Everything's Coming Up Roses

Next up is a most romantic sweater.

What: Everything's Coming Up Roses / Own pattern
How: Circular needles 3.25 and 3.5 mm
From: La Bien Aimée Merino Singles, 422 g

This is a relaxed, loose sweater with a stunning, romantic rose pattern on the hem. The sweater is worked seamlessly top-down (and so are all the designs in Strands of Joy).

The design has long raglan sleeves, a V-neck and A-line shape for the body.

My favorite thing is that the hem is longer at the back. The hem is shaped longer in the back with short rows just before the colorwork.

This sweater is a really engaging project because there's something interesting happening all the time. First, the raglan and neckline increases, then hem increases, short rows, and finally the best part: the colorwork.

I have a long back but this is tunic-length in case your back is shorter. The pattern comes with instructions on how to make it shorter.

And the book comes with a matching hat pattern, Incandescent, that you can find a couple posts further.

All the info on the design can be found below. Some of the photos were taken by Laine for the book and some we snapped ourselves.


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

This sweater is meant to be worn with positive ease. Choose a size with approx. 4’’ / 10 cm positive ease at bust circumference.

Finished measurements

Bust circumference: 34.5-37-38.75-41.25 [42.5-45-47.5-50.5] 55.5-58.5-62.25-67.75’’ / 86-92.5-97-103 [106-112.5-118.5-126] 138.5-146-155.5-169 cm


La Bien Aimée Merino Singles (100% SW merino, single ply, 366 m / 100 g), or other fingering weight yarn. Shown in colors Loam (MC) and Ballet (CC).

4-4-4-4 [5-5-5-5] 6-6-7-7 skeins of MC, 1 skein of CC.


MC: 1325-1445-1470-1575 [1650-1740-1825-1960] 2155-2280-2505-2665 yrds / 1210-1320-1345-1440 [1510-1590-1670-1795] 1970-2085-2290-2440 m,

CC: 170-190-190-205 [205-225-225-240] 260-275-295-310 yrds / 160-175-175-190 [190-205-205-220] 235-250-270-285 m.


US 3 (3.25 mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm) - 40’’ / 100 cm long circular needles and dpns in the smaller size if you prefer to work the sleeves with them. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the right gauge.


26 sts x 36 rnds = 4x4’’ / 10x10 cm in colorwork, worked in the round on the bigger needles (after blocking).

26 sts x 38 rnds = 4x4’’ / 10x10 cm in stockinette stitch worked in the round on the smaller needles (after blocking).


4 stitch markers, tapestry needle.

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