Aerialist by Melissa Kemmerer

Aerialist

Knitting
October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1030 - 2240 yards (942 - 2048 m)
29.5 (33.75, 37.5, 41.25, 45.5, 49.25, 54.25, 57.75, 62.25)”/ 74 (84.5, 94, 103, 114, 123, 135.5, 144.5 155.5)cm finished bust circumference
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“The sun stands for energy and youth, which is what I thought the circus should be about.”
-Guy Laliberte of Cirque du Soleil

This pattern can be found in issue five of Nomadic Knits, which is available to purchase in print through at select local yarn shops and through our website, or as a digital download through Ravelry (click the e-book link above).

Botany is the study of plants and is the inspiration behind the colorway collection used for Aerialist. While not everyone will find themselves sitting in a lyra while wearing this crop top, if you do, for the love of all things knitting, please be sure to tag us! A deep V neck and oversized, billowy sleeves are sure to turn heads without the need for aerial acrobatics, so those of us planted firmly on the ground can wear it with jeans or over a favorite dress.

Sizes: 29.5 (33.75, 37.5, 41.25, 45.5, 49.25, 54.25, 57.75, 62.25)”/ 74 (84.5, 94, 103, 114, 123, 135.5, 144.5 155.5)cm finished bust circumference; 2”/5cm positive ease is recommended.

Needles: US 3/ 3.25mm or size to obtain gauge, 16”/40cm and 24”/60cm circulars; US 2/ 2.75mm 24”/60cm circulars and DPNs or short circulars for sleeve cuffs.

Gauge: 26 sts and 34 rounds = 4”/10cm over Stockinette stitch.
Yarn: fingering weight: 890 (990, 1100, 1265, 1455, 1600, 1760, 1920, 2100) yards/ 814 (905, 1006, 1157, 1330, 1463, 1609, 1755, 1920) meters MC; 30 yards/ 28 meters CC 1 and 4; 20 yards/ 19 meters CC 2, 3, 5, and 6.

Notions: stitch markers, locking marker, tapestry needle.

Sample knit in: Round Mountain Fibers Spruce Fingering (100% superwash Merino; 400 yards/100g) in Pale Gray (MC), Elderberry Purple (CC1), Cactus Fruit (CC2), Pulpit Green (CC3), Succulent Green (CC4), Poppy Orange (CC5), Hopniss Flower (CC6).

Schematic:

Back neck: 7.5 (8, 8, 8, 8, 8.25, 8.25, 8.25, 8.5)”/ 18.5 (20, 20, 20, 20, 20.5, 21, 21, 21.5)cm.

Armhole depth: 7.5 (8.25, 8.75, 9.25, 9.75, 10.25, 10.75, 11.25, 11.75)”/ 19 (20.5, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29.5)cm.

V-depth: 7.5 (7.5, 6, 6, 6, 6.25, 6.25, 6.25, 6.75)”/ 19 (19, 15, 15.5, 15.5, 16, 16, 16, 17)cm.

Bust: 29.5 (33.75, 37.5, 41.25, 45.5, 49.25, 54.25, 57.75, 62.25)”/ 74 (84.5, 94, 103, 114, 123, 135.5, 144.5 155.5)cm.

Sleeve at widest: 16.75 (18.25, 18.75, 20.5, 21.5, 23, 24.25, 26.25, 26.5)”/ 42 (45.5, 47, 51.5, 54, 57.5, 61, 65.5, 66.5)cm.

Cuff: 7.5 (7.5, 8, 8, 8.5, 9.25, 9.75, 9.75, 10.5)”/ 18.5 (18.5, 20, 20, 21.5, 23, 24.5, 24.5, 26)cm.