Autumn Flowers Sweater by Elizabeth Nihoniho

Autumn Flowers Sweater

Knitting
October 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1017 - 1772 yards (930 - 1620 m)
Finished Garment Bust Circumference: 34 ¼ (37 ¾, 42 ¼, 46, 50 ¼, 54, 58 ¼, 61 ¾)” / 87 {96, 107, 116, 128, 136, 148, 157} cm
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Autumn Flowers is a top-down seamless colour work sweater. Around the neck is cast on and short rows worked to shape the shoulders and lift the back. Then increases are worked concurrently with the colour-work yoke. Once the sleeves are separated, the body is knit down straight until a simple rib hem is worked. The sleeve stitches are placed back on the needles and the sleeve is worked with decreases and finished with the rib cuff. The neck band is picked up and again a rib is worked to complete the sweater.

The colour work section has three colours but is worked in only two colours at a time and there are no long floats (the longest float is five stitches long), making it an easy fun sweater! The body and arm lengths can be easily adjusted to make a perfect fit for you.

Finished Sizes
Autumn Flowers has 1-4” / 2.5 – 10 cm of positive ease. Choose a size to knit that is between 1-4” / 2.5 - 10 cm larger than your actual bust size.

Needles and Notions
US 3 / 3.25 mm circular needles 32” / 80 cm long and for small circumference knitting.
US 2 / 2.75 mm circular needles 32” / 80 cm long and for small circumference knitting.
Adjust needle size as needed to obtain correct gauge and if required for colour work.
Circular stitch markers, tapestry needle and waste yarn.

Yarn – please note these yarn amounts are estimates
Colour 1 – Outlaw Bohemia Light 45% Polwarth, 45% Alpaca & 10% Possum with approx. 167 m / 183 yds per 50 gm ball in colour Spellbound 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10) balls required
Colour 2 - Outlaw Bohemia Light 45% Polwarth, 45% Alpaca & 10% Possum with approx. 167 m / 183 yds per 50 gm ball in colour Parchment 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) balls required
Colour 3 – Outlaw Bohemia Light 45% Polwarth, 45% Alpaca & 10% Possum with approx. 167 m / 183 yds per 50 gm ball in colour Bazaar 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) balls required

If substituting yarn you will need approximately - Colour 1: 1017 (1093, 1170, 1257, 1377, 1498, 1629, 1772) yds / 930 (1000, 1070, 1150, 1260, 1370, 1490, 1620} metres; Colours 2 and 3: 109 (118, 127, 138, 146, 162, 180, 203) yds / 100 {108, 116, 126, 134, 148, 164, 186} metres

Gauge
28 stitches / 36 rows per 4” / 10cm using US 3 / 3.25 mm needle on stockinette in the round after blocking. Please be aware you may need to increase needle size over the colour work section to keep gauge.