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!
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)
Sleeve length from underarm (shorter version): 47 cm / 18.5” – customisable
Sleeve length from underarm (longer version): 53 cm / 20.75” – customisable
Marina is based in the South-West of England and designs knitting patterns inspired by nature and design history, with a love of colourwork, texture, structural lines and botanical details. She loves to create interesting, comfortable items with a bit of whimsy that are both a joy to knit and to wear.