Arbus by Bristol Ivy


October 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch on 4.5 mm needles after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1199 - 2098 yards (1096 - 1918 m)
Size: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
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Size: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Finished bust circumference: 90 (101, 112, 123, 134, 145, 156, 167) cm / 35½ (39¾, 44, 48½, 52¾, 57, 61½, 65¾)” – to be worn with 7.5-12.5 cm / 3-5” positive ease. Model has 92 cm / 36” bust, stands 183 cm / 6’0” tall, and is wearing size 2.

Yarn: Magpie Fibers, Solstice (DK weight; 50% domestic merino wool, 25% cotton, 25% silk; 274 m / 300 yes per 100 g skein)
Yarn A: Driftwood; 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins Yarn B: Harpoon; 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins

Gauge: 18.5 sts & 31 rows/rounds = 10 cm / 4” over stocking stitch on 4.5 mm needles after blocking. 15 sts & 36 rows/rounds = 10 cm / 4”
over garter stitch on 4.5 mm needles after blocking.

Needles: 4.5 mm / US 7 circular needle, 60-80 cm / 24-32” length AND needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
3.75 mm / US 5 circular needle, 60-80 cm / 24-32” length AND needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round. Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 4 stitch markers, locking stitch markers for
Japanese Short Rows (JSR), scrap yarn and crochet hook for provisional cast on, spare needle in same size as larger needle, stitch
holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle, t-pins and blocking wires.

Notes: Arbus begins at the neckline and is worked sideways with short row shaping to create the top half of the yoke, which is then grafted together and stitches are picked up and worked down with traditional raglan shaping. After the yoke is split for body and sleeves, a panel is worked sideways at the centre front and two short row triangles are created to join the panel to the remaining front stitches. Once those panels are complete, further short rows are worked to fill in the angles and join the work to the live stitches on the back. Work is then picked
up and knit down again in the round to the hem. Sleeves are picked up and knit in the round to the cuff. Where only one number is given, this applies to all sizes.

You might also find our Pattern and Yarn Specifications Guide useful when planning your project.
Please note specific yardages specified are approximations, and will vary according to gauge. Please allow additional yardage for swatching.