In architecture, a cloister is an enclosed courtyard or garden surrounded by a covered walkway with buildings on the outside, and an open colonnade facing in. Cloisters are usually part of a church or monastery; originally they were used primarily as places of quiet meditation or study. This pattern is named for Venice's Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and its cloister. Though locals call the cloister I Frari, I prefer the name Gloriosa for this pattern.
Knit Gloriosa and Isola from the same yarn for a unique and cozy sweater set.
Pattern is knit flat from the hem to shoulders, then is seamed, and the collar and button bands are added.
Model: Elann.com Peruvian Sierra Aran
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.
16 sts and 24 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch with larger needles, blocked
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 my life when I don't have *something* on the go feel empty, and without form.