Armatura Pullover by Courtney Spainhower

Armatura Pullover

October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in brioche
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1000 - 1600 yards (914 - 1463 m)
39 (42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60)” bust circumference worn with 8” positive ease
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This pattern is available for €5.00.
Errata available:

BRIOCHE FLAT (multiple of 2 + 1 st)
Set-up Row (RS): K1, sl1yo; rep from to last st, k1.
Row 1 (WS): Sl1yo, BRK; rep from to last st, sl1yo.
Row 2: BRK, sl1yo; rep from to last st, BRK.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for patt.

BRIOCHE RNDS (multiple of 2 + 1 st)
Rnd 1: * BRK, sl1yo; rep from * to last st, BRK.
Rnd 2: * Sl1yo, BRP; rep from * to last st, sl1yo.

With the purchase of this pattern you are supporting the charity MASFD. 100% of the sales are offered to this cause from October 1st to October 31st.

This pullover is worked seamlessly from the bottom up featuring brioche, garter, and ribbing for tons of texture. The generous vents are poncho-like for an ultimate casual style while the standing neckband creates the coziest feel.

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About 39 (42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60)” bust circumference worn with 8” positive ease.
Pullover shown measures 45” on 36” model.

Shown here: Plucky Knitter, Primo DK (75% Superwash merino, 20% Cashmere, 5% Nylon; 200 yds 183 m/100 g): Heather, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) hanks.

Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm): 21” and 16” circular (cir), set double points (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Markers (m); removable marker, stitch holder or waste yarn, tapestry needle.

22 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Brioche; 26 sts and 32 rows = 4” 1x1 Rib; 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” Garter st.

WHAT is l’écheveau solidaire / 
The supportive Skein ?
Each month, a new indie designer or an indie dyer create a pattern and/or dye a specific yarn with proceeds that will go towards a charity called (MASFD). The charity’s goal is to raise money for medical research to fight Fibrous Dysplasia, which is a rare genetic disorder affecting the bones.
That way, they give you the opportunity to help the charity through knitting, a small but indispensable gesture to fight an incurable disease.
All the proceeds from the pattern will go towards the charity!
Find more info here:

WHY this cause ?
Gaïa is the daughter of Lili, a french knitter who lives in Burgundy.
Gaïa has a rare disease called Mc Cune Albright Syndrome and one of the numerous symptoms is Fibrous Dysplasia. She sadly has a severe form of the syndrome and had to undertake 4 surgeries already.
Lili hopes Gaïa could walk one day, go to school or simply lives her childhood happily. She’s ready to do everything to help her daughter, that’s why she founded the MASFD « Fight Fibrous Dysplasia » charity « MASFD : Vaincre la Dysplasie Fibreuse » in order to help finding a cure for this disease.

’The supportive Skein’ is the first operation from MASFD.
Let’s help her fight Mc Cune Albright Syndrome by raising a grant and find a cure to Fibrous Dysplasia !

Avec votre achat, vous financez la recherche médicale concernant la dysplasie fibreuse des os, maladie génétique rare et incurable aujourd’hui. Les benefices du patron seront reversés à l’association MASFD du 1er au 31 octobre 2019.

Ce pull-over est tricoté du bas vers le haut, sans coutures. Le point brioche, le point mousse et les côtes lui apportent un maximum de texture. Les larges fentes sur les côtés rappellent le style décontracté du poncho, tandis que le col droit assure un maintien confortable.

Circonférence au niveau de la poitrine : 99 (107, 114, 122, 130, 137, 145, 152) cm, avec 20 cm d’aisance positive.
Le pull-over sur la photo fait 114 cm et le mannequin 91 cm.

Grosseur DK
Fil utilisé : 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) écheveaux de Primo DK, coloris Heather, de Plucky Knitter (75% Superwash merino, 20% Cachemire, 5% Nylon; 183 m 200 yds/100 g)

Numéro 4,5 (US : 7) : circulaires en 50 et 40 cm, un jeu d’aiguilles double pointes.
Adaptez la taille des aiguilles en fonction de l’échantillon.

Marqueurs (M) ; marqueur déplaçable, des arrête-mailles ou des restes de laine, aiguille à tapisserie.

22 m. et 32 rgs = 10 cm en Brioche ; 26 m. et 32 rgs = 10 cm en côtes 1x1 ; 24 m. et 32 rgs = 10 cm au point mousse.

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