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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Anthea

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • k2tog
  • ssk
  • YO
  • long-tail cast on
  • bobbles
  • short rows
  • knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

Anthea (pronounced ahn-THEE-ah), the Greek word for "flowery," was used as a by-name of the goddess Hera. In the 17th century English poets used the name Anthea to symbolize spring. Here, Anthea is a feminine little sweater whose only decorations are the scallops and the row of blossoms along the bottom hem. With 3/4-length sleeves and cropped length it's a simple thing to throw over your light weight tops when summer's cool evening winds begin to stir.

The seamless sweater is knit from the hem up in one piece to the armholes. After shoulders are seamed, sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole. Sleeve caps are worked in short rows, then sleeves are worked in the round to the hem. Simple garter stitch neckline and button bands finish the garment.

680, 750, 810 [880, 970, 1050, 1140] yards DK weight yarn required.

Stitch instructions both charted and written.

Buttons: JHB International, Dark Sprinkles (#93046) in black


23 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished sizes: 35.5, 37.5, 39.25 [41.25, 43.25, 45, 47] in; 90, 95.5, 99.5 [105, 110, 114.5, 119.5] cm
  • To fit bust size 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) smaller than finished sweater.


  • DK weight; 680, 750, 810 [880, 970, 1050, 1140] yards
  • body: 16- and 24-inch US 5 (3.5 mm) circular needles; sleeves: additional set of 16-inch circular or double pointed US 5 (3.5 mm) needles to work sleeve

You Will Also Need:

  • Six 5/8 in (1.6 cm) buttons
  • stitch holders
  • stitch markers (optional)
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I have knit and crocheted, and done various forms of embroidery and needlepoint since early grammar school. Making things with bits of colored string is so integral to my being that the few times of ...

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