Celosia is a species of flowering annuals that are also, quite fittingly, known as “woolflowers”. This plant features an array of beautiful colors and flower structures, making it the perfect name for a woolly cardigan full of lovely details. From a textured stitch pattern that nods to another flower altogether, to bold colors, and crochet trim, you’ll enjoy every stitch of Celosia. This sweater has a retro vibe thanks to the polo collar, bell-shaped sleeves, and crochet edging along the hem and sleeve cuffs. It’s warm and cozy, perfect for layering on any crisp day outside.
SKILL Knitting + Crochet
SIZES Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) Shown in Small size with approx. 4” of positive ease.
MATERIALS Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Superwash (100% superwash wool; 100g/284 yds) 807 Ginseng (MC) (substitution suggestions: 808 Butter or 834 Cream) – 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) balls 851 Rhapsody (CC1) – 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls 803 Terra Cotta (CC2) – 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) ball(s) Needle: Needle A: US Size 5 (3.75 mm) 24-40” circular or size needed to obtain gauge Needle B: US Size 6 (4 mm) 32-40” circular or size needed to obtain gauge Needle C: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 32-40” circular or size needed to obtain gauge Hook: US Size G/6 (4 mm) Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) ¾ to 1” buttons (Note, buttons shown are Flower Stitchable Buttons by Katrinkles), spare US Size 5-6 (3.75-4 mm) circular needle (for three-needle and tubular bind-offs)
GAUGE 23 sts x 27 rows = 4” in Daisies patt with Ndl C 23 sts x 27 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch (St st) with Ndl B 26 sts x 29 rows = 4” in K1, P1 Rib with Ndl A Save time, check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES The body of this sweater is knit flat from the bottom up in one piece. The Front and Back are separated at the underarms. The sleeves are picked up from around the armhole opening and worked flat from the top down. Stitches for the collar and button bands are picked up and worked flat. Finally, a crochet edging is applied to the hem and sleeve cuffs.
When changing colors in the Daisies pattern, do not break yarn at each color change. Instead, carry the yarn up the side of the work and twist the strands of yarn around one another every color change, taking care not to twist too tightly. Note that when shaping the Right and Left Front Neck, you will need to break and rejoin MC, CC1, or CC2 instead of carrying the colors along the edge.