Abloom by Jessica McDonald

Abloom

Knitting
February 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1440 - 3370 yards (1317 - 3082 m)
32 (35.25, 39.25, 42, 44.75, 48.25) (50.75, 54, 55.75, 58.25, 61)
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Scattered flowers dance across this beautiful, modern design that remains happily timeless. Abloom features a gorgeous wreath of flowers encircling the shoulders. The stranded colorwork motif is fun to knit and only uses two colors. Abloom is worked seamlessly top-down in the round with two sections of short rows in the yoke to ensure a flattering and comfortable neckline. The yoke is fully charted with written instructions for the body and sleeves.

This pattern uses the German Short Row method. You can find a tutorial for this method here.

This pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.

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If you are interested in the children’s version of this pattern, Little Abloom can be found here.

SIZES
32 (35.25, 39.25, 42, 44.75, 48.25) (50.75, 54, 55.75, 58.25, 61)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest circumference: 32 (35.25, 39.25, 42, 44.75, 48.25) (50.75, 54, 55.75, 58.25, 61)
inches / 81.5 (89.5, 99.5, 106.5, 113.5, 122.5) (129, 137, 141.5, 148, 155) cm

Recommended ease is 2 – 6 inches / 5 – 15 cm. Sample is on a 34-inch bust with 1.25 inches positive ease.

Total length: 22.5 (23.5, 24.5, 25, 25.5, 26.5) (27, 28, 28.5, 29, 29.5) inches / 57 (60, 62, 63.5, 65, 67.5) (68.5, 71, 72.5, 73.5, 75) cm

YARN
7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11) (12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins main color Quince & Co Finch and 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein contrast color Quince & Co Finch or 1440 (1645, 1880, 2010, 2160, 2390) (2550, 2865, 3010, 3185, 3370) yards / 1317 (1504, 1719, 1838, 1975, 2185) (2332, 2620, 2752, 2912, 3082) meters main color fingering weight yarn and 96 (107, 118, 122, 129, 136) (144, 159, 162, 170, 177) yards / 88 (98, 108, 112, 118, 124) (132, 145, 148, 155, 162) meters contrast color fingering weight yarn.

NEEDLES
One 32 inch (80 cm) US size 3 (3.25 mm) (or size needed to obtain gauge), and one 32 inch (80 cm) US size 1 (2.25 mm) (or two whole sizes smaller than gauge needle) circular knitting needles.

NOTIONS
One stitch marker, waste yarn, and a tapestry needle.

GAUGE
31 stitches and 43 RNDs = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette on US size 3 (3.25 mm) needles.

SKILL LEVEL & SKILLS REQ’D
Intermediate

German Short Rows, working stranded knitting