Rose by Andrea Mowry


March 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles, blocked
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1895 - 2755 yards (1733 - 2519 m)
XS (S, M, L)(XL, XXL)
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This open cardigan is a true adventure in knitting! Combining unique sideways construction, cables, fading and exposed seams to create a flattering oversized dolman style sweater that looks great on all types of figures! Knit in one color or four, to suit your style! This sweater has a beautiful curved underarm that creates a lot of drape for an oversized look, with long, slim cuffs that give you different styling options. You can either wear them long, to accentuate the slender portion of your arm, or cuff them for a shorter sleeve!

Rose is now available in Spanish (thank you vanessapellisa)and Japanese (thank you amirisu)!!

This pdf version of this pattern now includes spreadsheets for each size as a handy guide for working those “at the same time” instructions! I hope you find it helpful!!

1 (2, 3, 4)(5, 6)
To fit an actual chest circumference of:
28-32 (34-38, 40-44, 46-50)(52-56, 58-62) inches
71-81.5 (86.5-96.5, 102-112, 117-127)(132-142, 147.5-157.5) cm

Finished Bust Circumference
50 (56, 62, 68)(74, 80) inches
127 (142, 157.5, 173)(188, 203) cm
Intended to be worn with 18-22”/46-56 cm positive ease

To pick the best size for you, measure you full bust, add your preferred ease (18- 22”/46-56 cm) and pick the size closest to that based on the Finished Bust Circumference. If you are between sizes, I recommend sizing down rather than up. You know your style preferences best! Trust your instinct. The sizes in this sweater were graded to give the same ease and drape on the sizes indicated. That being said, if you know that you do not like too much positive ease, then size down one full size.

Sport weight in 4 colors to create a cohesive fade
Color A: 250 (285, 302, 320)(355, 355) yds/70 (80, 85, 90)(100, 100) g Color B: 330 (340, 355, 390)(420, 430) yds/93 (96, 100, 110)(118, 120) g Color C: 690 (790, 850, 950)(1025, 1060) yds/195 (222, 240, 268)(290, 300) g
Color D: 625 (710, 755, 840)(900, 910) yds/175 (200, 212, 236)(254, 256) g

Suggested Yarn
La Bien Aime?e MERINO Sport (355 yds/100 g)
Color A: Damask 1 skein
Color B: Dusk 1 (1, 1, 2)(2, 2) skeins
Color C: Rose Quartz 2 (3, 3, 3)(3, 3) skeins
Color D: Winter Garden 2 (2, 3, 3)(3, 3) skeins

Suggested Needles
Main Fabric: US 4/3.5 mm – 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and pre- ferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs), plus a spare needle for 3 Needle Bind Off.
Ribbing: US 2/2.75 mm - 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting.

Removable/Clip On Stitch Marker
Cable Needle
Smooth Waste Yarn
Tapestry Needle
Row Counter (recommended)

26 sts & 36 rows =4”/10 cm
Worked over Stockinette Stitch, blocked.
Gauge is incredibly important (as always ;). Make sure that you have the correct stitch and row gauge before proceeding.

Techniques to Indulge In
This is a more advanced pattern that includes -
Dolman shaping
Sideways Construnction
Short Rows
Picking up stitches
Backward Loop Cast on
Seaming (Mattress Stitch)
3 Needle bind off
Knitting flat
Knitting in the round