Gepard Kongming – balloon-sleeved sweater D
The knitting pattern Kongming is an oversize sweater in a easy lace pattern with balloon sleeves. It's a summery version of Montgolfier, but Kongming is worked on needles 5,5 mm for the ribbing and needle 7 mm for the lace pattern. Kongming is knitted in Puf, a soft and airy blend of cotton and alpaca and.
The pattern name is inspired by one of the first man-made designs to use hot air for the purpose of flight were the Chinese lanterns called Kongming. Kongming-lanterns are therefore one ot the first step on the ladder of ballooning history.
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Bust: 116 (132) cm
Length: 52 (56) cm
Puf: 9 (10) ngl
Needles 5½ and 7 mm
12 sts x 16r rows in st st on needles 7 mm = 10 x 10 cm
This design is knitted using large needles and an airy yarn. It is therefore especially important that it is washed and put through spin cycle in a laundry wash bag, and dried flat (preferably on a towel).
Puf, the yarn used, shrinks approximately 10% in the first wash. This shrinkage is calculated into the finished measurements of the pattern.