Coriander is a sweater with a simple shape but with some color and texural flair! It uses Sesame, a variegated and tweeded yarn, and at the waist and below, two colors are used in a slip-stitch pattern for extra interest. It is knit in the round from the bottom up, beginning with rib and then moving into the two-color slip-stitch pattern worked from a chart. From the waist up, it is simple stockinette. The sleeves are knit in the round with the caps finished with back-and-forth rows. Short rows shape the shoulders. Stitches are picked up at the neck and worked in rib for the collar. Coriander was designed for a relaxed fit, worn with 2-4" of ease. The finished chest measurements are 35.25 (38.5, 41.5, 44.75, 48, 51.25, 54.5, 57.5, 62.5)" with lengths of 23.75 (24, 24.25, 24.5, 25, 25.25, 25.5, 25.75, 26)". The sweater can be machine washed in a mesh bag and dried flat. Berroco rates this Amy Christoffers design as for intermediate skill level.
Sesame has a lot going on! It has a long color repeat that creates blended bands of color. It also has tweedy flecks for even more visual texture. It combines wool, acrylic, cotton, and nylon into a blend that can see you through three seasons. It is a worsted weight yarn and is knit in this project at 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 29" circular needle in US size 6 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)If you adjusted the needle size above to get gauge, adjust the following needles accordingly
- 29" circular needle in US size 4
- 16" circular needle in US size 4
- double pointed needles in US size 6
- double pointed needles in US size 4
- 2 stitch markers
- waste yarn to hold stitches
- tapestry needle
Coriander is shown in main color 7417 Lotus with accent color 7411 Breeze. If you would like your sweater to be in this color, simply order the kit above using the pull-down menu to select the size. If you would like to pick your own color, see our Sesame page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choice in the box above.