design : Tomomi Yoshimoto
"I wanted to make this sweater so that the overlapping flowers would flutter down, or so that the flowers on the surface of the water would slowly drift away. In order to make the flower look like the image in my mind, I drew the picture myself and converted it into dots from scratch. Since the pattern is based on hand-drawings, there is almost no vertical repetition of the pattern, and there are quite a few long floats to catch. Please look at the chart carefully. The sweater is also a top-down seamless raglan sleeve sweater with a pattern on the raglan increase. I have tried to make the raglan lines less noticeable, so I hope you will enjoy knitting these as well."
Sizes : M (LL, 3XL)
Body size: 105 (118, 131.5) cm/41.25 (46.5, 51.75) inches
Sample is size M with 23cm of positive ease. Model is 155cm tall.
De Rerum Natura Ulysse (100% mérinos d'Arles and black merino from Portugal ; 250 m (202 yd)/100g).
Sample shown in colorway "baleine bleue" (MC1), "l'heure bleue" (MC2) and "sel"(CC).
Swatch 1 knitted in Ulysse (photo 4 and 6) uses "bruyère" as MC1, "printemps" as MC2 and "sel" as CC
Swatch 2 in knitted Candide (photo 4 and () uses "pêche melba" as MC1, "muscari" as MC2 and "sucre glace" as CC
1 skein of MC1 (baleine bleue) or approx 110 (130, 140) m/120 (142,153) yds of sport weight yarn,
4 (4~5, 5) skeins of MC2 (l'heure bleue") or approx 625 (755, 930)m/683 (825, 1050) yds of sport weight yarn,
2~3(3, 3) skeins of CC (sel) or approx 390 (460,480) m/426 (503,525) yds of sport weight yarn.
The sample uses 2 colors of MC. If you want to knit with one color, please combine the yardage of MC1 and MC2.
21 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm / 4" in stockinette stitch with needle 4mm / US 6, after blocking.
Always pick a needle size that will allow you to obtain the gauge.
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needles, 40~100cm / 15.75~40 inches circular needle for ribbing
4.0 mm / US 6 circular needles, 60~100cm/ 23.5~40 inches circular needle for body and sleeves,
If you do not use magic loops, you will need 3.5mm / US 4 and 4.00mm / US 6 DPNs for sleeves.
NOTIONS & TOOLS
TECHNIQUES & DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Advanced: Skills required for this pattern include tubular casting on, backward loop casting on, binding off, increasing and decreasing, knitting in the round, colorwork, German short rows. Instructions and tutorials with pictures are provided for special techniques such as Catching long floats, Tubular CO, How to increase just before short rows stitches, Raglan increase with colorwork, Backward Loop CO.
PDF to download (you will receive two files in French (pattern and charts) and two files in English (pattern and charts)).
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