The inspiration for this five-piece collection designed by michiyo comes from the yarn itself—the world’s most inspiring and beautiful Meadows. Hikari or ‘light’ in Japanese is a perfect name for the collection as it represents the lightness of the yarn and the lovely fabric it creates.
This design reminds michiyo of the way tree nuts grow between leaves on trees. The Japanese word for trees nuts is Kinomi. The pattern is written for two lengths. The images show the shorter version, whilst the longer version is designed to cover the hip. Kinomi is worked in pieces separately from the bottom up. The neck band is made in two pieces in a contrasting colour with the ends grafted and then sewn onto the body. Ribbing is added to the armholes and the piece is finishing with light steaming. This is a very easy pattern with minimal shaping.
Finished bust: 115 (124, 133, 142.5) cm 45¼ (48¾, 52¼, 56) in
Short length: 53.5 (54.5, 56, 57.5) cm 21 (21½, 22, 22½) in
Long length: 71.5 (72, 76.5, 78) cm 28 (28¼, 30, 30¾) in
Centre back neck to cuff: 35 (37, 39, 41.5) cm 13¾ (14½, 15¼, 16¼) in
Hem circumference: 152.5 (163.5, 174.5, 185) cm 60 (64¼, 68¾, 72¾) in
The colorways of the sample garment is Larkspur for MC and Pennyroyal for CC (Tommy Martin Photo) and Bedstraw for MC and Queen Annes Lace for CC(roko photo)