Dziadzi—roughly pronounced JA-jee—is Polish for grandpa. While the extent of my Polish is about five random, mostly useless words (including “knife”), I grew up calling my grandfather dziadzi, and now my kids call my dad dziadzi. We even had a few brief years before my own dziadzi passed where my kids called him Super Dziadzi—we decided that would be a bit easier on the tongue than pra-dziadek.
The two final designs for Juntos: Knits for Togetherness are for all the grandpas and grandchildren—cozy pullovers for the long winter ahead, perfect for snuggling up with family. The men’s pullover features a bottom-up drop-shoulder construction decorated with simple mistake rib and slipped-stitch cables, finished off with a button placket. It has a comfy, relaxed fit and knits up surprisingly quickly in worsted weight yarn.
Sizes: S (M, L, XL, XXL); finished chest circumference 40 ½ (44, 48 ½, 52, 55 ½)”/103 (112, 123, 132, 141) cm
Sample shown is size L, with approx. 4”/10 cm + ease
Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rnds = 4”/10 cm in st st in the rnd on larger needles, blocked
Yarn: Knit Picks Simply Wool Worsted, 100% Eco wool, 218 y/100 g (200 m/4 oz): 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) skeins in Winnie. Or approx. 1550 (1675, 1800, 1950, 2200) yd/1420 (1530, 1645, 1780, 2010) m worsted weight yarn.
Needles: US 8/5 mm 32”/80 cm+ circular needle and DPNs, or size to obtain gauge
US 7/4.5 mm 32/80 cm+ circular needle and DPNs, or 1 size below gauge needle
stitch holders or scrap yarn
3-4 13 mm buttons