Baseline by Verena Cohrs

Baseline

Knitting
December 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in knit flat, in Main Stitch Pattern, on larger needles, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1105 - 2143 yards (1010 - 1960 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) Finished bust circumference: 88 (96, 104, 112, 120, 128, 136, 144) cm / 34.75 (37.75, 41, 44, 47.25, 50.5, 53.5, 56.75)” - recommended to be worn with 8-12 cm / 3.25-4.75” of positive ease at the bust

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This pattern is available as part of our digital collection Making Stories & Friends Winter 2018.

Baseline, Verena‘s second contribution to Making Stories & Friends Winter 2018, was inspired by the wish to design a pullover that could serve as as a trusted companion, a stable part of your wardrobe that works well with all fit and style preferences.

Two-coloured stripes are set off by wide bands of ribbing at the cuffs and hem, and a corresponding neckline that sits just a tiny bit wider than a crewneck.

The Fibre Co.‘s Arranmore Light that we used for this design lets the fabric drape beautifully, and with their striking range of colours, we‘re sure you‘re going to find a combination that‘ll make knitting Baseline an absolute joy.

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Finished bust circumference: 88 (96, 104, 112, 120, 128, 136, 144) cm / 34.75 (37.75, 41, 44, 47.25, 50.5, 53.5, 56.75)” - recommended to be worn with 8-12 cm / 3.25-4.75” of positive ease at the bust.

Yarn

The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light (80% merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% silk; 300 metres / 328 yards per 100 g)

MC: 555 (665, 725, 790, 850, 940, 1030, 1120) metres / 605 (725, 795, 865, 930, 1030, 1125, 1225) yards

CC: 455 (500, 545, 590, 635, 705, 775, 840) metres / 500 (545, 595, 645, 695, 770, 850, 920) yards

The yarn amounts are indicated for the version with longer sleeves and body. Please note that you will need slightly less yarn for the shorter version.

Sample shown is knit in colourways Glenveagh Castle (MC) and St Claire (CC). Hanna Lisa wears a size 3 with 13 cm / 5.25” positive ease, shorter version. Verena wears a size 3 with 19 cm / 7.5” positive ease, shorter version.

Needles

4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
3.75 mm / US 5 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle one size smaller than main needle)

Gauge

20 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (knit flat, in Main Stitch Pattern, on larger needles, after blocking)

Measurements

Bust circumference: 88 (96, 104, 112, 120, 128, 136, 144) cm / 34.75 (37.75, 41, 44, 47.25, 50.5, 53.5, 56.75)”

Back width: 44 (48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72) cm / 17.25 (19, 20.5, 22, 23.5, 25.25, 26.75, 28.25)”

Armhole depth: 21 (22, 22.5, 23, 23.5, 24.5, 25.75, 27) cm / 8.25 (8.75, 8.75, 9, 9.25, 9.75, 10.25, 10.75)”

Upper arm circumference: 30.5 (33.5, 35.5, 39.5, 41.5, 43.5, 45.5, 48.5) cm / 12 (13.25, 14, 15.5, 16.25, 17.25, 18, 19)”

Cuff circumference: 22.5 (22.5, 23.5, 23.5, 24.5, 24.5, 25.5, 26.5) cm / 8.75 (8.75, 9.25, 9.25, 9.75, 9.75, 10, 10.5)”

Cross back width: 39 (41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 48, 50) cm / 15.25 (16.25, 16.5, 17, 17.25, 18, 19, 19.75)”

Side length from underarm: 42 cm / 16.5” (shorter version) / 47 cm / 18.5” (longer version)

Sleeve length from underarm: 47 cm / 18.5” (shorter version) / 53 cm / 20.75” (longer version)