Chinoiserie by Boadicea Binnerts
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Chinoiserie

Knitting
September 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1520 - 3000 yards (1390 - 2743 m)
XS(S, M, L, XL, 2X): 72/76(80/86, 91/96, 102/106, 111/116, 121/126) cm 28/30(32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46, 48/50)" bust circumference.
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This might almost be a classic striped sweater, but the Chinese-inspired flower pattern, by way of Kenzo and DVF, changes it into something new and fresh. I call it Intarsia Light, because there is relief from the concentration in the striping, and you have no more than 3 bobbins at any one time…A great sweater for your first Intarsia effort!
It’s shaped for the female form and knit flat( because, Intarsia…). It has a gentle A-line, narrow sleeves and a slightly deepened crew neck line.

design features:
Intarsia, fair-isle
A-line
Knit flat
stockinette, stripes

sizes:
XS(S, M, L, XL, 2X): 72/76(80/86, 91/96, 102/106, 111/116, 121/126) cm 28/30(32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46, 48/50)” bust circumference.
from armpit to armpit (laid flat): 40(45, 50, 55, 60, 65) cm 16(18, 20, 22, 24, 26)”.
finished length: 51(53, 55, 57, 59, 60)cm/ 20.1, 20.9, 21.7, 22.4, 23.2, 24)”.
sample garment: model is 1.80m/6’, size S, and is wearing a lengthened M.

yarn:
MC: madelinetosh TML (fingering 100% Merino, 360 yards/117 grams), 3(3, 4, 4, 5,6) skeins Antler
CC: Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino (sport, 100% Merino, 220 yards/50 grams), 2(3,3,3,3,4) skeins 2004 Orange
Alternatives: most fingering/sport yarns will work, for example sock yarns, Drops Cotton Merino, etc. Silk or vegetable content in the MC will help your drape.

gauge:
Washed and blocked: 21 st/30 rows at 10cm/4” in pattern knit flat.

needles:
3.5 mm/size 6 US(or size you need to get gauge), 32” circular needles; I used Addi Turbos.