May 1, 2020

Dandelion pullover

  • An orange-gold sweater with a lacy yoke.

Dandelion is my new design!

Dandelion is a rounded/circular yoke pullover with what I like to call a “petite boxy” shape, where the body has a certain amount of positive ease (not as much as a traditional boxy top). I must say that this “petite boxy” is one of my very favorite styles, because it dresses beautifully in any body type! The textured stitch motif at yoke and sleeves is inspired by Brazilian basketry, one of the crafts that I admire from my country.

Size Range 30 (34, 38, 42, 46) (50, 54, 58, 62)” / 76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117) (127, 137, 147.5, 157.5) cm – XS (S,
M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Yarn
Dandelion Rosy Sport 100% organic Merino extra fine – approx. 320 m (350 yds) / per 100g skein – 3 (4, 4, 4, 5)
(5, 6, 6, 7) skeins – 1.000 (1.138, 1.248, 1.377, 1.508) (1.671, 1.802, 1.932, 2.173) yards / 915 (1.041, 1.142, 1.260, 1.379) (1.528, 1.648, 1.767, 1987) m. IMPORTANT: The yardage is estimated and may vary depending on yarn used, gauge variations or modifications.**
Sample in #Autumn Boot.

Needles
US 3 (3.25 mm) and US 5 (3.75 mm): 16” (40 cm) circular and a set of double-pointed needles
US 3 (3.25 mm) and US 5 (3.75 mm): 24” (60 cm) circular
US 3 (3.25 mm) and US 5 (3.75 mm): 32” (80 cm) circular

Adjust needles sizes if necessary, to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions
Markers; removable marker; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge
24 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch with US 5 (3.75 mm) needles after blocking.
24 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Chart textured stitch motif on US 5 (3.75 mm) needles after blocking

Notes
This pullover is seamless, worked in the round from the top down.
The yoke is worked circularly in textured stitch motif. Change to longer length circulars while working the yoke, when needed.
Stitch marker is positioned at the middle / center of the back.
The back neck and back hem are shaped with short rows for a better fit.
The sleeves are worked circularly from the top down.
To avoid underarm holes, the directions indicate pick up and k tbl 1 st on the row below the diagonal line formed between the body cast on sts and the sleeve sts that were on hold.