Sarcactus is a gorgeous top-down circular yoke pullover with beautiful colorwork on the yoke, hem and cuffs. The colorwork pattern is inspired by the flora and textiles of north-western Argentina, a region dear to the designer, and combines a central cactus motif with geometric details. Short-rows at the back of the neck as well as length options for the body and sleeves ensure a great fit. The neckline, cuffs and hem are worked in the contrasting color, which creates a beautiful transition to and from the colorwork sections.
Where to get it
This listing is for the single PDF pattern. You'll get an email with a download link immediately after purchase.
If you're interested in the pattern in print form, check out Issue 4 - that's where it first got published!
This single-flock yarn is 100% lambswool, spun from the wool from the lambs' first shearing, and hand-ddyed about 50 miles from where the sheep were raised.
It's woollen-spun which means it's delightfully light and airy, yet warm and cozy. Marina dyes a stunning range of jewel tones and bright pops of color that are wonderful combined with their undyed creamy white and heathered grey siblings.
"Sunny" colors are dyed on the creamy white based while "cloudy" colorways are dyed on grey.
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Finished bust circumference: 88 (100, 106, 112, 124, 130, 136, 148) cm / 35.25 (40, 42.5, 44.75, 49.5, 52, 54, 59.25)” - recommended to be worn with 10-14 cm / 4-5.5” of positive ease at the bust.
Marina Skua Mendip DK (100% British lambswool; 120 metres / 131 yards per 50 g)
Sample shown is knit in colourway Sheep (MC) and Night (CC). Lena wears a size 7 with 13 cm / 5” positive ease and the shorter sleeve version.
4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 60 cm / 24” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 60 cm / 24” (or 2 sizes smaller than main needle)
You will also need needles in the above sizes in your preferred format for working small circumferences.
20 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking)
21 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in colourwork, on larger needle, after blocking)