A super snuggly sweater that feels light and cosy when knit up in our lovely Floof DK. The slipped-stitch colourwork and eyelet rows are both simple to knit and add a hint of detail to the otherwise plain-stockinette background. The relaxed style and oversized yoke makes this sweater really comfortable to wear. Fun and quick to knit, you’ll be tempted to make more than one.
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Dandelion is knit from the top down using a simple, circular-yoke construction. The sweater is designed to fall over your shoulders and arms, like a cosy poncho, with sleeves positioned near the hem. Because the sleeves are placed low, there needs to be a lot of ease in the sweater, allowing easy movement of your arms. Make sure you select a size that is around 18-23” (46-58.5 cm) larger than your actual bust size. This will give you plenty of room to move.
The colourwork is done using slipped stitches that are super quick and easy to do. Just make sure you keep your floats nice and loose at the back of your work, otherwise the fabric will end up too tight.
Dandelion has been designed to sit at high hip; however, you can easily adjust the length by knitting a longer hem band, either by adding a few rows of stockinette before the rib, or by lengthening the rib.
55 (59, 62, 66, 69, 72, 76) ”; 134 (145, 158, 167.5, 175, 183, 193) cm circumference at bust.
Sample size is 55”(134cm) shown on a bust size of 34”(86cm). Choose a size that is around 18-23” (46-58.5 cm) larger than your actual bust size.
Skein Floof DK
80% Baby alpaca, 20% Acrylic
274 yards / 250 meters in 100g
3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins main colour
1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins contrast colour.
Sample colourways – MC Barley, CC Kalamon
5 mm (US 8) circular needles
4.5mm (US 7) circular needles
22.5 sts and 24 rows to 4”(10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch.
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