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Aviemore

Knitting
February 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch worked with stranded colourwork.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2457 - 3276 yards (2247 - 2996 m)
Eight - To fit bust: 71-76(76-81, 86-91, 91-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127, 127-132)cm / 28-30(30-32, 34-36, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 50-52)”.
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Still on our skiing theme following Ski Sunday, Aviemore was about the only ski resort there was in Great Britain when we were young (or at least the most famous one anyway). We have never been, but we suspect it’s not quite like Mirabel or Gstaad (not that we’ve been skiing in those, either, although Belinda has been to Gstaad in the summer). Here is our sweater that’s not quite a ski sweater and not quite an homage to Icelandic Lopipeysas. More of an F1 hybrid between the two. We have gone out on a limb here (for us) and made it - da da daaaah! - in the round. There are short rows to prevent it riding up at the back on the body and also to bring the neck up slightly to keep the back of your neck warm - what’s the point of a ski sweater where the back of your neck gets cold? Yet again we’ve knitted it in John Arbon’s utterly gorgeous Knit By Numbers. This time, though, we’ve ditched the ever-popular neutrals and gone for Dolly Mixture / Fondant Fancy colours. Well, why not?

Full disclosure: there are all of 2 rows in this sweater where you have to deal with working 3 colours ALL IN THE SAME ROW. Don’t say we didn’t tell you…

Tension:
23 sts and 26 rows to 10cm over colourwork patterns on 4mm nds AND ALSO
22 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over single coloured st st on 4mm nds after a light steam (if using the Knit By Numbers yarn it will shrink up a little when lightly steamed, this is why row counts are given within the pattern rather than length measurements).

Sizing:
To fit: 71-76(76-81, 86-91, 91-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127, 127-132)cm / 28-30(30-32, 34-36, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 50-52)”.

Finished size:
80(87, 97, 104, 114, 122, 132, 139)cm / 31½(34¼, 38, 41, 45, 48, 52, 54¾)”.

MC: 3(3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) x 100g
CC1: 1(1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) x 100g
CC2: 1(1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) x 100g
CC3: 2(2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) x 100g
CC4: 2(2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) x 100g

Shown in:

MC: Natural, KBN55.
CC1: Egg Yolk, KBN53.
CC2: Rose, KBN64.
CC3: Foam, KBN42.
CC4: Donkey, KBN11.

Obviously here you won’t use up an entire 100g hank of the Egg Yolk, Rose and Donkey. You’ll have leftovers. (We have plenty of hat patterns you can use these leftovers up on.)

3.75mm and 4mm circular needles OR SIZES REQUIRED TO OBTAIN TENSION. You’ll need a set of dpns in both sizes for the sleeves unless you go for some fancy magic loop technique (!quelle horreure!), otherwise a (16”) and (32”) circ in both sizes should suffice.

A 4mm crochet hook and suitable waste yarn for the provisional cast-ons.

4 stitch markers, preferably one different to the rest for marking beginning of round as well as decrease placements.