Florada by Paula Pereira

Florada

Knitting
June 2023
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Lace
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1111 - 2508 yards (1016 - 2293 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)
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Florada features a colorful and textured pattern on both the circular yoke and the sleeves. The name means flowering in Portuguese, and the design combines two types of colorwork — a delicate dance between two yarns! A blend of suri alpaca and mulberry silk was used for a captivating effect.

Sizes
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)

Recommended ease 3–4” / 7–10 cm of positive ease.

Finished measurements
Chest circumference: 33.25 (36.75, 40.75, 45, 48.75) (52.75, 57, 61.25, 65)“ / 85 (93, 103, 114, 124) (134, 145, 156, 165) cm.
Body length from underarm to hem: 10.75 (10.75, 10.75, 10.75, 10.75) (11.25, 11.25, 11.25, 11.25)” / 27 (27, 27, 27, 27) (28, 28, 28, 28) cm.
Yoke depth: 7.25 (7.25, 7.75, 8, 8.5) (8.75, 9.25, 9.5, 9.75)“ / 18.5 (18.5, 20, 20.5, 21.5) (22, 23, 24, 25) cm.
Neckline circumference: 17.25 (18.75, 18.75, 20, 20) (21.25, 22.75, 24, 24)” / 44 (47, 47, 51, 51) (54, 57.5, 61, 61) cm.
Upper arm circumference: 10.75 (11.75, 12.75, 13.75, 15) (16.25, 18, 19.75, 21)“ / 27 (30, 32, 35, 38) (41.5, 46, 50, 54) cm.
Cuff circumference: 8.25 (8.75, 9, 9.75, 10) (11, 12, 12.75, 13)” / 21 (22, 23, 24.5, 25) (28, 30.5, 32, 33) cm.
Sleeve length from underarm to cuff: 17 (17.25, 17.5, 18, 18) (18, 18, 18, 18.5)“ / 43.5 (44, 45, 46, 46) (46, 46, 46, 47) cm.
Total length: 18 (18, 18.5, 18.75, 19) (20, 20.25, 20.5, 21)” / 46 (46, 47, 47.5, 49) (50.5, 52, 52.25, 53.5) cm.

Materials
Yarn

MC – 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) (4, 5, 5, 5) skeins of Retrosaria Rosa Pomar Mondim (100% Portuguese wool, 421 yds / 385 m – 100 g),
colorway 300.

Or approx. 911 (1016, 1142, 1274, 1407) (1572, 1727, 1871, 2056) yds / 832 (929, 1044, 1165, 1286) (1438, 1579, 1710, 1880) m
of fingering weight yarn.

CC – 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) of Kumo by La Bien Aimee (74% baby suri, 26% mulberry silk, 328 yds / 300 m – 50 g), colorway Caramel.

Or approx. 200 (223, 251, 280, 309) (346, 380, 411, 452) yds / 183 (205, 230, 257, 283) (317, 348, 377, 414) m of fingering weight baby suri yarn.

Needles
US 3 / 3.25 mm and US 4 / 3.5 mm 16” / 40 cm circular needles (and a set of DPNs if not working with Magic Loop Method); US 4 /
3.5 mm 24” / 60 cm circular needles; US 3 / 3.25 mm and US 4 / 3.5 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles. Or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge
24 sts x 34 rnds to 4” / 10 cm on US 4 / 3.5 mm needles in St St, after blocking.
24 sts x 34 rnds to 4” / 10 cm on US 4 / 3.5 mm needles in st pattern, after blocking.