Fiori Pullover Knitting Pattern Download
In Sense and Sensibility, Marianne Dashwood was a romantic, expressive soul who "could never love by halves." She may very well have enjoyed gracing her own garments with flowers. The Fiori Pullover is inspired by Marianne's romantic nature as well as the empire and A-line styles of her time. Knit in the round from the bottom up, the sleeves and bodice are joined at the underarm, and set-in sleeves are create simultaneously with decreases and short-rows. The floral trim at the underbust, neckline, and cuffs involve wrapping the yarn around a set of stitches before working them ot imitate smocked needlework.
Finished Size: 31 ¾ (35 ¾, 39 ¾, 43 ¾, 49 ¾)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 35 ¾".
Yarn: Schaefer Audrey (50% Merino wool, 50% cultivated silk; 700 yd [640 m]/4 oz [113.4 g]): subtly solids saffron, 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) skeins.
Yarn Weight: #3 - Light
Needles: Body and sleeves. size 5 (3.75 mm): 24" circular needle (cir). Hem and neckline facing. size 4
Notions: Tapestry needle; markers in 2 colors (A and B); stitch holders; waste yarn; cable needle (cn).
Gauge: 24 sts and 40 rows/rnds = 4" in Diagonal Scallop patt on larger needle; 2 pattern reps (18-22 sts; see Notes) = 3" wide and 36 rows/rnds = 4" high in patt from Floral chart on larger needle.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits, 2011