A Thousand and One Suns


Description

When the weather gets colder and the Sun has moved further away, you will find warmth by wrapping yourself in this sweater crafted by hand and with positive thoughts. The pattern is filled with nearly all of the possible signs and symbols the ancient Latvians had for the Sun.

Latvian ancestors lived according to the rhythms of the Sun, making the Sun one of the most important signs in ancient writing. The Sun is a symbol of life, warmth and eternal movement, without which there would be no life. It protects and blesses the family and is the voice of harmony.

The sign of the Sun sign, embedded or woven into clothing, was and still is recommended for self-confidence, protection, luck, good mood, encouragement and optimism. This magical sweater will make its wearers feel special because the embedded sun patterns will warm the body and the soul.

Finished bust circumference:

  • 84.5 (95.5, 106.5, 115.5, 124.5, 133.5, 144.5, 153.5) cm
  • 33¾ (38¼, 42½, 46¼, 49¾, 53½, 57¾, 61½)”

Designed to be worn with 5-15 cm / 2-6” ease around the bust, to fit busts with circumference:

  • 70-80 (80-90, 90-100, 100-110, 110-120, 120-130, 130-140, 140-150) cm
  • 28-32 (32-36, 36-40, 40-44, 44-48, 48-52, 52-56, 56-60)“

Tag on social media with #athousandandonesuns

Note: The product sold here is a knitting pattern in a PDF format and not the finished sweater.

Price: $9.00

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Yardage

Main colour:

- 920 (1000, 1100, 1200, 1280, 1390, 1490, 1600) m

- 1000 (1090, 1200, 1310, 1400, 1520, 1630, 1740) yds

Contrasting colour:

- 180 (200, 240, 280, 310, 350, 390, 440) m

- 200 (220, 260, 300, 340, 380, 430, 480) yds

Yarn in sample

Yarns used in sample (size 2) are 5 skeins of Spincycle Yarns Nocturne in Thin Ice as main colour and 2 skeins of Spincycle Yarns Wilder in Light Gray as contrasting colour.

Yarn weight

Sport

Pattern Category

Sweater

Difficulty

Intermediate

Gauge

22 sts & 28 rows = 10 cm / 4”

Pattern for gauge

In colourwork in the round, blocked.

Notions

Stitch markers, row counter, stitch holders, tapestry needle.

Techniques used

Stranded colourwork, short rows, knitting in the round.

Notes

The sweater is worked seamlessly in the round from the top down. To avoid tension tightening when working colourwork, it is important to keep the floats on the wrong side of work somewhat loose.

Errata

Change to larger needles just before the first increase round

Video

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