Herbaceous

$8.00

Herbs are among the most beloved plants in the world. It is no wonder given their delightful aromas, magical healing properties, and flavor enhancements in cooking. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and are known to boost the immune system and help reduce inflammation. For this fingering weight colorwork design, I have included some of my favorite herbs: oregano, dandelion, mint, basil and rosemary.

Herbaceous features sprigs of herbs fanned out around the yoke and arranged neatly around the lower body and sleeves. The body and upper sleeves incorporate staggered knot stitches to represent herbal buds and to add fun texture to the plain stockinette portions. The neckband, hem and cuffs are identical and use a stretchy faded rib. The design is worked top-down and in the round.

The goal of Herbaceous is to pay tribute to herbs and to delight the knitter’s senses. I hope knitting this sweater brings you joy!

Description

SIZING

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) (7, 8, 9, 10)

To fit chest circumference of 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48) (52, 56, 60, 64) in / 70 (80, 90, 100, 110, 120) (130, 140, 150, 160) cm

Finished bust circumference:

33.75 (39, 42.75, 46.25, 49.75, 55) (58.75, 62.25, 65.75, 71) in / 84.5 (98, 106.5, 115.5, 124.5, 138) (146.5, 155.5, 164.5, 178) cm

Intended to fit with 5.75-7 in / 14.5-17.5 cm of positive ease. Photos show size 3 on a 36 in / 90 cm bust. See more sizing info in the Schematic found in the photo gallery.

BLOCKED GAUGE

Stockinette with staggered knot stitches: 7 sts and 34 rnds = 4 in / 10 cm using main needles

Colorwork: 27 sts and 32 rnds = 4 in / 10 cm using main needles

NEEDLES

Ribbing: US 2 / 2.75 mm circular needles, 24 in / 60 cm long for the neckband and at least 32 in / 80 cm long for the hem (and cuffs if using magic loop); DPNs or small circumference circular needles for the cuffs if not using magic loop

Main: US 3 / 3.25 mm circular needles, 24 in / 60 cm long for upper yoke and at least 32 in / 80 cm long for the body (and sleeves if using magic loop); DPNs or small circumference circular needles for the sleeves if not using magic loop

NOTIONS

3 markers including one unique BOR, darning needle, scrap yarn for holding sleeve stitches

YARN AND YARDAGE

Ritual Dyes Maiden, 2-ply twist fingering weight blend of 80% superwash Merino and 20% nylon, 100g / 400 yds / 365 m per skein

Or ANY FINGERING WEIGHT yarn with which you can obtain gauge

Yardage includes a 10% buffer.

Every 1 in / 2.5 cm added to the body uses 36 (41, 45, 49, 53, 58) (62, 66, 69, 75) yards / 33 (38, 42, 45, 49, 54) (57, 61, 64, 69) meters

MC: Holy Basil, light purple: 1166 (1360, 1470, 1612, 1829, 2079) (2216, 2370, 2512, 2743) yards / 1067 (1244, 1345, 1475, 1673, 1902) (2027, 2168, 2297, 2509) meters / 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins of Ritual Dyes Maiden

CC1: Sugar Maple, brown: 35 (41, 44, 48, 55, 62) (66, 71, 75, 82) yards / 33 (38, 41, 44, 51, 57) (61, 65, 69, 75) meters / 1 skein of Ritual Dyes Maiden

CC2: Virgo, light green: 111 (130, 141, 154, 175, 199) (212, 227, 241, 263) yards / 102 (119, 129, 141, 161, 182) (194, 208, 221, 241) meters / 1 skein of Ritual Dyes Maiden

CC3: Green Tourmaline, dark green: 111 (130, 141, 154, 175, 199) (212, 227, 241, 263) yards / 102 (119, 129, 141, 161, 182) (194, 208, 221, 241) meters / 1 skein of Ritual Dyes Maiden