Nila by Veronik Avery

Nila

Knitting
December 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in 1x2 Shaker Rib with Size A needles, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1855 - 3160 yards (1696 - 2890 m)
36 (39¾, 43 , 46 , 49¾, 52¾, 56 )" [92 (101, 110, 117.5, 126.5, 134, 143) cm] circumference at bust
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This lapped-front turtleneck pullover in Shaker rib effortlessly blends comfort and simple style. The boxy silhouette is offset by the inverted V of the open fronts, which grow gradually through decorative increases within the rib structure until they cross over the heart. Modified drop sleeves complete the roomy fit. The Shaker rib is crisply def ined in Arbor and creates a fabric with drape and movement. Tubular edge treatments ensure elasticity and durability in the single-rib cuffs, hem, and turtleneck band.

Yardage

1855 (1965, 2195, 2385, 2600, 2895, 3160) total yards of DK weight wool yarn

Yarn

13 (14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Gale

Gauge

22 stitches & 38 rows = 4” in 1x2 Shaker Rib with Size A needles, after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Edgings and Collar)
One 16” circular needle and one pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On and Bind Off only)
Two 16” circular needles and one pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Finished Dimensions

36 (39¾, 43, 46, 49¾, 52¾, 56)“ / 92 (101, 110, 117.5, 126.5, 134, 143) cm circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 6–8” (15–20.5 cm)
Sample shown is size 39¾” (101 cm) with 7¾“ (19.5 cm) ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
1x1 Tubular Cast On (Flat Knitting; Odd Number of Stitches)
Chain Selvedge
Sloped Bind Off
1x1 Tubular Bind Off
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level

4 out of 5