Gepard Kongming - balloon-sleeved sweater

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Kongming is the name of the Chinese sky lanterns that were among the first designs using hot air to make a man-made object fly, making the Kongming-lantern the ancestor of ballooning.

That is the story behind the name of this balloon-sleeved sweater with a simple lace pattern. It is knitted in Puf, a soft blend of cotton and alpaca, and thus a more summery version of Montgolfier, the first of our sweaters with balloon sleeves.

Size: S/M (L)
Bust: 116 (132) cm
Length: Approx. 52 (54) cm

Materials: PuF from Gepard.
Size: S/M (L)
PuF, balls of 50 g: 9 (10)

Extras: Markers.
Needles: Single point needles 5½ and 7 mm, in Koshitsu bamboo from Seeknit and Gepard.
Gauge: 12 sts x 16 rows in stockinette stitch with PuF and needles 7 mm = 10 x 10 cm. Within the pattern
measures are slightly longer than on the finished sweater after washing, as PuF will shrink lengthwise.
Always make a gauge swatch before starting the actual work. Adjust needle size if necessary.