Humulus (the botanical name for hops) is a lovely sweater that celebrates the elegant hop flower, its flavors and its decorative qualities. The plant is described variously as zesty, piney, earthy and floral. This sweater encompasses all of these with its delicate colorwork pattern knitted in a warm and slightly rustic yarn. It is like being wrapped in a hug
Humulus is worked seamlessly from the top down. First some Short Rows are worked back and forth to create a higher back neck and then the round- yoke is worked top down to sleeve separation. Some last short-rows are worked to finish the yoke shaping right before sleeve stitches are placed on hold, then the body is worked in rounds down to the hem. Sleeves are worked top down to the cuffs last.
Finished Measurements: Bust circumference: 37.25 (40.5, 42, 45.25, 48, 52, 56)“ [93 (101, 105, 113, 120, 130, 140)cm]
Yarn:1094 - 1783 yards (1000 - 1630 meters) of a worsted weight yarn
Needles and Notions:
- US 5 [3.75mm] 16” [40cm] and 32” [80cm] circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for neck, body and sleeve ribbing.
- US 6 [4mm] 24” [60cm] and 32” [80cm] circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body and sleeves.
- Stitch holders or waste yarn, stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking tools
Gauge: 20 stitches x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in stockinette stitch on larger needle after blocking. Due to variance between knitters, color work should be swatched to determine whether to go up or down a needle size to keep gauge consistent.