Hidden Flowers by Helen Cosgrove-Davies

Hidden Flowers

Knitting
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles, bllocked
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1490 - 2780 yards (1362 - 2542 m)
Chest: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)”/90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150) cm
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Nature is beautiful in all its parts, but sometimes when looking at the majesty of a redwood forest or the vastness of the ocean it is easy to miss smaller details. The rest of my family love spending time hiking and doing other outdoors-y things when we go on vacation, so I often spend an hour or two sitting and knitting under a tree waiting for them to return. One of my favorite things about these times is the chance to examine everything around me, and to notice what might otherwise be overlooked--the bees that particularly like this tree but ignore that one, how prettily the colors of the pebbles look together, and the small flowers hidden in the grass.

This classically constructed, pieced sweater celebrates those hidden flowers with a column of lace along each of the fronts, making an otherwise simple sweater a little more interesting to knit. The stockinette arms and back are perfect to take along when you are spending a day out and about with family or friends, and might have a moment to sit and enjoy the simple beauty of your surroundings.

Yarn
Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply 100% Superwash Merino wool; 400 yd/4 oz (365 m/115g) skeins

4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins, shown in Seafoam.

Or 1490 (1760, 1980, 2200, 2390, 2590, 2780) yards/1360 (1610, 1810, 2010, 2190, 2370, 2540) meters of fingering weight yarn.

Finished Measurements
Chest: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)”/90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150) cm

Shown in 40”/100 cm, to be worn with 2-4”/5-10 cm of positive ease.

Needles
US 3/3.25 mm circular needle, 24”/60 cm or 32”/80 cm depending on size of garment or size to obtain gauge

US 2/2.75 mm needle, 24”/60 cm or one size smaller than needle used to obtain gauge

Gauge
Blocked: 26 stitches and 36 rows = 4”/10 cm square in stockinette stitch.

Unblocked: 28 stitches and 40 rows = 4”/10 cm square in stockinette stitch.

Notions
Nine 5/8”/16mm buttons
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle