Antique Flora is designed with a cozy, mock-turtleneck (or crewneck) collar and a seamless top-down yoke featuring a vintage damask-inspired faded marled colorwork motif which extends past the sleeve split into the body of the sweater.
The stunning colorwork motif also extends onto the long sleeves, concluding just before the elbow, sleeves and sweater body are finished with optional shaping, classic stockinette and 3x1 ribbed cuffs & hem.
Antique Flora is knit with DK-weight yarn for the MC and two strands of fingering weight yarn marled together to create a gentle 5-color fade for the CC.
Marling and fading: Antique Flora’s faded motif is achieved by holding two strands of fingering weight together for the CC aka marling. While we used 5 colors marled (holding two different colors of sock yarn together to "marl" or blend), one can easily use fewer or more colors from stash depending on available yardage.
The pattern includes precise row-by-row fade instructions so you can easily knit the custom fade of your dreams!