Paloma by Thea Colman


March 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
3 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch
in gauge in textured pattern, based on final blocked fabric
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
900 - 1650 yards (823 - 1509 m)
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On those days when it looks like spring but still feels like winter, Paloma is warm and cozy, but delicate and feminine and perfect for warm-ing up weather. I’ve been dying for a deep, slouchy cardigan I can throw over a spring dress or delicate top and this is it.

The color is just gorgeous, and a little bit of a surprise in such a heavy texture. I love how bulky yarn takes this motif though, and I’ve added a few details that play off of the double seed - single ribs that stand out from the stitches and more pronounced seams along the sides. More delicate seams at the shoulder keep the sweater feeling light and flattering, and the transition between ribbing and the body is kind of cool. Plus, pockets! Who does not love pockets!?

O-Wool’s Legacy is a 100% organic merino that’s light and cozy at the same time, and knitting with it goes super fast. It’s a great yarn that comes in an array of gorgeous colors, and you can feel good, knowing your yarn purchase supports a local company that works hard to keep to environmentally and historically responsible ideals. Jocelyn Tunney is doing it right! :) Read here:

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Sizes: 36.5(38.5,41.25,43.5,45.25)(47,51.5,53.25,56)“ based on finished width around bust.

Yardage: 900(950,1050,1150,1250)(1350,1450,1550,1650) yds

For the fit shown, I recommend picking the size that will give you 4” of ease, based on bust size. Note that other measurements have been taken into account to be proportional and flattering in this silhouette, and there is less ease at shoulders and arms. It would be fine to work this with less ease for a more fitted silhouette, but I do NOT suggest using more than the 4”. All measurements are listed in pattern, on schematic page.