Birdsong by Jessica McDonald

Birdsong

Knitting
May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1040 - 2040 yards (951 - 1865 m)
30 (32.75, 35.25, 37.75) (40.5, 43, 45.5) (48, 50.5, 53)
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Birdsong is knit seamlessly with a combination of bottom-up and top-down construction methods. You begin at the hem and work up through the neck, provisionally casting on the upper sleeve stitches. The sleeves are knit from the top-down, and instructions are given for four sleeve lengths. Slight A-line shaping and a lovely, scalloped lace hem make for a beautiful and easy to wear garment. Knit in fingering weight yarn, it is recommended that a yarn with good drape is chosen to ensure a flattering garment. Sample pictured is worn with 1.5 inches / 4 cm of positive ease.

This pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.

SIZES
30 (32.75, 35.25, 37.75) (40.5, 43, 45.5) (48, 50.5, 53)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest circumference; 30 (32.75, 35.25, 37.75) (40.5, 43, 45.5) (48, 50.5, 53)
inches / 76 (83, 89.5, 96) (103, 109, 115.5) (122, 128.5, 134.5) cm

Length: 24 (24.5, 25, 25.5) (26, 26.5, 27) (27.5, 28, 28.5) inches / 61 (62, 63.5, 65) (66, 67.5, 68.5) (70, 71, 72.5) cm

YARN
5 (6, 6, 7) (7, 8, 8) (9, 9, 10) skeins Quince & Co Tern or 1040 (1140, 1250, 1360) (1450, 1570, 1690) (1800, 1920, 2040) yards / 951 (1042, 1143, 1244) (1326, 1436, 1545) (1646, 1756, 1865) meters fingering weight yarn
Note: These yardage estimates are for elbow length sleeves. For more detailed yardage information see the chart on page 8 of the pattern.

NEEDLES
One 32 inch (80cm) US size 2 (2.75 mm), one 32 inch (80cm) US size 4 (3.5 mm) and one 32 inch (80 cm) US size 6 (4 mm) circular knitting needles.
Or size needed to obtain gauge.

NOTIONS
Four stitch markers, 15 yards / 14 meters fingering weight waste yarn in contrasting color, and a tapestry needle.

GAUGE
25 stitches and 36 RNDS = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette on US size 4 (3.5 mm) needles.

One repeat of both lace charts will measure 2.5 inches / 6.5 cm wide and 3.375 inches / 8.5 cm tall.