La Flor by Alina Schneider
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La Flor

Knitting
February 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in textured flowers
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
770 - 1210 yards (704 - 1106 m)
S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
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La Flor is a seamless modified drop shoulder pullover.

The sweater is worked bottom up in the round to armholes. The pattern instructions give you the option to modify the length of the sweater.

Then it is divided to work back and fronts separately. There are no seams and shoulders are joined with three-needle bind-off.

Sleeves are picked up from armholes and worked in a round to a cuff. The sleeve length is also adjustable.

The cap is shaped with short rows and decreases for a comfortable fit.

There is an imitation of side seams in the form of 2 stitch garter panel on each side to create a more structured look.

The Fit

The beige sample is knit with 1” of positive ease and it creates a very fitting and structured look. For this kind of look choose the sweater size with 0-1” of positive ease.

The green sample is knit with 5” of positive ease. For a more relaxed, slightly oversize look with drop shoulders choose the size with 4-6” of positive ease. This way the sweater will turn into cozy and casual sweater, but still not sloppy thanks to the garter stitch side panels that hold it together.

BODY SIZES:

S (32-34”/81.5-86.5 cm)
M (36-38”/91.5-96.5 cm)
L (40-42”/ 101.5-106.5 cm)
XL (44-47”/112-119 cm)
XXL (48-51”/122-129.5 cm)
3XL (52-55”/132-139 cm)

How to choose a size. For a close fitting look (as shown in beige sample), choose the size with 0.5”-1” of positive ease. For a more relaxed slightly oversize look with drop shoulders (as shown in green sample), choose the size with 4”-6” of ease. If you want to knit a relaxed slightly oversize look, but still want the ribbing fit tight, go down with the needle size for the ribbing.

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

Chest/Bust at Underarm: 35 (39 ½, 43 ¾, 48, 52 ½, 56 ¾) ” 89 (100, 111, 122, 133, 144) cm.

Finished Length: 23 ½ (23 ¾, 24 ¼, 24 ½, 25, 25 ¼)” 59.7 (60.3, 61.5, 62, 63.5, 64) cm.

GAUGE:

15 sts x 22 rnds = 4” 10 cm in Textured Flowers stitch on larger needles after blocking.

1 rep (8 sts) = approximately 2” 5.4 cm.

MATERIALS:

YARN:**

7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 11) skeins of Knit Picks “Wool of the Andes”; worsted weight yarn (110yds or 100.5 m/50g; 10 ply, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool) colourway Mink Heather or any other yarn which gives you the proper gauge.

I recommend any worsted/aran weight yarn, 10-12 ply.

Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate.

NEEDLES:

  • US size 7 4.5 mm 31” 80 cm circular needle.
  • US size 9 5.5 mm 31” 80 cm circular needle or size to obtain correct gauge.
  • Optional - US size 9 5.5 mm double-pointed needles (set of 4) for the sleeves. You can use US size 9 5.5 mm 31” 80 cm circular needle to work the sleeves using the magic loop method.

OTHER:

  • 4 stitch markers
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • Tapestry needle

Schematics, abbreviations, detailed measurements of the garment are provided in the pattern.

The Textured Flower pattern is charted and written out. Though it is very easy to knit, I still provided step-by-step photo tutorial for it.

For more information visit http://giftofknitting.com/la-flor-textured-sweater-pattern/