Hanabira by Eline Alcocer
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Hanabira

Crochet
February 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet (US), see notes below
3.0 mm
2.5 mm
1821 - 3439 yards (1665 - 3145 m)
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
both US and UK
This pattern is available for kr.60.00 SEK buy it now

Although inspired by the first blossoms of Spring (hanabira means “petal” in Japanese), this cardigan is the perfect throw-over-anything, year-round wardrobe staple. Her practical shape, teamed with whimsical colourwork details, makes Hanabira a great cardigan for everyone.

This pattern was originally published in Pom Pom Quarterly issue 20. It has been updated to include clearer instructions and a stitch diagram for the colourwork section. The pattern has also been reworked to provide a better fit around the arms and bust, so please note that the finished bust measurements are not the same as those given in the original pattern. More sizes will be added by the end of 2018 (anyone purchasing the pattern before the new sizes are added will receive a free, automatic update).
Note also that this pattern is written in UK crochet terms, while the original uses US terms. The reworked pattern includes a UK-to-US term conversion chart.

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SIZES 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Finished bust measurement: 76 (81, 86, 91, 96, 101, 106) cm / 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42)” – to be worn with 0-5 cm / 0-2” positive ease

Pom Pom Magazine Model has 86 cm / 34” bust, stands 175 cm / 5’9” tall, and is wearing size 3.

YARN
sample 1 (grey + pink flowers)
De Rerum Natura Ulysse
(sport; 100% non-superwash merino; 185 m / 202 yds per 50 g ball)
Shades
A: Goeland (light grey); 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) balls
B: Sel (white); 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) balls
C: Quartz (pink); 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) balls
D: Genet (mustard); 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) balls

sample 2 (oatmeal + mauve flowers)
Blacker Yarns Lyonesse 4-ply
(fingering; 50% wool + 50% linen; 174 m / 190 yds per 50 g ball)
Shades
A: Dark Pearl (oatmeal); 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) balls
B: Onyx (dark grey); 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls
C: Serpentine (mauve); 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls
D: Sapphire (light blue); 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) balls

YARN ALTERNATIVES
You will need a fingering to sport weight (super-fine to fine, 4 to 5-ply) yarn, in approx 1000 (1000, 1200, 1200, 1400, 1400, 1570) m / 1140 (1140, 1330, 1330, 1520, 1520, 1710) yds of colour A; 170 (170, 170, 345, 345, 345, 345) m / 190 (190, 190, 380, 380, 380, 380) yds of yarn B & C; 170 (170, 170, 170, 345, 345, 345) m / 190 (190, 190, 190, 380, 380, 380) yds of yarn D.

GAUGE
17 sts & 16 rows = 10 cm / 4” over DC FLO/BLO pattern using 3.5 mm hook after blocking.
1 repeat of colourwork motif to measure 7.5 cm / 3” in height after blocking.

HOOKS + NOTIONS
3.5 mm & 3.0 mm crochet hook, or as required to obtain gauge
Wool needle
4 interlocking stitch markers
Approximately 13 (13, 14, 14, 15, 15, 15) buttons 1 cm in diameter

CONSTRUCTION
The cardigan is worked from the top down in a raglan construction with the sleeves worked downwards in rows from the body before seaming the underarms. The ribbing is worked in rows perpendicularly to the selvedge edges. A tutorial for the ribbing can be found here -> crochet ribbing

PATTERN INCLUDES

  • clear written instructions in UK terms
  • section-by-section stitch counts for the raglan increases, to help you keep track
  • measurement schematic for all sizes
  • stitch diagram for colourwork section
  • suggestions for adapting the pattern to suit your body shape
  • professionally tech-edited & tested crocheted
  • UK to US term conversion chart

Special Thanks
My heartfelt thanks to Pom Pom Quarterly and De Rerum Natura for helping me bring this design to life in the first place. For the reworked sample I am very grateful for Blacker Yarns for providing both their beautiful yarn and boundless enthusiasm. Finally, a huge thank you to my ever-patient tech editor and all the diligent testers who offered their time.