Chainlink by Norah Gaughan
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Chainlink

Knitting
January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Chain-link Pattern (Charts B and C, and Swatch Chart) with Size A needle, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1745 - 2655 yards (1596 - 2428 m)
37½ (41½, 45½, 49, 53, 57)” circumference at bust
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This showstopping multidirectional puzzle in Loft is quintessential Norah Gaughan. Inspired by a quiet photograph of a wire fence in the Metropolitan collection, Chainlink features kite-shaped panels worked from the bottom up in ribbing and delicate cable mesh. An unusual butterfly hem creates a flattering shape over the hips. Knit in pieces and seamed, Chainlink will call on all your skills and reward you with an unforgettable garment.

Yardage

1745 (1895, 2055, 2315, 2490, 2655) yards of fingering weight wool yarn

Yarn

7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 10) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Hayloft

Gauge

29 stitches & 36 rows = 4″ in Chain-link Pattern (Charts B and C, and Swatch Chart) with Size A needle, after blocking
26 stitches & 34 rows = 4″ in 3×3 Ribbing with Size A needle, after blocking
24 stitches & 34 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
27 stitches & 48 rows = 4″ in Garter Ribbing (Charts E and F) with Size B needle, after blocking

For sleeves:

21 stitches & 32 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size C needle, after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauges listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles, two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)

Size C (for Sleeves)
One 32″ circular needle, in size needed to obtain sleeve gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Finished Dimensions

37½ (41½, 45½, 49, 53, 57)” circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 6–8″
Sample shown is size 41½” with + 8½” ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
Cabled Cast On
Sloped Bind Off

Skill Level

5 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.