Its finally summer outside and so it is about time for a light and colourful sweater!
The sweater has been worked with Soft Silk from BC Garn. The 100% bourette silk is a bit crisp and feels wonderfully soft and light on the skin. However, the yarn grows quite a bit with blocking. So you will want to wash your swatch and carefully note before and after gauges before casting on.
The sweater uses approximately 1100-1700 m of main colour, depending on size being knit and less than 35 m of each of the five contrasting colours. There are twelve sizes, starting with size 32 and going up to size 54.
The Bellis P. sweater is worked in the contiguous method in one piece from the top down. This makes it very easy to try the garment on as you go and to add or subtract rounds whenever necessary to create a perfect fit. The pattern also gives some help in finding the appropriate size to knit.
As always the Appendix contains illustrated tutorials for all techniques used.
20 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm (4 in)
- stocking st (knit on rs, purl on ws)
- US#4/3.5 mm
My name is Jana Huck. I live in Luebeck, Germany. I started knitting when I searched for something that I still could do while being sick and it has become a passion. I almost started designing right ...
My name is Jana Huck. I live in Luebeck, Germany. I started knitting when I searched for something that I still could do while being sick and it has become a passion. I almost started designing right from the beginning as I had no patience for following directions. I always need a challenge when I knit. I love to have an idea and to think: Yes, this would be nice but it is impossible to do. Then I find a way to do it. Whenever I see hand-knitted items, I try to figure out in my head how they were knit. Of course, there are many, many knitwear designers that I admire and to relax, I now love to work from their patterns.
I feel that it is very fulfilling to write down my ideas and share them with other knitters. Hooray for the internet which is making this so easy!
I have been knitting for a few years now. I am still in awe by the many possibilities. I definitely do not knit fast enough. ;)