Worked all in one piece in Feliz, Azalea features bottom-up construction, simple details and a silhouette and drape perfect for spring layering. The hem features a garter-stitch band of diamond eyelets, with the garter detail mirrored at the neckline as well. Some short rows are used to create the gentle shoulder slope, providing a flattering drape that follows the body’s natural curve. The simplicity of the construction allows for easy length alterations and you can choose to wear it with more or less ease depending on your desired fit.
Finished Bust Circumference: 37¾ (43¾, 46½, 52¼) (55¼, 61, 64, 67)”
Length: 19¾ (20¼, 20¾, 21½) (22, 22½, 22¾, 23¼)”
Sweater shown measures 43¾”.
Note: This garment has an oversized fit and is intended to be worn with 8” to 11” of positive ease; for a more fitted silhouette, choose a size with 4” to 7” of positive ease.
Manos del Uruguay FELIZ (70% superwash merino, 30% modal; approx. 350 yds/100 g): 3 (4, 4, 5) (5, 5, 6, 6) sks.
Shown in Z2127 Copper
US 6/4mm 32” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 5/3.75mm 32” circular needle and double-pointed needles
Stitch holders or waste yarn
22 sts and 34 rows/rnds = 4”/10cm in St st using larger needles, after blocking.
The lower body is worked in the round to the underarms, then divided for working the upper back and front separately, using short rows to shape the shoulders which are then joined with a three needle bind-off. Stitches for the armhole edgings are picked up around the armhole openings and worked in the round.
When working the armhole edging in the round you may use a longer circular needle and the magic loop technique instead of double-pointed needles.