Petals and Pearls Sweater by Anne B Hanssen

Petals and Pearls Sweater

September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1523 - 2176 yards (1393 - 1990 m)
Finished bust: 36/38/40/42.5/44.5/47/49" See further details under notes
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When we were looking around in the nearby area to find the perfect place to photo-shoot my newest design we found the most wonderful roses in the close-by park. Clusters of pale pink and almost white roses arched above the lawn, sending out a discrete, oldfashioned scent. Bursting of classic beauty! I wish I could have given you the name of the roses…..

This design is all about combining classic patterns with a slightly modernized fit. The front and sleeves are embellished with lace and cables in the shape of “petals” , and a vertical lace pattern forming “pearls”. All patterns are repetetive and simple, together they make a lovely impact. The fit of the sweater is comfortable and feminine at the same time: the body is a bit boxy, the sleeves are narrow, the scooped neckline flattering. I added buttoned slits for more comfort and interest.

The construction follows the classic school as well. The body and sleeves are worked bottom up and in the round (first the back and front of the lower body are worked in seperate pieces with buttonbands and button-hole bands in the sides). Pieces are joined at underarms and continued in the round. Upper sleeves and body are worked at the same time. Shoulders are worked together using the 3-needle bind off method. Sts are picked up around neck for working the ribbed edging.
There is no seaming involved.

Sizes Finished bust measurements: 36/38/40/42.5/44.5/47/49”
The sample size is made with 2.5cm/1” of positive ease
Please note The fronts patterning is extended in the 4 larger sizes in order to cover the upper front entirely in patterning as well.

Material: I used the heavenly soft Silkbloom Fino from BC Garn, a fingering weight wool that comes in balls of 50gr/1.76oz and 199m/2186yards. You will need 7/7/8/8/9/10/10 balls.
*Needles and notions:** Needle size 3mm/US2.5, or needles to achieve gauge. Stitchmarkers. Seperate holders.

Gauge 28 sts and 40 rows in st st = 10x10cm/4x4”

Knitting skills Abbreviations used: yo, ssk, k2tog, sl1k2togpsso, m1p, m1l, m1r. Tecniques used:: working in the round, picking up of sts, working 2 pieces together (the buttonbands in the lower body), 3-needle bind off method. There are no difficult or unusual sts used in the pattern, still I think you need some experience to work this sweater.

The pattern The pattern guides you from the first to the last st with clear instructions and all necessary stitch-counts along the way. All patterns are both charted and written (row-by-row instructions). All measurements are given in cm’s AND inches.

Errata Concerning the free downloads only:
Page 5, back, rows 5 and 6:
Row 5 RS: k1,p1,k1, cast off 2 sts, p1, k1, work in rib to last 8 sts in the row, p1, k1, p1, cast off 2 sts, p1,k1
Row 6 WS: p1, k1, p1, (insert tip of LHN back to front in the loop of your RHN st, k through this loop), repeat (-) one more time, work in rib to the cast-off st at the end of row, repeat (-) twice, p1, k1, p1
Page 12, row 5: ….., ssk, p1, k2