End of Summer Quickie KAL: Ranunculus
I’ve been wanting to put together one last KAL of the summer, and when we received a shipment of BC Garn Tussah Tweed recently, I decided that Ranunculus would be the perfect project! This will be the last KAL before the fall season.
The pattern comes with modifications and is designed to in such a way that it can be used with pretty much any yarn. It can be a light and quick summer top, or a warm and cozy oversize sweater for those cooler nights. It’s up to you! This pattern has taken Ravelry by storm with over 6000 projects in endless yarn combinations.
Photo knit with worsted weight yarn.
Ranunculus is a top-down round yoke pullover with lace and textured stitches. The round yoke has ample depth and finished pullover has cropped length so that you can lay it over dresses or high-waisted skirts and pants. If crops aren’t your style, it’s easy to adjust the fit of the body to your favorite length.
You can choose from
- smaller boat neckline or
- wider boat neckline
- short sleeves,
- long puff sleeves with diagonal cuff lineor
- long puff sleeves with normal cuff line.
The pattern is done in one size which has a circumference of 50”. It is meant to be worn with copious amounts of ease. The pattern also comes with mods which you can use to make yours up to a 65” circumference.
I’ve put up a collection on the website with all of my yarn picks here for your shopping convenience: https://needlesinthehay.ca/collections/ranunculus
You can purchase your pattern here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ranunculus-3
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Here’s the breakdown of my yarn picks! I’ve already cast on for short sleeves with Tussah Tweed. Cast on your project whenever it strikes your fancy. It should move quickly since the project uses 400-560m of yarn and 6mm needles!
Photo knit with Tussah Tweed.
Summery and breezy
These options are open, gauzy, and light as a feather. These yarns have a lot of mileage making it a little more affordable to splash out on something luxurious.
Tussah Tweed (2 / 3 skeins)
Baby Yak Silk (4 / 5 skeins)
Meadow (1 / 2 skeins)
June Cashmere Lace (2 skeins)
Add a strand of mohair for a bit of extra fun and fluff. 50 Mohair shades offers many fantastic colour options. https://needlesinthehay.ca/products/50-mohair-shades
A little bit more substance, but still on the cooler side
Upping the yarn size will make the fabric a more dense if you’re not a fan of the open look. It’ll also increase the size of the garment!
Malabrigo Mora (2 / 3 skeins)
Mojave (3 / 4 skeins)
Sami (3/4 skeins)
Dapple (3 / 4 skeins)
Luma ( 4 /5 skeins)
If you’re thinking you’d like to go for a nice oversize cozy winter sweater to cuddle up in instead, here are some woollier picks!
Cumbria (2 / 3 skeins)
Tibetan Cloud (2 skeins)
Lore ( 2 / 3 skeins)
Acadia ( 4 / 5 skeins)