Lotus Sweater by Rahymah

Lotus Sweater

by Rahymah
no longer available from 1 source show
January 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette with both strands knitted together
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1312 - 2187 yards (1200 - 2000 m)
actual chest circumference 80-122 cm/31.5-48" and adjustable to every other size
Out of print. This pattern was available for €4.50.

The Lotus Sweater is an interplay of positive and negative ease to create a drapy and comfortable sweater, that is worked seamlessly from the top down in an easy construction with a unique look. The pattern offers a twisted and untwisted option for the collar.

My sample is knitted in size 92 cm /36” (… actual chest) and shown on an 88 cm / 34.5” dress form.

I can see this sweater in a gradient yarn combination too, maybe solid/tonal fingering and the silk mohair in gradient shades. There are many options to turn this sweater into a completely different look with your yarn choice.

yarn suggestions:
fingering/sock approx.
460 m/503 yd in 115 g
400 m/437 yd in 100 g
360 m/393 yd in 90 g
320 m/349 yd in 80 g
200 m/218 yd in 50 g
Silk Mohair/Kidsilk/Silkhair/Kid Mohair (same yardage needed) in a matching colour

If you want to work without the Silk Mohair, please use a Sport or lighter DK weight.

Needles and Notions:

  • 2 circular needles (a long one for body and shoulders and a short one for the collar and hips) US 6 - 4 mm or a size to obtain gauge and a set of double pointed needles
  • 5 stitch markers (1 of different colour)
  • tapestry needle
  • row counter
  • a tape measure