Sauriel by Luise O'Neill
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March 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1390 - 2620 yards (1271 - 2396 m)
30.25 (34.5, 38, 42, 46.5, 50.5, 54.5)" / 77 (87.5, 96.5, 106.5, 118, 128.5, 138.5)cm
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Also available as a knitCompanion design from Create2Thrive.

Stitch patterns are charted ONLY.

(for the soothing melodies of Debby Danbrook and her shakuhachi)

~ a stunning silhouette combined with a great fit – you’ll want more than one! ~

A simple yet interesting ribbed fabric creates flattering vertical lines and a gently fitted silhouette without all the fuss of shaping. The ballet neckline closes with an I-cord button loop which is created as part of the I-cord cast-on and the hem falls at the high hip line - but is easily adjustable for length.

Using an extra-large button at the neckline provides a marvelous opportunity to add that one-of-a-kind button you’ve been saving for something special. The closure is for aesthetics, only.

Designed for comfort with 2 - 4” / 5 - 10 cm of negative ease, this top begins with an I-cord cast on at the neckline. The tiny cap sleeves do not extend beyond the raglan shaping. All bind-offs are in pattern maintaining the lovely stretch of this ribbed fabric.
The pattern is written for 7 sizes; sizing measurements above are finished bust circumference; back length is 22 (22, 22.5, 22.5, 23, 23, 23)“ / 56 (56, 57, 57, 58.5, 58.5, 58.5)cm.

26 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch (St st) on larger needles, blocked.
32 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10cm in Yoke repeat pattern worked in the round on larger needles, lightly blocked.

For cast on: 2.75mm / US2
for all sizes: set of 2 DPN (for I-cord closure for all sizes)


for sizes 30, 34, 38 and 42 only: circular needle 16” / 40cm
for sizes 46, 50 and 54 only: circular needle 24” / 61cm

For garment: 3.75mm / US5
• set of 4 DPN


for size 30 only: circular needles 16” / 40cm and 24” / 61cm
for sizes 34, 38 and 42 only: circular needles 16” / 40cm, 24” / 61cm and 32” / 80cm
for sizes 46, 50 and 54 only: circular needles 24” / 61cm and 32” / 80cm

(May 2014 note: needle requirements have been amended; the top can be worked on shorter circular needles than originally called for in some of the sizes in the pattern.)

Yarn Needle, Stitch Markers, Cable Needle, Scrap Yarn or Stitch Holders, One Button 1.25” / 3cm in diameter

Chart reading: stitch patterns are charted only.

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I am indebted to Annie Maloney and her stitch design genius!

This pattern may also be purchased as part of the In Tune print book or eBook on the Knit Picks website; the In Tune collection includes six patterns.


May 26, 2014: v1.2 has been uploaded with the revised needle information as noted above.

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