Mirasol, a cute, little summer cardigan with a doubled collar, three quarter sleeves and small cable details at the fronts, the raglan shaping and the sides.
The colors remind me of sunflowers… hence the name.
Dyed with ‘nerprun’: buckthorn in English, it gives these beautiful golden yellow / greens.
And they look different everytime depending on the kind of light.
Full sun… Look how they match the lichen on the beech tree… No wonder, they are plantdyed…
Mirasol is worked top down starting with the doubled collar. It is completely seamless.
It is a classical cardigan…
But with a twist 😉
detail of the cables at the sides
It can be made in only one color (it will look just as cute) or if you have some lonely matching skeins, like I had, you can make gradients (fades) as in the sample. The easiest way to do so is changing colors every two rows. But the gradient is much smoother if you alternate colors in every row as the sample. Instructions to do so are provided.
A few ‘inside’ photos
and ‘outside’ …
The cardigan has 3/4 sleeves but body and sleeves can easily be lengthened as some of the testknitters did. BTW, the pattern has been tech edited en testknit.
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements chest: 35 / 37½ / 40 / 44½ / 48 / 51“ (89 / 96 / 102 / 114 / 122 / 130 cm)
Intended to be worn with some positive ease at the high bust (under the armpits: 4 to 8“ / 10 to 20 cm.
Model is wearing M with 6” / 15 cm of positive ease (at the high bust).
What you’ll need
± 1050/1130/1200/1350/1450/1550 m (1150/1250/1310/1500/1600/1700 yards) fingering weight /4 ply
3 mm (US 2½) circular needle and straight needles,
2.5 mm (US 1½) circular needle and straight needles,
11 buttons diameter 18 mm / ¾”
29 sts and 42 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)
Read more and see more versions from the testknitters here