Mándame Flores by Kristen Jancuk

Mándame Flores

Knitting
May 2019
Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch with largest needles, blocked (see notes)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1100 - 1950 yards (1006 - 1783 m)
Sizes: XS (S, M, L) [1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X]; finished bust circumference 32 1/4 (36 1/4, 40 1/4, 44 1/4) [48 1/4, 52 1/4, 56 1/4, 60 1/4, 64 1/4]”/ 82 (92, 102, 112.5) [122.5, 132.5, 143, 153, 163] cm
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Mándame Flores—“send me flowers.” Somehow the request sounds nicer in Spanish, doesn’t it? It was the first thing that popped into my head as the flower motif on this piece took shape.
Mándame Flores is a drop shoulder pullover worked from the bottom up, with a slightly a-line shape, elbow-length sleeves and squishy fisherman’s rib at the collar. Colorwork along the bottom hem means the patterning isn’t interrupted by shaping, and a complementary contrast color at the collar, hem and cuffs unites the whole piece.
The variegated yarn I chose has bits of the main cream color mixed in, creating a floral pattern that appears to blur and fade in spots. If you prefer a more solid colorwork pattern, choose yarns that contrast sharply!

Sizes: Sizes: XS (S, M, L) {1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X}; finished bust circumference 32 1/4 (36 1/4, 40 1/4, 44 1/4) {48 1/4, 52 1/4, 56 1/4, 60 1/4, 64 1/4}”/ 82 (92, 102, 112.5) {122.5, 132.5, 143, 153, 163} cm
Sample shown in size S with approx. 1.5” + ease; as sweater is designed to have an a-line shape, choose the size that has approx. 4-6”+ ease at the top of the hip, and 0-2” + ease at the bust.

#sizeinclusive

Gauge: 26 stitches and 32 rounds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch worked in the round on mid-size needles, blocked
26 sts and 32 rounds = 4”/10 cm in Chart I worked in the round on largest needles, blocked

Yarn: Avalon Springs Farm Isle Royale, 100% superwash Merino with copper, 490 yd/4 oz (450 m/113g): 2 (2, 3, 3) 4, 5, 5, 5, 6 skeins in main color (C1), 1 skein in contrast color (C2) and 1 skein in variegated color (C3)

Suggested needles: US 5/3.75 mm 32”/80 cm+ circular needle and DPNs, or size to obtain gauge in st st
US 6/4 mm mm 32”/80 cm+ circular needle and DPNs, or size to obtain gauge in Chart I pattern
US 4/3.5 mm 32”/80 cm+ circular needle, 16”/40 cm circular needle and DPNs, or one size smaller than st st gauge needle

Notions:
Yarn needle
Stitch markers
Scrap yarn or stitch holder

Techniques to Know (or be ready to learn!):
Basic increases and decreases
Knit into the row below
3-needle bind-off
Stranded knitting
Reading colorwork charts
faux tubular bind-off (instructions included)