Flower Power by Anna Johanna

Flower Power

Knitting
February 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
864 - 1619 yards (790 - 1480 m)
XXS-XS-S-M1 (M2-L1-L2-XL) 2XL-3XL-4XL-5XL
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This cardigan is worked top-down, in the round and seamlessly. The cardigan has a round yoke with a lovely retro-inspired flower pattern. The cardigan has long sleeves and the hem is cropped. Once the cardigan is finished, it is steeked, i.e., cut open and then, the button bands are worked to finish the garment.

Size
XXS-XS-S-M1 (M2-L1-L2-XL) 2XL-3XL-4XL-5XL

This sweater is meant to be worn with positive ease. Choose a size with approx. 3.75’’ / 10 cm positive ease at bust circumference.

Finished measurements
Bust and waist circumference: 34.75-36.5-39-41.75 (43.5-44.5-48-50.75) 56-58.75-63-67.5’’ / 86.5-91-98-104.5 (109-111-120-126.5) 140-146.5-158-169 cm

Upper arm circumference: 11-12-12.5-13 (13.75-14.25-15-15.5) 16.5-17.75-20-21.25’’ / 28-30-31-32 (34.5-35.5-38-39) 41-44.5-50-53.5 cm

Sleeve length: 17.5-18-18-18 (18.5-18.5-18.5-19) 19-19-19-19’’ / 43.5-44.5-44.5-44.5 (45.5-45.5-46-46.5) 46.5-46.5-46.5-46.5 cm

Body length from underarm: 11.25-11.25-11-11 (10.75-10.5-10.25-10.25) 10-10-10-10’’ / 28-28-27.5-27.5 (27-26-26-26) 25.5-25.5-25.5-25.5 cm

Scye height: 8.75-8.75-9-9.25 (9.5-10.25-10-10.5) 11.25-11.75-12.25-12.75’’ / 21.5-22-22.5-23 (24-25.5-25-26.5) 28-29.5-30.5-32 cm

Yarn
Aara Maja (100% Finnish wool, 220 m / 100 g), or other DK weight yarn. Shown in colors Ilta (MC), Pisara (CC1) and Kirsikka (CC2).

3-3-3-3 (3-3-3-4) 4-4-4-4 skeins of MC,

1-1-1-1 (1-1-1-2) 2-2-2-2 of CC1 and

1-1-1-1 (1-1-1-1) 2-2-2-2 skeins of CC2.

Yardage
MC: 490-505-535-560 (590-665-710-740) 765-810-885-955 yrds / 450-460-490-510 (540-610-650-675) 700-740-810-875 m,

CC1: 185-185-190-215 (225-230-240-255) 275-285-330-360 yrds / 170-170-175-195 (205-210-220-235) 250-260-300-330 m.

CC2: 185-190-190-195 (210-220-235-240) 245-260-285-300 yrds / 170-175-175-180 (190-200-215-220) 225-240-260-275 m.

Needles
US 7 (4.5 mm) - 40’’ / 100 cm long circular needles and dpns if you prefer to work the sleeves with them. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the right gauge.

Gauge
18 sts x 23 rnds = 4x4’’ / 10x10 cm in stockinette stitch, worked in the round (after blocking).

Other
6 stitch markers, tapestry needle.