I would like to share a new design called Flakes by Eri Shimizu with you.
The inspiration for Eri's gorgeous design was snow flakes and Eri has used the super soft and gorgeous Kokon Bleu Kidsilk Mohair to recreate the lightness and airiness of snow flakes for this design.
Eri combines all three kidsilk shades in the one garment. Eri's version of the main body is made up of Kokon Bleu Kidsilk Speckle, the yoke uses Kokon Bleu Kidisilk Mohair Tie Dye and the rib of the cuff and hem use Kokon Bleu kidsilk mohair semi solid.
Sizes : XS ( S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Finished Bust : 95.5 (103, 113.5, 124.5, 136.5, 146.5) cms / 37.5 (40 1/2, 44 3/4, 49, 53 3/4, 57 1/2)" - suggested ease 10-25cms / 4-9 3/4" of positive ease. Eri is wearing an XS with 20.5cm / 5 1/2" positive ease.
Yarn Requirements :
XS, S, M
1 x Kokon Bleu 50g skein Kidsilk Mohair Tie Dye - for the Yolk 1 x Kokon Bleu 50g skein Kidsilk Mohair Semi Solid for the cuff and the hem 2 x Kokon Bleu 50g skein Kidsilk Mohair Speckle for the main body
L, XL, 2 XL
1 x Kokon Bleu 50g skein Kidsilk Mohair Tie Dye - for the Yolk 1 x Kokon Bleu 50g skein Kidsilk Mohair Semi Solid for the cuff and the hem 3 x Kokon Bleu 50g skein Kidsilk Mohair Speckle for the main body
Needles Size : 3.5mm / US 4 - 60cm or longer. Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.
Gauge (after blocking) : 22 stitches x 36 rnds = 10cm / 4" in St st
Notions : Stitch holder or waste yarn, stitch markers x 3, tapestry needle
Note : Eri describes her Flakes Pattern as "a seamless top down sweater with multiple colours. Beginning from the neck, the yoke is knitted in the round until the underarm. After the sleeves are divided from the body and held on waste yarn or stitch holders, the body is worked in the round. The sleeves are then knitted down to the cuff in the round".
Please click the link below to take you directly to the Flakes on Ravelry where you can purchase the pattern. (If you do not have Ravelry please let me know so you can purchase a hard copy and pdf copy of the pattern through the online store)