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Lanatus

Lanatus is the seventh design to Orchid from my new book, Evolution, a collection of 12 designs inspired by The Vintage Shetland Project.

About Lanatus:

Lanatus is a lightweight, drapey, cool and easy-to-wear sweater featuring a stunning Fair Isle yoke, in a monchrome colour palette.

This sweater is knitted from the top down with short rows worked at the back neck before sections of colour work motifs are worked around the yoke. Between each section increases are worked until the yoke is ready to be divided into the body and sleeves.

Lanatus is extremely versatile. Once the yoke has been worked options are available to knit a plain stocking stitch lower body or work the entire garment in stranded colour work motifs. Likewise the sleeves can also be plain or patterned to match. Working from the top down means the body length can be adjusted to suit the wearer but I have provided two length options for both the plain and the patterned versions, offering a shorter and a longer option for each.

To create the soft airy fabric I have used increasing needle sizes as Lanatus is worked; with the final lower body section worked on 2 needle sizes larger than the yoke. This creates a beautifully draping fabric and a soft hemline.

To achieve this, Lanatus is knitted in Fenella, 100% British wool, a yarn which thickness-wise sits between 2 ply laceweight and fingering weight yarns. The yarn creates beautiful stitch definition when creating colour work, but knitted on larger needles, it also produces knits with movement and lightness. Available in 28 shades, there are so very many versions and variations that can be made using Fenella and the Lanatus pattern. The yoke would equally look wonderful worked in a multi-coloured version such as in Paterson, from where the motifs originate.

Lanatus includes instructions for ten sizes between 28 inch (70cm) and 66 inch (167cm) chest.

 

Please note the patterns from the collection are not available to purchase separately.

 

Requirements

Susan CrawfordFenella, 100% British wool (125m/174yds per 25g skein)

Version 1 - all-over Fair Isle Body

Shorter Length

5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9) skeins, shade Sloe Gin

4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8) skeins, shade Balado

Longer Length

5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins, shade Sloe Gin

4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins, shade Balado

 

Version 2 - Plan Body

Shorter Length

6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins, shade Sloe Gin

2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins, shade Balado

Longer Length

6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins, shade Sloe Gin

2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins, shade Balado

Suggested needles:

Small needles: 2.75mm (US 2) circular needle (40cm in length) or DPNs

                            2.75mm (US 2) circular needle (80-100cm in length)

 

Large needles: Size A: 3mm (US 2/3) circular needle (60cm in length)

                            3mm (US 2/3) circular needle (80-100cm in length)

                            Size B:3.25mm (US 3) circular needle (40cm in length) or DPNs

    3.25mm (US 3) circular needle (80–100cm in length)

                            Size C: 3.5mm (US 4) circular needle (80-100cm in length)

                         

Notions:

Waste yarn or stitch holders

Stitch markers

 

Techniques:

Knitting in the round

Knitting top down

Short row shaping

Following a chart

Stranded Colourwork in the round

 

Yarn kits are also available offering a considerable discount on purchasing the yarn separately.

 




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