The Verbena sweater is inspired by the magical beauty of flowers found in our everyday lives. On a road trip, you might look out of the window and see wildflowers swaying in the breeze on the side of the highway. When you’re out running errands, you might suddenly find petals on your shoulders from blossoms falling off tree branches in the parking lot. These little bits of beauty from flowers provide an escape from the mundane moments of our daily lives and can transport you into a fantastic daydream. As you knit the Verbena sweater, you will work your way through a journey of structured cable patterns and methodical raglan shaping, and then when everything is complete, you’ll reach the embroidery, where you can enter your daydream and let your imagination run wild with floral patterns and colorful stitches.
SIZES Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) Shown in Small Size with approx. 2” of positive ease.
MATERIALS Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Superwash (100% superwash wool; 100g/284 yds) 834 Cream (A) – 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins 815 Teal Viper (B) – 1 ball (all sizes) 852 Bashful (C) – 1 ball (all sizes) Needle: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) straight (or your preferred needle for knitting flat) or size needed to obtain gauge US Size 6 (4 mm) straight (or your preferred needle for knitting flat) and 16” circular (for neck edging) Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle (for seaming and embroidery), cable needle (cn)
GAUGE 20 sts x 26 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch (St st) with larger ndl Save time, check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES This sweater is knit flat in pieces and seamed. A cable panel is worked on the front and back of the piece, and the embroidery is worked by hand after finishing. Charts are provided for the cable panels, and an illustrative schematic and stitch instructions are provided for the embroidery.