there is a Hanami KAL in our group…come and join the fun - we just loooove to knit together!
Hanami is worked seamlessly from the top down. First the neck is shaped by working short rows back and forth. Then the yoke is shaped by using a modified version of the contiguous set-in-sleeves method developed by Susie Myers. When the yoke shaping is complete, the sleeve sts are placed on hold and the underarm sts are cast on, using your preferred cast on method. Then the body is worked in the round to the ribbing with waist shaping or an A-line shaping (both options are given). Then sleeve sts are picked up again to work the sleeves top down in the round to the end. Optional neck finishing is worked last. As this jumper is worked from the top down it is advisable to try it on from time to time to check the length and overall fit. The length and width of the yoke are easily adjustable by adding/ reducing increases, or adding/ reducing underarm sts.
Holst garn Supersoft 100% uld, 100% wool, (50g, 314 yds):
3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5) skeins in MC (C1), shown in Tusk.
1 skein each in C2, C4 - C7, shown in Goldcrest, Geranium, Lychee (this colourway isn’t available anymore, you might want to use Allium or Sugarsnap instead), Tiffany, Iced.
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skein(s) in C3, shown in Bleached white.
For a solid colored sweater you’ll need approx.
1090 (1180, 1230, 1290, 1380, 1510, 1630) yds
1000 (1080, 1130, 1185, 1265, 1385, 1495) m
US 4 (3.5 mm) circ needles and DPNs for body and sleeves.
US 3 (3.25 mm) circ needles and DPNs for ribbings.
22 sts x 34 rows/rnds in St st on larger needle.
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
Finished bust circumference:
33.25 (34.75, 36.5, 38.25, 41, 44.75, 49) in
84.5 (88, 93.75, 97.25, 104.5, 113.5, 124.5) cm
for some inspiration you might want to have a look through all the beautiful Hanamis created from my testknitters crew
shown here in the group.