Parisette (Paris quadrifolia), also known as herb-paris or lover’s knot, occurs in shady places of old wood. The species is in decline in Europe due to actual forestry. For this reason the species is protected in Dordogne. It inspires me the design of this little baby sweater whose pattern recalls the plant bearing its fruit. Parisette is worked in one piece from the bottom up to the armholes where work is split. Then back and fronts are worked separately. Stitches are picked up around the armholes to work the sleeves in the round from the top down. The sides’ bands and the neckband are worked with the body, except the back neckband, which is worked sideway and closed by grafting. Level ★★★☐☐ Gauge 29 sts x 40 rows worked in stocking sts over 4 in / 10 cm using US 2 / 2.75 mm needle, washed and blocked. Sizes 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24 months Final chest circumference: 16.½, 19, 20½, 21¼ 23, 23½, 25in (42, 48, 52, 54, 58, 60, 64 cm)
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- Instruction written
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Materials you need at home:
- MC: Lana Grossa, Cool wool baby (100% wool; 50 g, 240y/220 m), colour white: 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4) balls.
- CC: few meters of fingering in contrasting colour. The sample has been worked with Lilou Tweed fingering (85% SW Merino, 15% Donegal; 100 g, 437y/400 m), colour dew drop.
- Circular needle (or straight needles) US 2 / 2.75 mm or size to obtain gauge.
- Circular needle US 1½ / 2.5 mm or one size smaller than the main needle.
- 2 dpns US 1½ / 2.5 mm for work the I-cord.
- 2 stitch markers.
- Tapestry needle.
- Waste yarn or stitches holders.