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Evening Primrose

Knitting
September 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stranded Pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
870 - 1736 yards (796 - 1587 m)
30” / 76 cm bust to 60” / 152 cm bust
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Errata Update Chart A refers to the Main Color Work Pattern and Chart B is for the 9 stitch steek, which alternates main color and contrasting color (see chart B in the photos to the right).

Evening Primrose is a stranded sweater-vest worked from the bottom-up with an allover floral motif. Steeks are worked for the openings at the front, the armholes, the neck, and the pockets. Pattern is sized from 30” / 76 cm bust to 60” / 152 cm bust, with sizing increments every 5” / 13 cm.

Pattern Difficulty: Advanced. Pattern uses stranded knitting, multiple steeks, increases and decreases, knitting in the round, and Kitchener stitch grafting.

Yarn used for sample pictured:
Knit Picks Andes del Campo (aran weight, 100% Highland Wool, 164 yards per 100 gram ball), Dove Heather 25472 Colorway (Main Color) and Wharf Heather 25476 Colorway (Contrasting Color)

  • Main Color: 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7,8) skeins
  • Contrasting Color: 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins

Needles: US 8 (5mm) and US 7 (4.5 mm) or size to achieve gauge, circular needle at least 29” / 74 cm long and set of double pointed needles (DPNs) for sleeves or a long circular needle for Magic Loop.

Gauge: 21 stitches by 24 rows = 4” x 4” / 10 cm x 10 cm in stranded pattern on larger needles, worked in the round after blocking. Take time to check gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers (8), tapestry needle, sewing needle and thread for steeks, buttons 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8/ 8), pins for blocking