Lidian by Jenn Emerson
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Lidian

Knitting
October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
500 - 760 yards (457 - 695 m)
Sizes 12m (18m, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
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Lidian is a unisex henley with unique, graduated stripes and an optional pocket. Let your inner child run wild as you dream up color combinations for this fun, playful pullover. It is worked seamlessly from the top down. The pattern includes instructions and formulas for customizing the stripes, if eye-crossing stripes aren’t for you!

Sizes
Sizes 12m (18m, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
To fit chest circumference of: 18-19 (19-20, 21-22, 23-24, 25-26, 26-27, 27-28, 28-29)” / 45-48 (48-51, 53-56, 58-61, 64-66, 66-69, 69-71, 71-74) cm. It is intended to be worn with 2-3”/5-7.5cm of positive ease.

Yarn
Approximately 500 (525, 580, 620, 665, 695, 720, 760) yards / 460 (485, 530, 565, 610, 635, 660, 695) meters of fingering weight yarn, divided as follows:
MC: 405 (425, 460, 500, 540, 560, 580, 615) yards/ 370 (390, 420, 455, 495, 510, 530, 560) meters.
CC1: 70 (75, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110) yards/ 65 (70, 80, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100) meters.
CC2: 25 (25, 30, 30, 30, 35, 35, 35) yards/ 23 (23, 27, 27, 27, 32, 32, 32) meters.

Sample knit in Madelinetosh tosh merino light, Blue Nile (MC), Edison Bulb (CC) and Seaglass (CC2 - pocket).

Gauge
24sts, 34 rows = 4”/10 cm on larger needles in stockinette.

Techniques

  • knitting flat and in the round
  • basic increases (m1L, m1R)
  • short rows
  • jogless stripes
  • making buttonholes

This pattern has been test knit and tech edited.