Báirbre by Isabell Kraemer


April 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
962 - 1750 yards (880 - 1600 m)
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
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designed in collaboration with L’échappée Laine

update 01/21: German version added

Báirbre is worked seamlessly from the top down. Knitting starts with the cast on of the back neck, the shoulders and some first stitches of the fronts. You will increase before and after the shoulder ‘seam’ stitches on every row until you reach the final cross-back width. From that point increases are done to shape the sleeve caps, at the same time the V-neck shaping is done by adding stitches to the fronts. Once all shaping is complete, the sleeve stitches are placed on hold in order to work the body first to final length. Sleeve stitches are picked up again to work the sleeves top down in the round to the long ribbing. V-neck finishing is worked last.

L’échappée Laine Shetland Fine (219yds/200m per 50g)
5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins, shown in color pétrole.

US 3 (3.25 mm) 24” (60 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for neck, body and sleeve ribbing.
US 4 (3.5 mm) 24” (60 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body and sleeves.

22 sts x 33 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in Stockinette stitch on larger needle after blocking.

XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
finished bust circumference:
34.5 (36, 38.25, 39.75, 41.75, 46.25, 50.5)“
86.5 (90, 95.5, 99, 104.5, 115.5, 126.5) cm
Sample is worn with 3.5” (9 cm) positive ease at bust.

Stitch holders or waste yarn, 6 stitch markers, 1 removable stitch marker, tapestry needle, blocking tools.