Meristem by Becky Wilkins

Meristem

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Knitting
August 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
822 - 1918 yards (752 - 1754 m)
Bust: 28 1⁄4 (31, 33 3⁄4, 37, 40, 42 1⁄2, 46 1⁄4, 48 3⁄4, 51 3⁄4, 55 3⁄4, 58 1⁄2, 61)" / 72 (78.5, 85.5, 94, 101.5, 108, 117.5, 124, 131.5, 141.5, 148.5, 155) cm
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The Meristem tunic is designed with casual elegance in mind. It is a simple, cozy garment perfect for the transition to autumnal weather. The front yoke features a slipped branching cable pattern.

This pattern comes paired with a recipe for Spiced Marmalade Apple Pie - a medieval twist on the classic apple pie. It starts with the traditional apples and spices but the pie is sweetened with orange marmalade and the buttery crust is studded with cloves. Baking this pie infuses your whole house with the smells of late autumn.

Construction
The Upper Back Yoke of Meristem is worked from side to side. The Upper Front Yoke is worked in two halves, each beginning with a provisional cast-on at the center and working out to the armhole edge. Stitches are picked up from the side edge of the Upper Front Yoke and the Lower Front Yoke is worked to the base of the armhole shaping; the Lower Back Yoke is worked in the same manner. The Lower Yokes are joined and the Body is worked in one piece to the beginning of the side slits, and then the Front and Back are worked separately to the bottom edge.

Sizes
Bust: 28 1⁄4 (31, 33 3⁄4, 37, 40, 42 1⁄2, 46 1⁄4, 48 3⁄4, 51 3⁄4, 55 3⁄4, 58 1⁄2, 61)“ / 72 (78.5, 85.5, 94, 101.5, 108, 117.5, 124, 131.5, 141.5, 148.5, 155) cm

Yardage
757 (824, 898, 1015, 1105, 1172, 1337, 1413, 1516, 1669, 1758, 1837) yds

Gauge
22 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, using larger needle
22 sts and 40 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter stitch, using smaller needle

Notions
Size 5 US / 3.75 mm or size needed for garter stitch gauge
Size 6 US / 4 mm or size needed for stockinette gauge
4 Stitch markers including one unique for start of round
cable needle
stitch holder or waste yarn
tapestry needle for weaving in ends and seaming shoulders

Skills
knit and purl
slip sts and cabling
picking up stitches
decrease and increase
seaming

Thanks to the Twist team for such lovely photography and their superior technical editing!