« Drawing sweater » by Tomomi Yoshimoto

How beautiful it is! Japanese designer Tomomi Yoshimotov @shimashima428 has just released “Drawing sweater”, a sweater like a bouquet of flowers full of poetry knitted in Ulysse ” sel” on a gradient background from the deep blue of “baleine bleue” to the soft blue of “l’heure bleue.”

The pattern is knitted seamlessly from the neckline with increases distributed on both sides of a line that meanders discreetly between the flowers. It was created from a design and the fact that the pattern does not repeat gives it a modernity and a really special charm!

To achieve this random design look, the pattern is detailed in different diagrams for each of the two sizes offered. Because the pattern can be worn with varying degrees of ease across the chest and the sleeves have a generous fit, these two sizes will fit a relatively wide range of body types.

The stranded color work is always done on two colors which simplifies the management of the yarns to be alternated and limits the overthickness.
However, the large areas of contrasting colors, so quite long float to catch, and require special care in crossing the yarns on the reverse side and in tensioning the yarn.

The different techniques encountered are detailed with the help of tutorials and with patience and attention, this project will be suitable for an average to experienced knitter.

Pattern : “Drawing sweater” de Tomomi Yoshimoto, available in English, Japanese and Korean on  Ravelry in 3 sizes

Yarn : De Rerum Natura « Ulysse », shown here in “l’heure bleue” for the main color (4 to 5 balls) and “sel” (2 to 3 balls) and “baleine bleue” (1 ball) for the contrasting colors.

Here are some ideas for gradients or more contrasting combinations in the Ulysse palette that may give you ideas for knitting your own!

Thank you @shimashima428 for this pattern which we make us so happy!

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