PAPARDE SWONCHO


Designer: Kelsey Stephens (Primrose Yarn Co.)
From the designer:
“Paparde” is Latvian for “fern”. I found myself, inspired, by the seasonal changes from Winter into Spring, and the botanical life that “springs” up as the climate here on the East Coast, becomes warmer. As I began charting out the yoke design of this swoncho, I couldn’t help but notice how the shift of seasons was quickly influencing the design of this pattern. It is a beautiful marriage of geometric and symmetrical shapes, with a very organic and free flowing floral pattern.

SIZES: 1 ( 2, 3 , 4 )
Bust Size: 30-34 ( 39- 42, 47-52, 57-64 )” // 76.2-86.36 ( 99-106.68, 119.38-132, 144.78-162.56 ) cm
Blocked Size: 60 ( 66.5, 73, 80 )” // 152.4 ( 168.91, 185.42, 203.2 ) cm Recommended ease is 16-28” // 40.64-71.12 cm; sample is shown in Size 2on a 39” bust

Yarn:
(MC)- ROAN Sport: 4 (5, 6, 7) skeins
(CC)- Homestead Sport: 3 (3, 3, 4) skeins

MC: Roan Sport ( 100g | 325 yards / 297 m | 60% American Superwash Merino / 40% Domestic Non Superwash Merino); 4 ( 5, 6, 7 ) skeins
CC: Homestead Sport ( ~72g | 250 yards / 228 m | 100% American Superwash Merino); 3 ( 3, 3, 4 ) skeins
Sample shown in- MC: “Onyx” | CC: “Hipster”

NEEDLES:
Main Fabric: US 4 / 3.5 mm - 32” / 80 cm to 40” / 100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop, 9“ circular, or DPNs)
Ribbing & Collar: US 3 / 3.25 mm - 32”/ 80 sm to 40”/ 100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop, 9” circular or DPNs)
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge)