Second Grace by Bristol Ivy
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Second Grace

Knitting
November 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19.5 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Needle A, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
975 - 2205 yards (892 - 2016 m)
31 1/4 (34 1/2, 36, 39 1/2, 42 3/4, 46, 49 1/4, 50 3/4, 54 1/4, 55 3/4, 59)” / 79 (87.5, 91.5, 100, 108.5, 116.5, 125, 129, 137.5, 141.5, 150) cm bust circumference, after blocking
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Now if it’s time to recompense for what’s done
Come, come sit down on the fence in the sun
And the clouds will roll by
And we’ll never deny
It’s really too hard for to fly.
--Nick Drake, Second Grace

A bottom-up circular yoke pullover with colorwork at hems, cuffs, and yoke.

Finished Measurements
31 1/4 (34 1/2, 36, 39 1/2, 42 3/4, 46, 49 1/4, 50 3/4, 54 1/4, 55 3/4, 59)”/ 79 (87.5, 91.5, 100, 108.5, 116.5, 125, 129, 137.5, 141.5, 150) cm bust circumference, after blocking
Sample shown in size 39 1/2” / 100 cm with 2 1/2” of positive ease

Yarn
Cumbria by The Fibre Company (60% merino, 30% wool, 10% mohair; 238 yds (218 m)/100 g) in the following quantities:

  • 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins or 595 (650, 710, 775, 840, 910, 985, 1065, 1155, 1250, 1355) yds / 550 (600, 655, 715, 775, 840, 910, 985, 1065, 1155, 1250) m in Nutkin (MC)
  • 1 skein or 70 (75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150) yds / 65 (70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140) m in Appleby Castle
  • 1 skein or 80 (85, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 165, 180) yds / 75 (80, 85, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 165) m in Buttermere
  • 1 skein or 55 (60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 110, 120) yds / 50 (55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 110) m in Castlerigg
  • 1 skein or 35 (40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85) yds / 30 (35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80) m in Helvellyn
  • 1 skein or 80 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 170, 185) yds / 75 (80, 90, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 170) m in Scafell Pike
  • 1 skein or 60 (65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130) yds / 55 (60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 110, 120) m in Windermere

Needles
Needle A: 1 24-32” circular needle (circ) and 1 set of double-pointed needles (dpns) for stockinette.
Recommended size: US 7 / 4.5 mm
Needle B: 1 24-32” circ, 1 16” circ, and 1 set of dpns for colorwork, one size larger than Size A.
Recommended size: US 8 / 5 mm
Needle C: 1 24-32” circ, 1 16” circ, and 1 set of dpns for ribbing, two sizes smaller than Size A.
Recommended size: US 5 / 3.75 mm
Needle D (optional, for tubular CO and BO only): 1 24-32” circ, 1 16” circ, and 1 set of dpns, three sizes smaller than Needle A.
Recommended size: US 4 / 3.5 mm
or size needed to obtain gauge

Tech editing by Jim and Jen Arnall-Culliford
Photography by Leah B. Thibault