. . . waterverf aka aquarelle . . .

I started this a while ago…

aquarelle WIP--

The photo has the date: February 2018… ^^

I wanted to use up some stashed yarn. Hmmm, I think these colors work well together.

Started writing a pattern… But it took a year (or more) to finish the pattern, make photos, tech edit, testknit and finally publish it. But here it is: Waterverf aka Aquarelle.

aquarelle IG mod

Aquarelle was its first name, but someone pointed out that a few days ago, another pattern with that name was published on Ravelry. I also found out there were more ‘Aquarelle’ patterns. Better to change the name, but not the idea behind it.

Mixing colors in slow or fast gradients just have the feel and look of watercolors being applied wet and blending together… So its name is now : Waterverf (Dutch for aquarelle)

aquarel swirl-

Do you have three, four or five matching fingering weight skeins in your stash?
Waterverf: a short-sleeved or long-sleeved tee, tunic or dress as long as your yarn and inspiration takes you.

aquarel mod 1

The pattern provides instructions for a tunic with elbow sleeves as the sample, but feel free to make body and/or sleeves shorter or longer as desired or as your yarn allows you.

Schermafbeelding 2020-06-17 om 12.42.10

The shoulder and sleeve construction is an improved version of the one I use in a lot of my designs (inspired by the contiguous method of Susie Myers). I found a way to work them without breaking any yarn.

aquarel mod 5detdet

aquarel mod 3-

Instructions are included to make slow or quick gradients.

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements chest: 32, 35½, 36¾, 41¾ , 45¾, 51 “ (78.5, 87.5, 93.5, 105, 117.5, 130 cm)
Intended to be worn with a little positive ease at the high bust (take the measurement just under the armpits).
Best worn with no ease, a little negative or positive ease.

Due to the nature of this sleeve inset you should choose the size closest to your high bust measurement (under the armpits). If you should want more ease, it is best to start with the numbers of the size closest to yours and add more increases for the body and sleeves, if necessary.

What you’ll need
fingering weight / 4ply
Yardage depends on length of body and sleeves, as pictured with elbow sleeves and tunic length: ± 1500, 1700, 1800, 2000, 2250, 2500 m (1650, 1900, 2000, 2200, 2450, 2750 yards)

3.25 mm (US 3) circular needle or size to obtain gauge
3.5 mm (US 3) circular needle
4 mm (US 6 ) circular needle
6 markers
crochet hook for the provisional cast on
one button, diameter: ± 15 mm / 0.6”

26.5 sts and 40 rows stockinette stitch with the smaller needle and blocked = 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”)

See more ‘gorgeous’ versions of the testknitters (they all look different and unique) and find out more about it here


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