Liris sweater patternPetra Breakstone
A fabulous sweater to knit and wear. It is quite stylish and comfortable in a brilliant mix of textures, fibers and colors.
Knitted flat in Stockinette stitch and easy color block changes, which makes this a great and relaxing sweater to knit, even for the beginner. When knitting with the suggested yarn, no changes needed as the yarn does all the work for you. The sleeves are flared out a bit with a lacy detail for a feminine touch and are knitted flat, then joined. The ribbed neckline is accomplished with smaller needles.
For bust measurements 36” (38/40/42) (44/46/48) (50/52/54) 91.5 cm (96.5/101/106.5) (111.5/117/122) (127/132/137), with about 3.5” (9 cm) of ease.
Yarn: Layers yarn cakes holding 200 yards (182 m) with 10 varying colors, textures and yarn weights each, 3 (4/4/4) (4/4/5) (5/5/5) cakes. Available in knit kits with free pattern at www.yarnz2go.com.
Alternatively use the following yarns in 20 yards (18.5 m) portions each, about 620 (660/680/700) (740/780/800) (840/880/900) yards 565 m (605/620/640) (675/715/730) (770/805/825) in 6 colors/textures. Yarn weights range from fingering to sport and DK weights.
US size 15 (10 mm) circular needle 32” (80 cm) in length
US size 10 (6 mm) circular needle 16” (40 cm) in length
Scrap yarn or use interchangeable needle wires
Body with large needles and fingering weight yarn 8.5 sts and 13 rows in 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch
Neckline ribbing with small needles 3 sts and 4 rows in 1” (2.5 cm) in Rib pattern
Techniques: Stockinette, decreases, YO increases, knitting flat, placing stitches on hold, joining parts for knitting in the round, seaming
Level of Expertise: Easy
Pattern is written, has a schematic and a photo tutorial.
Pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.
Enjoy your Liris!