Kea by Bristol Ivy

Kea

Knitting
March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on Needle A, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1160 - 2300 yards (1061 - 2103 m)
30 3/4 (34 3/4, 36 3/4, 38 3/4, 40 3/4, 42 3/4, 46 3/4, 50 3/4, 54 3/4, 56 3/4, 58 3/4, 60 3/4)” (78 (88.5, 93.5, 98.5, 103.5, 108.5, 118.5, 129, 139, 144, 149, 154) cm) bust circumference
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A bottom-up colorwork yoke pullover inspired by the delicate twirl of feathers on the breeze.

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Finished Measurements
30 3/4 (34 3/4, 36 3/4, 38 3/4, 40 3/4, 42 3/4, 46 3/4, 50 3/4, 54 3/4, 56 3/4, 58 3/4, 60 3/4)” (78 (88.5, 93.5, 98.5, 103.5, 108.5, 118.5, 129, 139, 144, 149, 154) cm) bust circumference, to be worn with 0-4” (0-10 cm) of positive ease
shown here in 38 3/4” (98.5 cm), with 0” (0 cm) positive ease

Yarn
Troubadour 4-Ply Poll Dorset by Renaissance Dyeing (100% Organic Poll Dorset sheep; 380 yds 350 m/3.5 oz 100 g) in the following quantities:

  • 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) skeins or 915 (1025, 1115, 1155, 1230, 1265, 1390, 1485, 1610, 1710, 1785, 1855) yds (840 (945, 1025, 1065, 1135, 1165, 1280, 1365, 1485, 1575, 1645, 1705) m) in Burnt Vidal (MC)
  • 1 skein or 130 (145, 155, 160, 165, 170, 185, 205, 215, 220, 225, 235) yds (120 (135, 140, 150, 150, 155, 170, 190, 195, 205, 205, 215 m) in Aventure (CC1)
  • 1 skein or 115 (130, 135, 145, 145, 150, 165, 180, 190, 200, 200, 210) yds (105 (120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 150, 170, 175, 180, 185, 195 m) in Queribus (CC2)

Needles

  • Needle A: 1 24-40” (60-100 cm) circular needle (circ) and 1 set of double-pointed needles (dpns) for st st. Recommended size: US 5 (3.75 mm)
  • Needle B: 1 24-40” (60-100 cm) circ, one size larger than Needle A. Recommended size: US 6 (4 mm)
  • Needle C: 1 24-40” (60-100 cm) circ, 1 16” (40 cm) circ, and 1 set of dpns for ribbing, two sizes smaller than Needle A. Recommended size: US 3 (3.25 mm)
  • Needle D (optional, for tubular CO and BO only): 1 24-40” (60-100 cm) circ, 1 16” (40 cm) circ, and 1 set of dpns, three sizes smaller than Needle A. Recommended size: US 2 (2.75 mm)

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