Spring is slowly coming to an end and summer is entering the stage here in Germany. Although we have low temperatures and rainy days, the appearance of the gardens changes from spring to summer. Roses are starting to open their buds and are exhaling their dazing fragrance.
I love this time of year and I’m longingly waiting for higher temperatures, which we will hopefully expect in June and July. Sitting outside in the garden on warm summer evenings and nights is one of my favourite dissipation.
I have knitted a sweater in Rowan Summerlite 4ply for this occasion. It is soft and light, great for spending time outside, without feeling chilly, but comfy.
In this design I have used three main components:
- Saddle shoulders
For the stripes I have used 5 shades of Rowan Summerlite 4ply and the following stripe sequence
- 12 rows in shade A
- 2 rows in shade B
- 8 rows in shade C
- 2 rows in shade D
- 6 rows in shade E
- 4 rows in shade A
- and so on
Because the stripe sequence is formed of 6 parts the colours changed every 34 rows, forming the stripes.
To add some more interest the colours on the body flows from light to dark shades, whereas the colours on the sleeves flows from dark to light shades.
Texture is added to the garment using a slip stitch pattern, which is producing a vertical zig-zag appearance.
And at last I have chosen a saddle shoulder construction for the sweater at all.
Here are some more pics from this design, which were made at the Fuchsienmarkt (fuchsia market) in Wemding, Bavaria.
Wemding in Bavaria is the city of fuchsia. Every year in May there is a market showing fuchsias and herbs.
In 1501 Leonhard von Fuchs was born in this city. The flower fuchsia was named after him.
This plaque is on his birth house in the center of Wemding.
Here is born
Leonh. v. Fuchs
famous physician and botanist.
The fuchsia was named after him.
11 thoughts on “3rd of my spring knits ~ Rowan Summerlite 4ply”
Thank you. I have been to Wemding but did not know about the fuchsias.
Fabulous pics Konrad, I think this sweater is one of my favourites!
Great post Konrad and now I want to try the Summerlite 🙂
Tina it is totally soft, best 4ply cotton I knit with ever!
What a lovely market. I did not know the origin of the fuschia name, thipanks for this fun history lesson. Your sweater is perfect for summer and looks so nice to wear. Bravo !
Great post Konrad. Love the saddle shoulders, the beard, and the hat! The beard is very good – makes you even more handsome.
Love this sweater! Perfect complement for your jeans and jacket, too.
I am liking that sweater. Also enjoyed photos of flowers and the market.
Wow Konrad I love this one! And thank you for sharing the lovely photos of the garden. I would love to experiment with that stitch it is very interesting. Can you post an explanation? Is it a seed stitch separated by slip stitch on WS row?
here is the written pattern for this garment. It is a 2 row pattern. Change colours on an odd row!
Cast on a number of sts divisible by 4 + 1 st.
Row 1 (RS): K1, *sl 1 wyab, P1, s1 wyab, K1, rep from * to end.
Row 2 (WS): P1, *K1, sl 1 wyaf, K1, P1, rep from * to end.
This two rows form the pattern.
sl 1wyab = slip next stitch as if to purl with yarn at back.
sl 1wyaf = slip next stitch as if to purl with yarn at front.
Have a nice day!
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