Thermal by Laura Chau


December 2006
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in waffle stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1540 - 2420 yards (1408 - 2213 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Yardage: 1540 to 2420

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    Still feeling the cold beneath your handknit woolen sweaters? Need a little something to wear fire-side in the chalet after a day on the slopes?

    Thermal is the kind of shirt you’ll wear all those cold winter days – warm, thin, and perfect for layering. The fine gauge might take a little longer than usual, but it’s well worth it!

    Knit in a lightweight, comfortable and affordable wool/silk yarn, Thermal will provide an extra bit of warmth in your winter arsenal.

    Styled after longjohns with an easy stretchy waffle stitch, Thermal features a fun deep scoopneck and traditional button placket. The body and sleeves are knit in the round to the armscye, so there’s a minimum of sewing up with a maximum impact.

    This top is meant to be fitted, so choose the size closest to your full bust measurement, rounding down if you’re between sizes. Or go for a full size smaller to ensure a body-hugging fit!