Paper Daisies by Lisa K. Ross

Paper Daisies

Knitting
January 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23.5 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1290 - 2540 yards (1180 - 2323 m)
Chest: 34 (38¼, 41¾, 46, 50) (54¼, 57¾, 62, 66)”/85 (95.5, 104.5, 115, 125) (135.5, 144.5, 155, 165) cm
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As we are enveloped by winter’s frosty embrace, our thoughts travel to the warmer days and blossoming gardens of springtime. This cozy colorwork sweater is a bit of brightness on a cold, gray day. Worked from the top down, short-row neck shaping forms a comfortable fit before encircling the yoke with bright blooms of daisies. Small borders of colorwork daisies adorn the edges of the sweater before working the cuffs and hem. While the chill in the air may prevent gardens from blooming, Paper Daisies are always in season.

Yarn
Miss Babs Yummy 3-Ply
100% Superwash Merino Wool; 335 yd/5.1oz (306 m/145 g) skeins
4 (4, 5, 5, 5) (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins in main color, shown in Sagrada; 1 skein in Color 1, shown in White Peppercorn; 1 skein in Color 2, shown in Goldenrod

Or approximately 1130 (1270, 1390, 1530, 1660) (1840, 1970, 2120, 2220) yards/1030 (1160, 1270, 1400, 1520) (1680, 1800, 1940, 2030) meters of sport weight yarn in main color, 130 (140, 150, 170, 190) (210, 220, 240, 250) yards/120 (130, 140, 160, 170) ( 190, 200, 220, 230) meters in Color 1, and 30 (40, 40, 40, 50) (50, 60, 60, 70) yards/30 (30, 30, 40, 40) (50, 50, 60, 60) meters in Color 2.

Finished Measurements
Chest: 34 (38¼, 41¾, 46, 50) (54¼, 57¾, 62, 66)”/85 (95.5, 104.5, 115, 125) (135.5, 144.5, 155, 165) cm

Shown in 41¾”/104.5 cm, to be worn with 0-2”/0-5 cm of positive ease.

Needles

  • US 6 4 mm circular needles, 32”/80 cm or 40”/100 cm long or size to obtain stranded colorwork gauge
  • US 5 3.75 mm circular needle, 16”/40 cm AND 32”/80 cm or 40”/100 cm long or size to obtain stockinette gauge
  • US 4 3.5 mm circular needle, 16”/40 cm AND 32”/80 cm or 40”/100 cm long or one size smaller than those used to obtain stockinette gauge
  • US 6 4 mm circular needle, double-pointed needles or preferred method for knitting small circumferences in the round or size to obtain stranded colorwork gauge
  • US 5 3.75 mm circular needle, double-pointed needles or preferred method for knitting small circumferences in the round or size to obtain stockinette gauge
  • US 4 3.5 mm circular needle, double-pointed needles or preferred method for knitting small circumferences in the round or one size smaller than those used to obtain stockinette gauge

Gauge
Blocked: 23.5 stitches and 37 rounds = 4”/10 cm square in stockinette.
Unblocked: 25 stitches and 37 rounds = 4”/10 cm square in stockinette.
Blocked: 23.5 stitches and 24 rounds = 4”/10 cm square in stranded colorwork.

Notions
1 Beginning of round marker
1 Removable stitch marker
Scrap Yarn or stitch holder
36 (39, 44, 48, 52) (57, 61, 66, 69) Stitch markers (optional for marking repeats in the colorwork stitch pattern)
Tapestry needle

For best results when working with hand dyed yarns, we strongly suggest alternating skeins of the same color throughout your project.