Kit (pattern and yarn) with Merino d'Arles
Level of difficulty: easy
Pattern (PDF) and French organic Merino yarn

Level of difficulty: easy

Do you fancy the powerful red “Piment” reminiscent of chilli peppers - an excellent source of energy for grey rainy days? It is a colour of our Merino d’Arles yarn from sheep that live in southern France. Or would you prefer Iuvat designed by Tirill Ilebekk Hansen to shine in your personal favourite colour? Whatever you choose - Iuvat is a sweater to love. It is fun to wear and effortless to knit. The minimalist ribbed design is ideal if you want to try your first raglan sweater or are just looking for a relaxing knitting project. The wide, straight shape and the casual blouson sleeves define its modern look, and the bold choice of colour brings freshness to your wardrobe.

Iuvat is knitted seamlessly from the top down in the round. The neckline starts with a long tail cast-on and is followed by the raglan section, which is created with right- and left-leaning increases. Then the sleeve stitches are placed on hold. First, the body and then the blouson sleeves are simply knitted straight. The hems are double folded. The pattern also describes two more variations for the neckline - a semi-turtle and a classic ribbed neckband. While knitting from top to bottom, body and sleeves can be tried on and adjusted to the desired length.

Number of skeins of Merino d'Arles used:

Size XS S M1 M2 L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
For Bust Circ (cm) 71-76 81-86.5 91.5-96.5 101.5-106.5 111.5-117 122-127 132-137 142-147.5 152.5-157.5
For Bust Circ (inches) 28-30 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 48-50 52-54 56-58 60-62
Finished Bust at underarm (cm) 100 109 118 128 137 143 151 157 168
Finished Bust at underarm (inches) 40 43.75 47.5 51 54.75 57.25 60.25 62.75 67
Finished Knitted Piece (grams) 341 374 415 459 507 535 574 602 656
Total Skeins of Skeins 7 8 9 10 11 11 12 13 14

The indicated gram quantities apply according to the gauge. The consumption for the swatch is included in the skein specifications.

The pattern is designed with 9 – 29 cm (4.75 – 12 in) positive ease at bust circumference.

The garment in the images is knitted with the colour Piment.


  • 1 set 2.5 mm (US 1.5) double pointed needles
  • 2.5 mm (US 1.5) 40 cm (16 in) circular needle
  • 2.5 mm (US 1.5) 80 cm (32 in) circular needle
  • 3.0 mm (US 2.5) 40 cm (16 in) circular needle
  • 3.0 mm (US 2.5) 80 cm (32 in) circular needle

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Knitting techniques used:

Iuvat is part of our first own collection 2020 with the theme Joy. It was conceived by Rosy and realized with a team around the world in times of a global pandemic. The pattern names are joyful expressions from different languages. They remind us that joy, diversity and solidarity across borders can give us hope and strength. The name Iuvat is Latin and means it delights, it assists.