Cerezo en Flor Cardigan by Kate Barrios

Cerezo en Flor Cardigan

Knitting
March 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Eyelet Zigzag stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
1530 - 2160 yards (1399 - 1975 m)
Bust size 32-38 (40-46, 48-54, 56-62) in
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Cherry blossoms flow through Japan in the early spring, bringing their delicate sweet scent and the promise of warmer days ahead. Inspired by cherry blossoms, “Cerezo en Flor Cardigan” is perfect to slip into when it is too warm for a jacket, but the air still holds a hint of winter.

Cerezo en Flor is worked flat from the bottom up in six separate pieces and seamed together, creating a figure-flattering kimono shape. The two front pieces attach at the back shoulders. Stitches for the narrow pretty neckband are picked up and worked independently along the inner edges. They join at the center back and are sewn to the back panel neckline. The delicate drop shoulder sleeves attach to the body as they are in traditional kimono. The under sleeve is sewn and the stitching continues down the sides to the band.

This pattern was created in collaboration with The Fibre Co. as part of their Spring 19’ Yarn Support Program.

Level of difficulty
Intermediate.

Sizes
Bust size 32-38 (40-46, 48-54, 56-62) in
Model shown in size 40-46 in with 13 in (35 cm) positive ease.

Final Measurements
Bust at underarm: 46 (54, 62, 70) in (117 137, 158, 178 cm)
Finished Length: 24 ¼ (25 ¼ ,26 ¼, 27) in (62 64.1, 66.7, 68.6 cm)
Ease intended: positive, approximately 15.5 in (39.4 cm)

Techniques Used
Knit & purl, cast-on and bind-off
Increasing and decreasing
Specialty cast-on: Long-tail cast-on
Specialty bind-off: sloped bind-off for back neck
Bobbles: worked with crochet hook
Basic crochet stitches
Lace
Crossing stitches
Working from charts or written instructions
Picking up stitches
Blocking
Seaming: mattress stitch

Materials
Yarn
11 (13, 14, 16) balls of The Fibre Co. Acadia DK weight yarn (1.76 oz/50 g; 145 yds/133 m; 60% wool/20% alpaca/20% silk). Colorway: Rosebay.
Or
Approximately 16.9 (21.5, 24.5, 28.5) oz/478 (610, 695, 810) g; 1390 (1777, 2023, 2355) yds/1270 (1624, 1850, 2154) m of DK weight yarn (60% wool/20% alpaca/20% silk).

Needles
Size US 6 (4 mm) 24 in (60cm) circular knitting needles for working flat or size to obtain correct gauge.

Notions
Size G-US 6 (4 mm) crochet hook.
Cable needle.
2 stitch holders or waste yarn.
Tapestry needle.

Gauge
22 sts and 32 rows = 4 in (10 cm) square in Eyelet Zigzag stitch with size US 6 (4 mm) needles after blocking.

Credits
A special thanks to:
NiN Tech Edits for her tech editing services.
Sigrún Arna and Kathryn Beyers for testing this pattern.