Avocado by Chantal Belisle


July 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1090 - 2071 yards (997 - 1894 m)
30” (34”, 38.5”, 43.5”, 48”, 53”, 57.5”)
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Inspired by the traditional Icelandic Lopapeysur of Reykjavík and the most Iconic open faced sandwich of a generation, Avocado is the sweater for any person with an obsession with the world’s trendiest fruit.

Part of a 2 sweater set, available for purchase individually or as an ebook, this relaxed fit version is the cozy sweater you’ve been craving for just as thoroughly as it’s name sake fruit. Avocado is knit with the traditional bottom-up, yoked Icelandic construction.

Both sweaters, Egg and Avocado, utilize the same iconic yoke design and therefore can both be worked with your choice of either eggs or avocados (or both!). The distinction between the two sweaters is in the fit. Egg is a very fitted negative ease sweater with a bracelet length sleeve, a lot of waist shaping and a cropped length. Avocado is a more classic yoked sweater which is knit with a few inches of positive ease, no shaping and longer sleeves and body.

You could only purchase this pattern as part of an an ebook.

About Avocado.

Avocado is not your average Lopapeysa, with the simple geometric shapes of the yoke lending themselves to being either eggs or avocados, this relaxed fit unisex sweater is the fraternal twin of Egg, the fitted, cropped edition of this yoked sweater.

With a yoke modelled after traditional Icelandic shaping, and utilizing the iconic, geometric imagery of our favourite stone-fruit, Avocado is the perfect sweater to cast on in the summer and have ready for the coming fall.

Avocado will keep you warm while also satisfying your deepest foodie cravings. It is modelled in the 3rd size, 38.5” with 3.5 inches of positive ease, it is recommended to work this pattern with 3-6 inches of positive ease for a relaxed and comfortable fit.

Needles and Notions.
4mm circular needles or size to obtain gauge.
3.5mm circular needles or needles 1 size smaller than those used to obtain gauge.
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Scrap yarn or spare needles to hold stitches.

Using 4mm in Stockinet stitch: 20 sts x 26 rounds.

Bust: 30”, 34”, 38.5”, 43.5”, 48”, 53”, 57.5”.
Upper arm circumference: 9.6”, 12”, 12”, 12”, 14.5”, 14.5”, 17”.
Length from neck to armpit: 7”, 7.5”, 7.5”, 8”, 8”, 8.5”, 8.5”.
Length of sleeve from armpit to wrist: 19.5” or desired length
Length of body from armpit to waist: 18” or desired length.