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.
Sweater is knit flat from the hem to shoulders, then is seamed, and the collar and button bands are added.
If you like this sweater, you might be interested in the coordinating scarf, Isola.
Sizes: sm med, lg, xl with 2 to 4 inches positive ease;
39.75 44.25, 49.75, 54.25 inches; 101 112, 126, 138 cm.
Yarn: 1000 (1100, 1210, 1300]) yards Aran weight yarn.
Skills: k2tog, SSK, YO, s1‑k2tog‑psso, make 1
Other supplies: 5 buttons, and 2 stitch markers required; lifelines and additional stitch markers are optional.
Stitch patterns: Charted and written.
Model: Size medium, knit with Elann’s Peruvian Sierra Aran.