I am a bit (a lot) behind presenting my latest patterns. This post will cover the patterns from the last months of 2018.
Let’s start with ‘braided leaves’. I adored knitting and designing this pattern.
Looking at all the photos I took to illustrate this design, I think it’s better to make one blog post per pattern after all.
Braided leaves is a pullover with stranded colorwork and eyelets at the yoke. Some nice, colored or ‘twisted’ details make this a uniquely designed pullover.
tilting eyelets at the yoke
It is worked top down and seamlessly in the round. It starts with a twisted neck band followed by a few short rows to shape the back neck. The circular yoke is build up using eyelets on top of each other giving the yoke a dynamic twist.
A few more increases are added while knitting the colorwork of the braided leaves. The same idea of twist is used for the pocket bands, the cuffs and ribbing at the bottom.
twisted pocket band
A simpler version of the leaves is added to the sleeve cuffs and the inside of the small pockets is worked in stranded knitting.
stranded pockets and ’tilting’ hem
The colorwork is charted only, (no written instructions).
Tips on how to successfully knit stranded colorwork are included.
This pattern has been tech edited by Sue-Cat and test knit.
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements (chest): 31½, 35½, 39½, 43½, 47½, 51” (80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130 cm)
Intended to be worn with some positive ease.
What you’ll need
fingering weight / 4 ply
MC: ± 1000/1100/1200/1350/1450/1600 m (1100/1200/1310/14750/1600/1750 yards)
CC: ± 140/155/170/190/210/230 m (155/170/185/210/230/255 yards)
two 3 mm (US 2½) circular needles
3 mm (US 2½) double pointed needle
3 mm (US 2½) straight needles for the pocket bands
3.25 mm (US 3) circular needle for the stranded colorwork, if necessary
2.5 mm (US 1½) circular needle for the ribbing
or 10/11/12/12/13/13 markers if you wish to place markers between repeats
27 sts and 38 rows stockinette stitch with the 3 mm (US 2½) needle = 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”)
Check it out here.