Chaffinch by Mary Henderson

Chaffinch

Knitting
May 2019
Lace ?
21 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch Rib on 3.75mm needles with 2 strands of yarn held together
US 5 - 3.75 mm
8; 10; 12; 14; 16; 18; 20; 22; 24
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MARY HENDERSON’S top is worked using two strands of yarn held together - the combination of the two strands varies to give blended stripes. Mary has used Isager’s Spinni Tweed and Alpaca 1 yarns, and its Japansk Bomuld cotton tape. The garter stitch rib is paired with a yoke worked in a star mesh pattern. The waist is shaped front and back with decreases, while increases create darts to accommodate bust measurements.

To fit bust: 8; 10; 12; 14; 16; 18; 20; 22; 24
Actual bust: 32.75; 35; 37; 39.5; 41.5; 43.5; 45.25; 47.25; 49.25 inches

Gauge over Star Rib Mesh
20 sts and 28 rows on 3.75mm needles with 2 strands of yarn held together

Additional needles required
3.75mm circular needles, 60cm long, or double pointed needles (DPNs)

Yarn used:
Isager Spinni Tweed (2ply/laceweight)
A Peach On Grey (39) 1; 1; 1; 1; 1; 1; 1; 2; 2 x 100g skeins
B Grey (35) 1; 1; 1; 1; 1; 1; 1; 1; 1 x 100g skeins
Isager Alpaca 1 (2ply/laceweight)
C Grey (35) 1; 1; 1; 2; 2; 3; 3; 3; 3 x 50g balls
Isager Japansk Bomuld (2ply/laceweight)
D Peach (39) 2; 2; 3; 3; 3; 3; 3; 3; 3 x 50 g balls