Alice in Bloom by Kim Firth

Alice in Bloom

Knitting
July 2019
Light Fingering ?
25.5 stitches and 31.5 rows = 4 inches
in over colourwork and st st, on larger needles, after blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1100 - 2020 yards (1006 - 1847 m)
A (B, C, D) (E, F, G) (H, I, J): 35.25 (37, 39, 40.75) (43.25, 45, 47.5) (49.5, 52, 53.75)” / 89.5 (94, 99, 103.5) (110, 114.5, 121) (125.5, 132, 136.5) cm finished bust circumference.
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Alice in Bloom is a top down, seamless sweater with a colourwork yoke, three quarter length sleeves that can be cuffed for just above the elbow short sleeves, and the option of a ribbed or plain body. The pattern has been professionally graded, test knit in all sizes, and tech edited. There is a schematic diagram included in the pattern.

Sizes: A (B, C, D) (E, F, G) (H, I, J): 35.25 (37, 39, 40.75) (43.25, 45, 47.5) (49.5, 52, 53.75)” / 89.5 (94, 99, 103.5) (110, 114.5, 121) (125.5, 132, 136.5) cm finished bust circumference.(Additional measurements in schematic.)

Sizes and Finished Measurements: The measurements for the sizes above and in the schematic are for the finished sweater. The recommended ease is 0-2”/0-5 cm positive ease. Please select a size that is 0-2”/0-5 cm larger than your actual bust circumference, (or that will give you your preferred fit). Alice in Bloom is shown here with 0”/0 cm positive ease.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Techniques: stranded knitting in the round, increases, decreases

You Will Need:

Suggested Yarns: Fingering weight yarn; Sample was made with Yama Fibre Art 75/25 Sock (75% Merino wool, 25% nylon; 394 yds / 360 m per 100g skein)
MC: //Rubra// 3 (3, 3, 4) (4, 4, 4) (5, 5, 5) skeins
CC: //Old Blue// 1 skein for all sizes

Yardage:
MC: 950 (1015, 1110, 1180) (1280, 1380, 1480) (1560, 1700, 1780) yds / 869 (928, 1015, 1079) (1170, 1262, 1353) (1426, 1554, 1628) m.
CC: 160 (170, 180, 186) (195, 205, 215) (225, 230, 240) yds / 146 (155, 165, 170) (178, 187, 197) (206, 210, 219) m.

Gauge:
25.5 sts and 31.5 rounds = 4 inches/10 cm over colourwork and st st, on larger needles, after blocking
30.5 sts and 31.5 rounds = 4 inches/10 cm over rib, on smaller needles, after blocking

Needles:
Needle sizes are suggestions only. Please use the needle size necessary for you to obtain gauge. Change to longer circular needles as necessary as you work the yoke and body. Larger sizes will require longer needles.

US 2 (2.75 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular for collar
US 2 (2.75 mm) DPNs or preferred needle type for cuffs
US 3 (3.25 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular for collar
US 3 (3.25mm) DPNs or preferred needle type for sleeves
US 3 (3.25mm) 24” (60 cm) or longer circular for yoke and body

NOTE: I’ve had some requests for charts for the multi colour version I made that you may have seen on Instagram, Facebook, or in my projects here on Ravelry, so I’ve added them here as a separate PDF. Please note that there are just a few minor tweaks to the original chart and while I don’t foresee any issues you should be aware that these were not part of the original pattern and I am the only person who has actually used the multi-colour charts -- they have not been tested.

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