As usual I took my inspiration from the protected flora of Dordogne. This time I have chosen the Linaigrette (Eriophorum gracile Koch ex Rothiii), a plant whose thin stem bears an inflorescence of fluffy flowers, looking like cotton. The slenderness and fluffiness of the plant are illustrated in the lace collar and colour work of my little sweater. This beauty is worked flat top-down, starting with a provisional cast on. Body and sleeves are separated at the underarm. Body is worked straight to the picot hem. Sleeves are worked in the round, top down. They are slightly shorter than usual and all stitches are gathered at the end. A little lace collar is joined at the neck. Finally stitches are picked up along the edge to work the buttons bands. Gauge 26 sts x 36 rows worked in stocking stitches over 4 in / 10 cm using US 3 / 3.25 mm needle, washed and blocked.
- knitting pattern
- schematic and mensurations
- written instruction
- 14 sizes (3 months to 10 years)
Materials you need at home:
- Pascuali, Sole, (90% cotton pima, 10% cashmere; 1.76 oz / 50 g, 153 y / 140 m), shown in : MC: colour 55, beige: 3 (3, 3, 4), (4, 4, 5), (5, 6, 6), (7, 7, 8), 8 skeins.
- Pascuali, Sole, (90% cotton pima, 10% cashmere; 1.76 oz / 50 g, 153 y / 140 m), shown in :CC: colour 01, white: 1 skein.
- US 3 / 3.25 mm circular needle for working the body or size needed to obtain gauge.
- US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needle for working colour work or size needed to obtain gauge.
- US 2½ / 3 mm circular needle or one size smaller than the main needle.
- 2 stitch markers.
- 2 stitches holders.
- Tapestry needle.
- hook 3 mm for provisional cast on
- 6 (6, 6, 6), (7, 7, 7), (8, 9, 9), (10, 10, 10), 10 buttons 11 mm.