Circles by Marianne Isager
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Circles

Knitting
October 2009
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in counted on one face of double knitting with two yarns held together
US 7 - 4.5 mm
5150 - 8400 yards (4709 - 7681 m)
Bust 40 (52)" / 101.5 (132) cm with fronts overlapped by one block in center

Reversible double-knit jacket features pattern of circles inspired by an ancient Peruvian pot. Jacket body is worked back and forth in rows in one piece to the armholes, then divided for working the upper back and fronts separately. Sleeves are worked separately, back and forth in rows, from the top down to make length adjustments easier.

Yarn: (used with two strands held together throughout)

  • About 200 (350) grams of a dark color, and 150 (250) grams of a medium color, of fingering-weight, super fine yarn.
  • About 175 (300) grams of a dark color; 75 (150) grams of a bright color; 25 (40) grams of a light color; and 50 (90) grams of a medium color of the same or slightly thinner fingering-weight, super fine or lace-weight yarn.
  • Model in book used Isager Alpaca 2 (50% merino, 50% alpaca; 247m / 270yds; 50g / 1.76oz); and Isager Wool 1 (100% wool; 310m / 340 yds; 50g / 1.76oz)

Needles:
Size 4.5 mm / US 7 - three 40 cm / 16” and one 80 cm / 32” circular needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Notions:

  • Stitch holders
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle

For double-knit and lighter-weight variations, see Tynd variation and Tyk variation.