A classic pullover with charming touches of colorwork: lotus flowers in front and around wrists and a vine winding around the left upper arm, also I-cord trim and pretty cable decreases.
Construction: Lotus Tee is worked flat in pieces from the bottom and seamed, with set-in sleeves. Shaping at underarms, sleeve caps and neckline is worked using cable decreases. Short rows shape the shoulders. Live stitches on front shoulders are "grafted" to bound-off stitches on back for a seamless-looking yet stable seam. Attached I-cord edges sleeves, hem and neckline.
Sweater shown measures 36", worn with 2" ease on model and 0 ease on dress form.
Gauge: 26 sts and 35 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch Skills needed: reading charts, stranded color work, intarsia, cables (for cable decreaes), short rows, grafting, I-cord, embroidery.
Techniques used:Stranded color work, intarsia, cables (for cable decreases), short rows, I-cord, embroidery.
Pattern includes:Written instructions for sweater, colorwork patterns in charted format only, schematic, glossary.