The book isn't just about cardigans and pullovers as next up, we have a dress called Calm.

What: Calm / Own pattern
How: Circular needles 2.75 and 3.0 mm
From: Aara Liina, 314 g

Calm is a relaxed and chic dress that gets its name from the lotus flowers adorning the yoke and hem.

The dress is worked seamlessly top-down. It has a round yoke and contrary to many other colorwork yokes out there, here the colorwork is a narrow stripe going round the yoke.

The lotus flowers of the yoke are repeated on the hem, after which the colors change places and the rest of the hem is worked with the dark contrast color.

The dress has 3/4 length sleeves and waist shaping. The waist decreases are worked on the sides from the underarm to the waist and the hip increases are worked evenly around the hem.

I chose Aara Liina for this design which is a lovely blend of alpaca, silk and linen. The linen especially makes this a wonderfully light summer dress.

You can find all the info on the design below. Some of the photos were taken by Laine for the book and some we snapped ourselves at one of my favorite swamps, Tunturiaapa at Pyhä fell.


XXS-XS-S-M1 [M2-L1-L2-XL] 2XL-3XL-4XL-5XL

This dress is meant to be worn with positive ease. Choose a size with approx. 3.5’’ / 9 cm positive ease at bust circumference.

Finished measurements

Bust circumference: 34.25-35.75-37.75-40.75 [42.25-43.75-47-49.75] 54.25-57.75-61.5-68.25’’ / 85.5-89-94.5-102 [105.5-109-117.5-124.5] 135.5-144.5-153.5-171 cm


Aara Liina (50% alpaca, 25% linen, 25% silk, 400 m / 100 g), or other fingering weight yarn. Shown in colors Koru (MC) and Jalo (CC).

3-3-3-3 [4-4-4-4] 4-5-5-6 skeins of MC and 1 skein of CC.


MC: 1020-1080-1185-1250 [1320-1400-1490-1570] 1740-1825-1950-2240 yds / 935-990-1085-1150 [1210-1285-1365-1440] 1595-1675-1785-2055 m,

CC: 235-250-270-280 [290-300-320-335] 360-375-385-435 yds / 215-230-245-260 [265-275-295-305] 330-345-355-395 m.


US 2 (2.75 mm) and US 2½ (3.0 mm) - 40’’ / 100 cm long circular needles and dpns in the bigger size if you prefer to work the sleeves with them. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the right gauge.


22 sts x 34 rnds = 4x4’’ / 10x10 cm in stockinette stitch and color work worked in the round on the bigger needles (after blocking).


4 stitch markers, tapestry needle.

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