Violet Aster by Thea Colman

Violet Aster

June 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, based on final blocked fabric
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1000 - 1850 yards (914 - 1692 m)
36.5(38,40.5,44.5,46)(48.5,53.25,56.75,62)"/ 92.75(96.5,102.75,113,116.75)(123.25,135.25,144.25,157.5)cm circumference around bust.
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Violet Aster is my foray into the world of yokes. I wanted something simple but bold, and decided to use lace for a more seasonal design. With that in mind, the sweater features a beautiful leaf-like motif around the body at hem and again on the yoke, paired with a garter stitch background to create a striking combination of lace and texture on a simple stockinette pullover.

The detail in each band of lace around the sweater features subtly different versions of the motif, each worked in a more delicate design than the one below it, as the sweater is worked upwards.

The yarn I chose for this is De Rerum Gilliatt, which I’d had in stash for years (yay for stashbusting!!). It’s round and soft and bouncy and shows the detail beautifully. This heathered shade of purple is gorgeous in both stockinette and detail, and it’s a perfect weight for year-round wear.

The sweater is worked seamlessly from the bottom up. Sleeves are knit separately and joined at underarm, and the yoke is then shaped in one piece to neckline. Modifications for fit have been considered, and the pattern includes notes and suggestions throughout to alter length or width, as well as notes on modifying the neckline. Sleeve instructions are written out for either 3/4 or long sleeves.

Colorway shown: Aster

Yardage by size:

36.5(38,40.5,44.5,46)(48.5,53.25,56.75,62)”/ 92.75 (96.5,102.75,113,116.75)(123.25,135.25,144.25,157.5)cm

Sample is shown worn with +4”/10cm of ease. For fit as shown, choose the size that allows you the same, based on your bust.

Estimated Yardage:
1000(1150,1200,1300,1400)(1500,1600,1750,1850)yds/ 915 (1050,1100,1190,1280)(1375,1465,1600,1695)meters