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.