Chokecherry Days

Brilliant red in summer, chokecherries darken to nearly black by harvest time, when their sweetness is at its peak. The lacy leaves and red color of this sweater evoke blissful days of summer, wiling away the time, waiting for the fruit to ripen to perfection before making autumn’s jams and syrups.

Basic stitches are set off with a parade of leaves all around. Sweater is knit in one piece from hem to armholes. Neckline is added after the shoulders have been seamed. Three-quarter length sleeves can be worked flat from the hem up, or in the round from the shoulder down—both options are included.

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Yarn: fingering weight; 750, 800, 850, 875 [925, 975, 1000, 1050] yards.
Model: Baah Yarn La Jolla in Burmese Ruby, finished size 41.75 in (106 cm); sleeves worked cuff up; 400 yards in 100 grams; 100% superwash merino. Model used 2 hanks of yarn; 6 grams (24 yards) remained.
Gauge: 20 sts and 25 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, blocked.
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) for gauge; same sizes of needles for sleeves: if sleeves knit in the round (optional), then DPNs or circular needles, length determined by preferred method of knitting in the round.
Finished size: 35.75, 37.75, 39.75, 41.75 [43.75, 45.75, 47.75, 49.75] in; 91, 96, 101, 106 [111, 116, 121.5, 126.5] cm
Bust size: 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) smaller than finished sweater.
Notions: At least 2 stitch markers (more if used between lace repeats), 2 stitch holders
Difficulty:
Intermediate

Skills: k2tog, ssk, s2-k1-p2sso, YO, m1l, m1r, and if working sleeves from the top down then also: short rows, knitting in the round, wrapped stitches
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.