Orlane Sucche

Dubula Sweater by Orlane Sucche Kit


ATTN: The kit is available in any colours of your choice. Please check availability of colours on the Snaeldan 3 Ply Natural Shades and/or Snaeldan 3-Ply Colours product pages and then indicate your choice in the "Special Instructions" field when checking out. You have three choices: 

Main colour natural with three possibilities for contrast colours:
2 x CC naturals OR
2 x CC colours OR
1 x CC natural and 1 x CC colour

Due to the weight and price difference of the natural and coloured skeins, please pay attention when placing your order.

Dubula is a collaboration between the designer Orlane Sucche and Laine des Iles. DUBULA is the ancient Celtic name for the Deûle, a channeled river which flows through Orlane's home town in Northern France. Dubula also translates as “noiraude” (soot-blackened) in French, which was also the name given to the soot-spirits in the French version of Hayao Miyazaki's award-winning Studio Ghibli anime film “My Neighbor Totoro”. Just like the film, this sweater has a comforting, bohemian and poetic feel. 

Dubula is slightly loose for a modern and cozy look. Knitted in the round, it is constructed by first working the lower body and sleeves to the armholes. The three pieces are then joined to form one piece and thus work the colourwork yoke. The stitches of the neckline are picked up to knit the collar, folded and fairly wide, giving the final touch to the strong personality of the sweater. Throughout the process, several series of short rows are used for a comfortable and beautifully shaped finish.


Snaeldan 3-ply undyed 260m / 100gm
Snaeldan 3-ply dyed 130m / 50gm
4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins of the main colour
1 (1,1,1,1,1,2, 2) skeins of each dyed contrast colour, or 1 skein of each undyed contrast colour

Shown here in:
Photos 1 & 2: Dark brown 7 with CC's Medium Grey 4 and Light Brown 6
Photo 3: Charcoal 9 with CC's Silver Grey 2 and Light Brown 6

4.5mm (or size required for gauge) circular needles for the body and sleeves
4mm circular needles for the sleeve ribbing and collar
3.75mm circular needles for tubular cast-on

19 sts x 25 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stocking stitch after blocking.
Due to variance between knitters, colourwork should be swatched to determine whether to go up or down a needle size to keep gauge constant.

XXS (XS, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL) 
Final bust measurements:
97 (101, 105, 109, 114, 118, 124, 131) cm or 38 ¼ (39 ¾, 39 ¾, 43, 44 ¾, 46 ½, 49, 51 ½ ) inches.
Dubula is intended to be worn with approx 8-18cm (3-7 inches) of positive ease at the bust.


Stitch holders or waste yarn; stitch markers; tapestry needle; blocking tools, tape measure.

LANGUAGES: English, French - PDF file to be sent by email at time of shipment of your yarn.

PLEASE NOTE: we sell this pattern only as part of a kit. For the pattern only, please click on the following link to access the designer's Ravelry page: Dubula