Frida Kahlo’s colorful and maximalistic approach to life and the arts is a huge source of inspiration for
designers everywhere. The idea for this sweater came to me as I was flicking through a series of her self portaits. The sharp contrasts, the portrayal of strong, but vulnurable women, and nature’s standing in her works, made me want to design a piece in tribute to her universe.
Colorful poppies are recurrant in Kahlo’s iconic hairrpieces, and were therefore given a prominent place in my design.
Oh Frida is knitted top-down. The back is knitted back and forth, making increases to the front and
shaping the neckline. You then go on to working in the round, with raglan increases. Body and sleeves are separated and knitted to your preferred length. Finally the neckline is knitted and both the ribbing here and on the sleeves are folded and sewn to the inside.
XS-S (M) L (XL) 2XL (3XL)
Width (circumference): approx. 98 (106) 114 (120) 128 (136) cm
Total length measured in the back: approx. 52 (53) 54 (55) 56 (56) cm or as long as you want it to be.
Recommended ease: actual waist circumference + 10 cm
15 stitches/ 19 rows per 10x10 cm in stockinette/ on 6 mm needles.
Circular needles 80 cm and DPNs 6 mm
Circular needles 40 cm and DPNs 5,5 mm
1 needle for embroidery
- or the needle size you need to meet correct gauge
Pickles Tjukk merino - 200 meters per 100 gram: 300 (400) 400 (500) 500 (600) grams
(Model is knit up in colorway Natta!)
Yarn for embroidery:
Feel free to use leftover scrap yarn. You will need approx. 10-30 grams of 6 colors.
For the model I used two threads of Pickles Pure thin alpaca in the following colors: