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Laura Patterson

for Fiber Dreams   2011

FD-80 Elara

Jupiter’s eighth largest moon, Elara, is in the Himalia group, and may have originated as a piece of an asteroid that broke apart in a collision. In Greek Mythology, Elara was one of Zeus’ lovers. He hid Elara from his wife, Hera, deeply underground, where she gave birth to a giant named Tityas.

This simple v-neck cardigan is mostly stockinette stitch with cable details at the hems, bands, and pocket tops. Worked from the hem up in pieces, it’s then seamed, and the bands are knit on. Pockets are placed while knitting the fronts, and need to be tacked down as part of finishing. Though sweater is designed without buttons, they could easily be added, placing the buttonholes between cables on the button band.

The same size large sweater is shown on two different models: on the redhead there are 3 inches (7.6 cm) positive ease, and on the brunette there are 7 inches (17.8 cm) positive ease.

Himalia, a short-sleeved sweater, uses the same cable stitch in a completely different way.

Pattern Detail

  • stitch pattern charted
  • schematics included
  • sewing required
  • fall/winter
  • straight (flat)
  • pattern is written in seven sizes, ranging from a 35-inch to a 52-inch chest, including 3 inches positive ease.
  • digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size)
  • easy
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 5.5 mm
    • US 9
    • 17.0 st st
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