Roses and Pomegranates
Roses for love, pomegranates for life. Spring can be cold, so be sure to bundle up in a sweater that speaks of spring while warming for winter. Then keep wearing it all year long. Norwegians have worn sweaters featuring in a rose pattern allover since the mid 19th century. Iíve kept the old feel, with a pattern that can be made in the traditional short length and tight fit shown (size X-Small), or make a longer relaxed fit to suit more modern sensibilities.
Roses is worked in the round from the hem up, in a mathematically-balanced design that knits quickly and cleanly. Sleeves are knit separately and sewn in, Norwegian style. I love this shade of mallard blue; feel free to choose a color that makes your heart sing.
37.5(44, 50, 56)" under arms, 20(21, 22, 23)" hem to shoulder as shown
33st/34row = 4"/10cm over STRANDED stockinette
Rauma Finullgarn (100% wool, 50 g, 175m)
#401 White (MC) 6(8, 9, 10) skeins
#438 Blue (CC) 5(7, 7, 9) skeins
Any fingering weight yarn in two colors will work fine.
Intermediate knitting. Knit, purl, YO, K2Tog, SSK, Make 1, and especially stranded knitting, which is easier than it looks. Yes, there's a steek.