This pattern is a part of Issue 45 of Pom Pom Quarterly.
“Sunny days are typically associated with summer and we couldn’t wait to celebrate the brightest season for our newest issue. Aside from being an illuminating and energising guest, the stronger sun is also the reason that the warmer months are the time when so many fruits and berries come into season.
Pom Pom Quarterly 45 features all manner of warm-weather makes, both crochet and knit, each one a celebration of fruit, and of what is possible with yarn and a hook or some needles.“
Guayaba is worked almost completely seamlessly from the top down. Front stitches are cast on using a provisional cast-on method and, after shoulder and neckline shaping, joined and worked straight down to the underarm. Stitches for the back are picked up along the front shoulders and cast on for the back neck. After shoulder shaping, back is worked straight down to the underarm. Shoulders are shaped using German short rows. Back and front are joined together and continued straight in one piece down to the hem. Sleeve stitches are picked up around the armholes. Hem and sleeve scallops are shaped using German short rows. Neckline stitches are picked up around neck opening and finished with one row of purl stitches.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished chest (fullest point) circumference:
98 (104, 112.5, 121, 129.5, 138, 146, 157, 165) cm
38½ (41, 44¼, 47½, 51, 54¼, 57½, 61¾, 65)“ – to be worn with 12-20cm 4¾-8” positive ease.
Purl Soho Morning (DK-weight; 75% organically grown cotton, 25% yak; 175m 191yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Pink Lemonade; 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins OR approx: 480 (525, 580, 640, 700, 760, 825, 910, 995) m 525 (575, 635, 700, 766, 832, 903, 996, 1089) yds of light worsted or DK-weight yarn.
4mm US 6 circular needle, 80-100cm 32-40” length (depending on size worked) and needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
3.75mm US 5 needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round.
10 stitch markers
Scrap yarn or stitch holders
19 sts & 31 rows = 10cm 4” over St st on 4 mm needles after blocking.