Cerisara by Bonne Marie Burns


March 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette St
US 7 - 4.5 mm
800 - 1900 yards (732 - 1737 m)
34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)
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Let the air wrap you in its arms when you’re wearing: CERISARA.

A beautiful hybrid of a very traditional shape with lovely lace, Cerisara has intriguing form and exquisite finishing.

Knit in one piece, from the top down. Instructions included for both long sleeves and a sleeveless vest version -- sleeves easily shortened with this try-it-on-as-you-go design!

This is a style that uses DK weight yarn bumped up to a worsted weight gauge to make a fabric with gorgeous, but not out-of-control, drape and stitch definition.

I used something called Eucool for the sample sweater, which is a very lightweight yarn made from wool and get this: eucalyptus! I fantasized about the days I used to live on the coast of Northern California where we had so many of these trees (I am very sentimental)!

Other beautiful yarns that work well: Silky Wool, Felted Tweed DK, Rowan Cashcotton, Lempur Linen, & Wool/Cotton, Classic Elite Soft Linen, Hempathy, etc. Oh, and Blue Sky SKINNY COTTON (oh please, the Mallard color just rocks)!

I’ll be updating thel master list as I find ‘em so please send any suggestions to info@chicknits.com

The model’s bust measurement in the pic is 36” and the sweater shown is size 38” (so pick your actual measurement + 2” for a standard fit).