Orange – the fruit of South. Bright, warm and delicious, just like the sun set on a warm summer day at Adriatic coast that radiates vitality.
This pattern is written very carefully in English and German language, with a lot of details and pictures on total 7 pages. It is test knitted and approved by myself. Pattern includes full instructions for all unfamiliar techniques.
Sizes available: S (36), very close fit!
Bust/waist/hip: 36”/30”/35.5” (92/76/90 cm)
Skills needed: experienced level, skilful at using cn, double pointed needles and seaming.
500g (=10 balls) of Cotton/Rayon yarn, weight Aran 10 ply (8 wpi)
50g (=1 ball) of glazed yarn
3 Stitch markers
Needles 8 (5.0mm), circular needle 6 (4.0mm), circular needle 8 (5.0mm), one set of double pointed needles size 6 (4.0mm) plus one crochet hook size 6 (4.0mm), optional knitting mill
Yardage: approx. 1100yds to 1150yds
I designed Naranja especialy for summer to wear it over a tank top. But I wear it mostly at winter, because its colour cheers me up with summer feelings.
The silhouette is a bolero-cut, beginning on the waist line, both front and back side knitted extremly close to the body line. I created semi-circles for the front side, using a special technique, so that ribs look diagonal. The waves on the collar are made by improvised binding off technique in crochet. The same method I used for cuffs. With Knitting Jenny I made some very loose ribbons which I sewed on using cross stitch on all edges.
This garment is an extreme eye catcher. Surely because of colour. It looks absolutely feminine and requires a lot of self-confidence.
More informations on this design coming up soon on: http://handstrick-flair.blogspot.com/