Redouté Roses by Jenjoyce Design

Redouté Roses

September 2022
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1200 - 1400 yards (1097 - 1280 m)
One size: fits 32" up to 50" bust (actual garment = 49.8")
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An opulently oversized circular colorwork yoke cardigan and pullover, in a field of misty mohair. Inspired by the roses of Pierre-Joseph Redouté, an 18th-19th century botanist known particularly for his rose illustrations & etchings. Construction is knit bottom up, in-the-round, and seamless. Pattern is written for 5 sts = 1 inch with two yarns held together, a sport weight wool with a strand of lace-weight mohair silk, however pattern includes a gauge substitution chart so that at-a-glance you can create your sweater with your absolute favorite worsted-fingering weight yarn, or handspun!

Inspiration behind Redouté Roses posted HERE
All posts about this design blogged HERE

This pattern now includes Daughter of Redouté Roses, as a double download. See post about it HERE, and modelled HERE.

Shown: Model wearing sweaters is 33” bust
Bust of Actual Garment: 49.8 inches, including button band on cardigan.
Yoke depth at base of neck, not including neckband: 9 inches.
Body length from base of neckband to bottom hem in front: 25.5 inches.
Sleeve length: 20 inches.
Upper Sleeve Circ: 14 inches.
Number of sts for body at bust: 247 sts
Number of sts for sleeves at upper arm: 84 sts.
** Gauge substitution chart** shows options from 50in bust @ 5sts/1” to 32in bust @ 7.75sts/1” in 1/4 stitch increments, so that you can use your favorite yarn!


  • Cardigan: Knit in-the-round, with a steek of 6 sts, and centered in front, with the end-of-round centered in steek, at finish gets cut open. After colorwork yoke, there are short rows to raise the back, then neck is bound off, steek cut, button bands worked -- No steek instruction provided. Next the collar is picked up from neck edge and worked rib into a turned collar. For cardigan you will need: 8 buttons, 3/4 – 1“, more or less as preferred.
  • “After-thought” Pullover: Knit in-the-round, with a panel that is 6 sts (taking up the space that would otherwise be a steek, therefore an “after-thought” to cardigan), and centered in back, with end-of-round centered in panel. After colorwork yoke, there are short rows to raise the back, then dec’ing rib neckband worked – alternately work as for cardigan, ribbing rows back & forth.

I invite Any & All who are knitting Redouté Roses to bring questions, and general related chattiness to my Jenjoyce Group which exists just for knitters of Jenjoyce’s patterns. The kettle is on… see you there!