Astragal by Ainur Berkimbayeva

Astragal

Knitting
August 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stocking stitch (in the round)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
755 - 1509 yards (690 - 1380 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
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Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Finished chest (fullest point) circumference:
95.5 (106, 117, 127, 138, 148, 159, 169.5) cm / 37½ (41¾, 46, 50, 54½, 58½, 62½, 66¾)“ – to be worn with 15-20cm / 6-8” of positive ease
Model has 87.5cm / 34½” bust, stands 165cm / 5’5” tall and is wearing a size 2.

Yarn: DK or worsted weight, non-superwash, toothsome wool yarn

Suggested yarns:

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Birch Hollow Fibers J California DK
Knit Picks Bare Merino Style DK (undyed)
Dharma Trading Gaia Worsted Yarn (undyed)

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Knitcraft and Knittery Australian Merino DK

$$$
West Wool Tandem DK
Fully Spun American Merino DK

Sample knitted with West Wool Tandem in Pebble colorway

Yardage:

Longer version: 986 (1140, 1273, 1547, 1700, 1906, 2160, 2321) meters / 1078 (1247, 1392, 1692, 1859, 2084, 2362, 2538) yards

Cropped version: 899 (1044, 1167, 1431, 1575, 1770, 2015, 2167) meters / 983 (1142, 1276, 1565, 1722, 1936, 2204, 2370) yards

Gauge: 23 sts & 37 rows = 10cm / 4” over reverse St st in the round on 3.75mm needles after blocking.

Needles: 3.75mm / US 5 circular needle, 40cm / 16” length AND 80cm / 32” length
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 18 (18, 18, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22) stitch markers, scrap yarn, tapestry needle

Notes: Astragal is a cropped length top-down, in-the-round yoke pullover. The sleeves are designed to be three-quarter length however sleeved and body can be easily lengthened.