Flor de Jerez by Thea Colman

Flor de Jerez

April 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, based on final blocked fabric. Other gauge information included in pattern.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1300 - 2000 yards (1189 - 1829 m)
35.75(38.5,41.5,44.25,47.25)(50.25,53,56)"/91 (98,105.5,112.5,120)(127.5,134.5,142.25)cm, based on circumference around bust.
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Flor de Jerez - the cocktail, is a delicate shaken drink featuring apricot, sherry, and rum. It’s lovely and complex when served, but it’s surprisingly simple to make, just like this pullover.

Flor de Jerez - the sweater, was designed to highlight the subtle differences in the deep shades of apricot and pumpkin in this yarn, using simple contrasting textures - stockinette, garter, ribs, and cables.

The patterns are easily memorized and quick to knit, but the different motifs make for a gorgeous and eye-catching combination. It’s detailed, but the lines are classic and flattering, so it doesn’t feel fussy.

Knit from the bottom up, cable and lace panels are centered on a garter stitch body, accented by ribs in both the panel and down the sides of the sweater. A small difference in gauge between cable and garter panels creates a subtle curve at the hem, and the ribbing transitions into the cable panel with a little detail right there to highlight that shaped area. In the yoke, simple raglan shaping leads up to a wide, shallow ribbed collar.

I think the combination of texture, fit, and shaping in the design worked beautifully in a variety of yarns and fibers in our test knit. (See them as they pop up!)

My sample is knit in Bittersweet, one of the colors I designed for WEBS, in their Valley Yarns DK Merino, dyed by Manos del Uruguay. Bittersweet is a gorgeous, deep apricot shade with some lovely highs and lows in it that almost make it glow. I created six colors in this yarn for them, and all of them are eligible for the WEBS discount!

Flor de Jerez is easy to modify for both length and width, and notes are given in the pattern on how to do so. For the silhouette shown, I recommend choosing the size that gives you about 4”/10 cm of ease, but this sweater would also work with less ease if desired.

Sizes: 35.75(38.5,41.5,44.25,47.25)(50.25,53,56)“ / 91(98,105.5,112.5,120)(127.5,134.5,142.25)cm, finished circumference around bust. Shown worn with 4”/10 cm of positive ease.

Yardage per Size: 1300(1400,1500,1600,1700)(1800,1900, 2000)yds/ 1190(1280,1375,1465,1555)(1645,1740,1830)meters of DK weight yarn.

ERRATA: There was one typo at bottom of page 5. It has been updated, but if you already downloaded:

End of paragraph states “back to 3 sts before EOR, ssk, k1, k2tog. (8 sts dec’d, 2 on ea sleeve, 2 on front/back)” -- The bolded K2tog is a typo. Row stops after ssk, k1.