After Shelley finished knitting her first "Ranunculus", she immediately had to cast on her second after seeing and petting La Bien Aimée's Merino Bouclé in the dyed-just-for-us colorway "There Goes My Yarn Diet." The soft and textured yarn provides a flowing and airy garment that is perfect for year-round wear.
The pattern by Midori Hirose @midori_hirose_knit is knit top-down with lace and textured stitches designed to look like wearing layers of necklace. And then there are choices...
You can choose from smaller or wider neckline...
Short sleeves or long puff sleeves with/without diagonal cuff line...
Cropped length or longer.
The pattern is available on Ravelry and uses size US10 (6mm) needles for the body and US8 (5mm) for hem ribbing.
Finished bust circumference: 117 (123, 129, 134) (140, 146, 151)(157, 166, 174, 180) cm / 46 (48.5, 50.75, 52.75)(55, 57.5, 59.5)(61.75, 65.25, 68.5, 70.75) inches,
For the long-sleeved version you will need 3 (3, 3, 3)(4, 4, 4)(4, 5, 5) skeins of Merino Bouclé.
For the short-sleeved version, you will need 2 (2, 2, 3)(3, 3, 3)(3, 4, 4, 4) skeins of Merino Bouclé.
P.S. Shelley added a touch of edging around the hem and neckline, plus a few rows of sleeve ribbing, using one skein of Loops Luxe Chunky in Light Grey!Fiber: 100% Merino
Weight/Length: 50 grams, 218 yds (200m)
Gauge Designation: While this yarn has the yardage of a fingering-weight yarn (28 - 30 sts / 10cm), La Bien Aimée say that it works up like a DK-weight yarn (20-22 sts / 10cm) and recommends using it with 5mm needles.
Care: Hand wash gently, lay flat to dry.