter stitch – not a single purl stitch in sight!





Sizes – bust circumference:

XS: — 70-75 cm or 27-29”

S: — 80-85 cm or 31-33”

M: — 90-95 cm or 35-37”

L: — 100-105 cm or 39-41”

XL: — 110-115 cm or 43-45”

2XL: — 120-125 cm or 47-49”

3XL: — 130-135 cm or 51-53”



Fingering or sport weight yarn,


230/245/275/305/340/370/410 meters, or

250/270/300/335/375/405/450 yards


Knitting needles (circular or straight),
7mm / US 10½, or size to get gauge.
Same size crochet hook for provisional CO.
3 stitch markers
Locking stitch marker or safety pin
1 double pointed needle or similar.


A stash buster! Score!

But can I do it? What are the needed knitting skills?
This simple knit requires only basic knitting skills , and yet is stimulating enough to entertain – knitting gurus as well as knitting newbies will be pleased!

Skills required for this knit:

  • Provisional CO – A crochet PCO will be explained in the pattern, but whatever one you prefer will do fine!
  • Knit
  • K2tog (knit 2 together – 1 st decreased)
  • Kfb (knit into the front and back of the stitch – 1 st increased)
  • Binding off



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