Brattleboro by Lars Rains

Brattleboro

by Lars Rains
Knitting
October 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1400 - 2100 yards (1280 - 1920 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL) to fit bust circumference of 32” (35”, 38”, 41”, 44”) [81.5 cm (89 cm, 96.5 cm, 104 cm, 112 cm)] with 1¾-4” [3-8 cm] of positive ease intended.
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Many thanks to Monica MacNeille of Round Mountain Fibers for the generous yarn support for this project.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust Circumference: 33¾” (37¼”, 41”, 44½”, 48”) 89.5 cm (93.5 cm, 102 cm, 111 cm, 120 cm).
Dress Length: 38” (38½”, 38¾”, 39¼”, 39¾”) 96.5 cm (97 cm, 98 cm, 99.5 cm, 100 cm).

YARN
Round Mountain Fibers Worsted: 100% Superwash Merino; 175 yds 160 m per 3.5 oz 100 g skein.
Color A: Puffin Blue; 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins.
Color B: Atlantic Puffin; 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins.
Color C: Jay Blue; 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins.

NEEDLES
US #8 5.0 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge;
All sizes: 24” 60 cm and 32” 80 cm circular needles.
Sizes M-XL: 40” 100 cm circular needles.
Size XL: 60” 150 cm circular needles.
Optional: double-pointed needles for small-circumference knitting.

US #6 4.0 mm, or two sizes smaller than gauge needles;
All sizes: 24” 60 cm and 32” 80 cm circular needles.
Optional: double-pointed needles for small-circumference knitting.

Note: Use your preferred method of small-circumference knitting to work the neckband and the sleeves.

NOTIONS
2 stitch markers.
2 stitch holders or waste yarn.
Blunt tapestry needle.
Blocking pins, if desired.

GAUGE
18 sts and 24 rnds = 4” 10 cm in St st using larger needles, after blocking.

CONSTRUCTION NOTES
This garment is worked seamlessly in the round from the top down.
Directions for the Icelandic Bind Off, Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, Knitted Cast On and Short Row Shaping Using Wrap And Turn Method, as well as other useful information, can be found in the Special Techniques section.
The back and the front of the garment are worked separately from the CO edge to the underarms.
Shoulder shaping is worked in garter stitch on the back and the front of the garment using short rows at the same time as neck shaping is worked on the front of the garment.
Armhole shaping takes place while stitch pattern is worked.
The back and front of the garment are joined together in the round for the lower body of the garment to be worked in stockinette stitch.
Waist shaping is worked at the sides of the lower body of the garment.
Gradient stripes are worked after waist shaping is complete.
Split hems are worked flat in garter stitch and then bound off using Icelandic Bind Off Method.
Stitches are picked up around armhole edges and worked flat in stockinette stitch using short rows.
Three-quarter sleeves are tapered from upper arm to forearm.
Stitches are picked up around neck opening for neckband and then bound off using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off Method.
1x1 Ribbing is always worked using the smaller needles.

REQUIRED SKILLS
Armhole shaping
Basic knitting skills
Basic pullover construction
Fluffy brioche stitch
Icelandic bind off
Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off
Knitted cast on
Knitting flat
Knitting in the round
Knitting small circumferences in the round
Neckline shaping
Picking up and knitting stitches
Ribbing
Seamless yoke pullover construction
Short row shaping using wrap and turn method
Shoulder shaping
Simple decreases
Simple increases
Waist shaping