Welcome to “Diskan” our spring pattern for Robinson

Some of you had seen it last year when I presented Robinson and it took its time to reach you. I’m even happier to be able to share with you today the release of “Diskan“!

“Diskan”, which means ” chorus ” in Breton, is a light and cosy mid-season jumper made up of a succession of textured patterns that repeat like a soft and slightly obsessive song. The patterns are made up solely of purl and knit stitches and give rhythm to the work while being easy to remember and quick to knit (especially as once you’ve started a section of pattern, you really want to see it finished before you let go of your knitting).

I started designing this jumper last year with the first colour I received from Robinson, our yarn which is a mix of Arles merino and recycled cotton. I was looking for a pattern that would highlight its slightly irregular texture and take advantage of the comfortable, cosy feel of this cool, relaxed yarn. My experiments with textured stitches, neither too complex nor too simple, convinced me that they were made to get along and I wanted to make them respond to each other like a chorus…

It is knitted seamlessly from the neckline top down with a rounded yoke. The neckline is drawn with short rows and the increases are placed between the series of patterns until the bodies and sleeves are separated. Each pattern is both written and charted so that no one gets lost. For the sleeve decreases, there is a diagram for each size that will guide you smoothly to the wrist.

This pattern has been tested by a great team of French and English knitters who have made some very nice versions and explored Robinson’s palette. They agreed that the pattern was easy to intermediate and required a little more experience for those who would choose to change the height of the yoke as you need to be able to navigate the diagrams a bit to get back on your feet 🙂

Céline has knitted her Diskan in the pretty powdery pink “barbe à papa (means “candyfloss”)”.

PATTERN: “Diskan” by Solenn Couix-Loarer, available in French and English on our website and on Ravelry

SIZES: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)

to fit chest circumference 75 to 85 (81 to 91, 87 to 97, 93 to 103, 99 to 109) (111 to 121, 123 to 133, 135 to 145, 147 to 157) cm / 29.5 to 33.5 (31.75 to 35.75, 34.25 to 38.25, 36.5 to 40.5, 39 to 43) (43.75 to 47.5, 48.5 to 52.75, 53 to 57, 57.75 to 61.75)’’ with approx. 5 to 15 cm / 2 to 6’’ of positive ease.

Finished chest circumference: 90 (96, 102, 108, 114) (126, 138, 150, 162) cm / 35.5 (37.75, 40, 42.5, 44.75) (49.5, 54.25, 59, 63.75)’’

Armhole circumference of finished jumper: 28 (30, 31, 32, 34) (36, 38, 42, 46) cm / 11 (11.75, 12.25, 12.5, 13.75) ( 14.25, 15, 16.5, 18)“

YARN: 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) (6, 6, 7, 7) balls of De Rerum Natura Robinson (70% Organic merino d’Arles (France) and 30% recycled cotton, including 2% of others recycled fibres (France), 250 m / 270 yards / 100g)

Sample shown is size 3, in color “azur” and “barbe à papa”, worn with 5 cm / 2’’ of positive ease.

I hope you enjoy this pattern and that those of you who do will have a great time knitting and wearing it!

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