Flower Buds by Astrid Troland

Flower Buds

Knitting
May 2019
both are used in this pattern
21 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in flower stitch pattern with both yarns held together
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
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This pattern can be found in issue 8 of Laine Magazine.

The Flower Buds top is worked flat in two pieces in a stockinette stitch pattern with flower buds and from the bottom up with both yarns held together throughout.

SIZES
S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)

Shown in size M. Recommended ease: 4–6” / 10–15 cm of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust Circumference: 38 (42, 45.75, 49.5, 53.25, 57.25, 61)” / 95 (105, 114.5, 124, 133.5, 143, 152.5) cm.
Full Length: 23 (23.5, 24.5, 24.5, 25.25, 25.25, 25.25)” / 59 (61, 63, 63, 65, 65, 65) cm.
Armhole Depth: 8.75 (8.75, 9.5, 9.5, 10.75, 10.75, 10.75)” / 22 (22, 24, 24, 27, 27, 27) cm.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of Le Petit Lambswool by Biches & Bûches (100% lambswool, 272 yds / 248 m – 50 g), colourway Beige.
Or approx. 816 (1088, 1088, 1088, 1088, 1360, 1360) yds / 744 (992, 992, 992, 992, 1240, 1240) m of fingering weight yarn.

2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls of Alpaca 1 by Isager Yarns (100% alpaca, 437 yds / 400 m – 50 g), colourway 61. Or approx. 874 (1311, 1311, 1311, 1311, 1311, 1311) yds / 800 (1200, 1200, 1200, 1200, 1200, 1200) m of lace weight yarn.

Needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm and US 6 / 4 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles for knitting flat.

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

GAUGE
21 sts x 27 rows to 4” / 10 cm on US 6 / 4 mm needles in flower stitch pattern with both yarns held together, after blocking.