Gepard Kongming – balloon-sleeved sweater D
One of the first man-made designs to use hot air for the purpose of flight were the Chinese lanterns called Kongming. Thus, the Kongming-lanterns are the first step on the ladder of ballooning history, which of course was the place to look when we had to find a name for this sweater with balloon sleeves.
Apart from the balloon sleeves, Kongming also sports a simple lace pattern. It is knitted in Puf, a soft and airy blend of cotton and alpaca and and such, it works as a summery version of Montgolfier, the first of the popular balloon-sleeved sweaters.
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.