L'Heure Verte by Jennifer Dassau

L'Heure Verte

Knitting
May 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
850 - 1225 yards (777 - 1120 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL)
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This sweater’s color recalls the silvery green foliage of the artemisia plant, used to make the storied spirit absinthe. Drinking absinthe became so popular in French cafés that by the mid-nineteenth century, happy hour there was called l’heure verte (“the green hour”). Deeply textured waves flow from the neckline, expanding along with the yoke until they reach the stockinette body and disappear. The transition gives a slight A-line shape to the cropped body, while short-rows shape the back neck and back for a good fit and create the rounded hems. Simple rolled edges at the neckline, hem, and cuffs are clean and practical.

Finished Size
About 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)” 91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132)cm bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 40” 101.5 cm.

Yarn
Worsted weight #4 Medium
Shown here: Purl Soho Worsted Twist (100% merino wool; 164 yd 150 m/31/2 oz 100 g): Artemisia Green, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins.

Needles
US Size 7 (4.5mm): 16” 40 cm and 32” 80 cm circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions
10 (11, 12, 12, 13) stitch markers (m); stitch holders; yarn needle.

Gauge
18 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in yoke pattern; 17 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10cm) in St st.