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Fatherland is a tribute to my beloved homeland Ukraine, as well as a way to commemorate my father’s life, and where he now lay in peace. It was inspired by flower crowns worn as a part of the Ukrainian traditional costume.
The sweater is knit from the top down, which means you can try it on as you knit to fit your unique style. It’s knit seamlessly and in the round, with colorwork adorning the yoke and bottoms of sleeves. The sweater is cropped, but easily adjustable (just remembered you’ll need a bit more yarn). Choose colors with great contrast to really make the motif pop!

1,2,3, (4,5,6), 7.
Finished bust circumference: 33,38.75,43.7, (50,56.6,63), 70 in.
Finished upper sleeve circumference: 11,12.6,14.6, (16.9,19.3,21.5), 24 in.
Finished body length (underarm to hem bind off edge): 10 in.
Finished sleeve length: 18.25 in.
Suggested fit is 4-8 in. positive ease

Yarn: Fingering weight

Designed with Woolberry Fiber Co. Berry Cormo

Sample made with colors: Puget Sound (MC), Spiced Pumpkin (CC)
MC: 1120,1250,1380, (1510,1640,1770), 1900 yards
CC: 200,260,310, (370,430,490), 550 yards
Needles: US2 and US4 circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Tools: stitch marker, tapestry needle, scrap yarn
Gauge: 26 sts and 32 rows - worked in the round on larger gauge needles, in stockinette and measured after blocking


  • You will receive a PDF file knitting pattern.

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