Aileas is worked seamlessly from the top down and features decorative faux cables on both fronts, the back and sleeves. Knitting starts at the shoulders. Back and both fronts are worked to underarm length, then joined and worked back and forth to final length with set-in pockets. Sleeves are picked up and worked in the round from the top down using short-rows to shape the sleeve caps. Collar and button bands are worked last.
Martin’s Lab Zelazna 3-ply (225m (246y)/ 105g)
5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins; shown in col. undyed
US 7 (4.5 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body and sleeves.
US 6 (4 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for button bands and picking up stitches for collar and sleeves.
18 sts x 26 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in Stockinette stitch on larger needle after blocking.
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
finished bust circumference:
32.5 (35.25, 38, 41.5, 44.25, 46.75, 49.5)”
81.25 (88, 94.75, 103.5, 110.25, 116.75, 123.5) cm
Grey sample is size S worn with 3” (7.5 cm) positive ease at bust. Pink sample is worn with no ease.
Stitch holders or waste yarn; stitch markers; tapestry needle; blocking tools, 10 buttons (0.75” (2 cm) diameter).