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Hungarian Rhapsody

Knitting
July 1999
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1930 - 2560 yards (1765 - 2341 m)
35 (38, 41, 44, 47)" (89 [96.5, 104, 112, 119.5] cm) bust/chest circumference
This pattern is available for download for $5.50.

Interweave SKU: EP0776

Embroidered & intarsia details were done with Rowan Lt DK wool. The colors of Hungarian embroidery are dramatic and its floral motifs are cheerful. In creating a cardigan to mimic the best of Hungarian embroidery, the designer used a floral border inspired by the gorgeous satin stitch of world-­famous Kalocsa Embroidery.

Two different main colors used for the mosaic stitch body. Colored intarsia & embroidery work requires 7 more colors.

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store:
The colors of Hungarian embroidery are dramatic and its floral motifs are cheerful. In creating a cardigan to mimic the best of Hungarian embroidery, the designer used a floral border inspired by the gorgeous satin stitch of world-famous Kalocsa Embroidery.

Finished Size: 35 (38, 41, 44, 47)” (89 (96.5, 104, 112, 119.5) cm) bust/chest circumference, buttoned. Sweater shown measures 38” (96.5 cm).

Yarn:

  • Rowan Designer DK Wool (100% wool; 126 yd [115 m]/50 g): #637 maroon, 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) balls; #62 black, 7 (7, 8, 9, 10) balls.
  • Rowan Light DK (100% wool; 73 yd [67 m]/50 g): #42 red, #72 gold, #73 dark green, #37 light green, 1 ball each.

Yarn weight: #2 - Fine

Gauge:

  • 24 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needle
  • 24 sts and 60 rows = 4” (10 cm) in mosaic patt on larger needle.

Needles:

  • Body—Size 6 (4 mm): (60-cm) circular (cir)
  • Edging—Size 4 (3.5 mm): 24” (60-cm) cir.
  • Adjust needle sizes to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers (m); tapestry needle; seven ½” (1.3-cm) buttons.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 1999