February 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Twisted Rib 1x1
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1230 - 1969 yards (1125 - 1800 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8]
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Zoria, also Zarya or Zaranitsa, is a Slavic folklore character – a personification of dawn. My design represents beauty and splendour of summer forest and meadow. I was inspired by the textures of tiny twigs, berries, grass and flowers and distinct light rays passing through the branches of dense woods. I desired to capture this abundance of wildlife in one, very textural, rustic project.

The pattern has been created in collaboration with Beautiful Knitters.

Zoria is a comfortable oversized pullover which can be easily transformed into an open front cardigan. The design has a deep and narrow neckline, slightly cropped length and adorable puffy sleeves. It is worked top-down and completely seamless. It is a truly textural sweater! Decorative botanical panels located on the both sides of the body, twist gently, which gives the design a charming look. They are separated by panels of distinct twisted rib and the same stitch pattern is used on the roomy sleeves. The hem and the cuffs are finished with neat Invisible Ribbed Bind Off.
Zoria fits both dresses and trousers perfectly - regardless of which version you choose, I am sure that it will successfully complement your wardrobe. And I assure you that working on this meticulous pattern will be extremely satisfying!

The pattern contains detailed instructions for making a pullover and an open front cardigan, tips for modifying body and sleeves length and depth of the neckline, and two language versions – Polish and English.

For your convenience, each size has its own file, with instructions only for the given size. You will not have to search for instructions on complicated charts nor print many irrelevant information! Just pick your size and knit without distractions! IMPORTANT: you get access to all files (all languages and all sizes).

1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8]
Sweater circumference in chest:
111.5 (121, 127, 133.5, 140) [146, 158, 164.5] cm
44 (47.75, 50, 52.5, 55) [57.5, 62.25, 64.75]“
Suggested ease: 28-38 cm / 11-15”
The pictures show size 2, with 35 cm 13.75” ease.

Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino (50g/125m 137 yards) about:
1125 (1250, 1365, 1460, 1540) [1625, 1710, 1800] meters or 1230 (1367, 1492, 1596, 1684) [1777, 1870, 1968] yards

4 mm US 6 circular needles, 100 cm 40” and 40 cm 16” long

17 stitch markers
Scrap yarn or stitch holder
Tapestry needle

25 sts x 28 rows – 10 cm x 10 cm 4” x 4”
on 4 mm US 6 needles in Twisted Rib 1x1, after blocking.

Helpful resources
See posts about Zoria on my blog!
How to make the perfect bobbles? Watch from 2:44 on YouTube

Use #zoriasweater when you show your project on IG!

Happy knitting!