Afield by Fiona Alice

Afield

Knitting
November 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
990 - 2375 yards (905 - 2172 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
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Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Finished chest (fullest point) measurement: 91.5 (101.5, 112, 121, 132, 142, 152.5, 162.5)cm / 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)“ – to be worn with 10-18cm / 4-7” positive ease
Model has 84cm / 33” bust, stands 170cm / 5’7” tall and is wearing a size 2.

Yarn: Hinterland Range (worsted weight; 50% Canadian Rambouillet, 50% home grown alpaca; 183m / 198yds per 112g skein)
Shade: Smoke; 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12) skeins
Note: Remember to purchase additional yarn if lengthening the body or sleeves.

Gauge: 16 sts & 30 rows/rounds = 10cm / 4” over garter stitch on 5mm needles after blocking.
20.5 sts & 28 rows =10cm / 4” over Pattern A on 5mm needles after blocking.

Needles: 4.5mm / US 7 circular needle, 100cm / 40” length AND knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
5mm / US 8 circular needle, 100cm / 40” length AND knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
Spare 5mm / US 8 needle for three-needle cast-off
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 12 stitch markers (8 markers labelled X, 4 markers labelled Y), scrap yarn or stitch holders, cable needle, tapestry needle

Notes: Afield is worked flat and from the bottom up. The two fronts and back are worked as one piece to the armholes. The three sections are then worked individually, ending with a few short rows to shape the shoulders. The left and right collar are separated from the shoulder stitches before shoulders are joined together using the three-needle cast-off method. The left and right collar are worked to the required length and joined together at the centre back, then sewn down across the back neck width. Sleeves are picked up around the armhole opening and are mostly worked in garter stitches with the exception of a small cable running down the length of the underarm. Cuffs are finished off in 1x1 Rib. The slip stitch textures and faux cables can be worked without the use of a cable needle if preferred.