After Muskari (Muscari motelayi) and Parisette (Paris quadrifolia) I was inspired by another protected plant to design a new sweater for child: Cardamine heptaphylla. Its English common name is pinnate coralroot. It is a small flowering plant common in mountains but protected in Dordogne, where I live. Generally their large leaf has seven folioles; their white or lilac flowers grow in many-flowered inflorescence.
Cardamine is worked top down, seamlessly. After the yoke has been completed, body and sleeves are divided. Body is worked straight in stocking sts, button bands being knit at the same time. Sleeves are then worked in round, top down. Some flowers are finally embroidered on the yoke. Level ★★ Gauge 20 sts x 32 rows worked in stocking sts over 4 in / 10 cm using US 6 / 4 mm needle, washed and blocked.
- knittin pattern
- written instruction
- Shematic nd mensurations
- 14 sizes (3 months to 10 years)
Materials you need at home:
- Katia, Arles Merino (100% wool, SW, 1oz¾ / 50 g, 109 yds / 100 m), shown in colour 64 mint green, or 52 pastel orange: 3, (3, 3, 3), (3, 4, 4), (5, 5, 6), (6, 7, 7), 8 skeins.
- Few yards of white yarn for embroidery
- US 6 / 4 mm circular needle for working the body or size needed to obtain gauge.
- US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needle for garter st edging or two sizes smaller than the body needle.
- US 6 / 4 mm circular needle or 5 DPNs to work sleeves in the rnd or size needed to obtain gauge.
- 4 stitch markers.
- scrap yarn
- Tapestry needle.
- 4 or 5 buttons according to your size.