I have been waiting to release this pattern in English since I wanted to include at least one of the photos we took at the photo shoot in September. The brilliant photographer is Kim Müller and the stunning model is dancer Francesca Golfetto. A deep rich wine red shade was the perfect choice for the leaf vines stitch patterned sleeves of this summer sweater. The A-line shape is created by the lace pattern frame and worked in twisted rib on each side of a body in stocking stitch; knitted in the round to the armholes, then flat. The lace pattern is the highlight of the sweater and relishes the beautiful mercerized Egyptian cotton, called Luxor from Hifa, see ull. I want to thank all my test knitters who checked, and suggested improvements to the pattern. You can see their versions on Ravelry where the pattern is available to buy and download: summer-leaves-sweater.
Size: S (M) L (XL) XXL
Finished Measurements: Bust: 90 (96) 104 (114) 124 cm/35.5 (37.75) 41 (45) 48.75″ Hip: 110 (116) 124 (134) 144 cm/43.25 (45.75) 48.75 (52.75) 56.75″ Length: 74 (74) 75 (77) 79 cm/29.25 (29.25) 29.5 (30.25) 31″ Sleeve length: 50 cm in all sizes/19.75″
Yarn: Hifa, Luxor (100% Egyptian mercerized cotton, 253 m/276 yds, 100 g): 6 (6) 7 (8) 9 skeins in wine red sh 345: 1290 (1442) 1645 (1898) 2150 m/1411 (1577) 1799 (2076) 2351 yds.
Needles: 3 mm/US 2.5 circular needles (2 x 80 cm/32”) and (40 cm/16”) and DPNs.
Notions: 6 Stitch markers, stitch holders and yarn needle.
Gauge: 24 sts and 31 rnds in st st using 3 mm/US 2.5 equals 10 cm/4” square. 1 Leaves Pattern repeat equals 8×6 cm/3.25 x 2.25”
Notes: Body and sleeves are worked in the round until armhole, then flat. Sleeves are made extra long. Neck border is knitted flat. Stitch number on Leaves Pattern varies.
The pattern contains video links to techniques used, chart and schematic.