Audiophile by Jeanne Long


May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in St st in the round, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
600 - 875 yards (549 - 800 m)
40(47, 54, 61) inch around
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In the last ten years, there has been a resurgence of interest in vinyl records. Our Audiophile is a poncho designed in homage to a classic twelve‐inch LP. Knits and purls form ridges and grooves that mimic the spacing and look of a vinyl record, and the swirl shaping is reminiscent of a spinning disc. Worked the round in simple stitches with graphic punch, Audiophile is a cheeky, quick knit sure to spin you right round.

Errata: Rounds 17-20 of the shoulder section should read repeat rounds 13-16, not repeat rounds 13-18. The pattern has been updated to correct our error.

Versions: Audiophile is designed for fingering‐weight yarn. A companion pattern, Audiophile DK, is designed for DK-weight yarn.

Construction: Worked seamlessly in one piece from the top down.

Sizing: Four sizes, with a circumference at the bust of 40(47, 54, 61) inches. All sizes are 12 inches deep.

Yarn and Yardage: 2(2, 2, 2) skeins of Why Knot Fibers’ Stardust, a slightly sparkly merino blend, in the Right Round colorway (exclusive to Spun in Ann Arbor, Michigan).

Needles: A size 4 U.S. (3.0 mm) 30” long circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: Eight stitch markers, preferably one of which is distinct (for the start of the round), and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Instructions: The pattern includes both charted and fully written-out instructions.

Techniques Used: Basic lace knitting, working in the round.

As Modeled: The pictured Audiophile is shown in the Blue Jean Baby colorway.

Special Thanks: To Kat, beguiling knitwear model and BAWG, and Claire, photographer to the stars.