Calibrate by Aleks Dok

Calibrate

Knitting
March 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in lightly blocked stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
948 - 2720 yards (867 - 2487 m)
Adjustable: bust 28-70", waist 24-70", hip 30-72", bicep 9-20"
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Calibrate has been designed with all bodies in mind: to fit every size and every shape, and to be comfortable and easily adaptable for people with disabilities. #SizeInclusive

Individual bust, waist, hip and arm measurements ensure Calibrate fits your body with no compromises – with hundreds of thousands of unique combinations of sizes (and that’s not including the optional bust darts!) there’s a size recipe to suit everyone.

Calibrate is comfortable and practical to wear, and various modifications are introduced to suit your needs and your lifestyle. A close fitting design means a smaller chance of skin irritation from fabric folds and creases, and a scoop neckline makes it easier to get over the head. A split panel hem provides a wide range of motion, as well as giving easier and more discreet access to adjust CGM monitors, stoma or catheter bags, or other needs and devices that may require otherwise lifting the sweater. The back panel can be bound off at the point of the split to provide additional comfort to wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.

Sizes:
Calibrate is designed to fit with zero ease. In order for your Calibrate to fit you, it’s critical that you measure your body!
Measurements are adjustable thanks to the Calibrate Calculator (the link to the Calculator is given within the pattern):
Bust: 28” / 70cm to 70” / 175cm
Waist: 24” / 60cm to 70” / 175cm
Hip: 30” / 75cm to 72” / 180cm
Upper arm (bicep): 9” / 22.5cm - 20” / 50cm

Notions:
11 stitch markers
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Flexible measuring tape
Scrap yarn or stitch holders

Needles:
Suggested needle size US6 / 4mm, or needles required to achieve 22x28 gauge

Suggested yarn:
You can use any yarn that meets the gauge! This will typically be DK weight yarn, but could be sport weight, a light worsted, or even mohair held together with fingering weight yarn. For a stash-busting option, you could hold together two strands of fingering weight yarn.

Yardage:
As the sizing options for Calibrate are so varied, it is impossible to provide yardage options for every single size combination. Below are some yardage suggestions, you can use these as a starting point, adjusting yardage depending on your own measurements. Table also included as a picture for easier reading.

Bust / waist / hip / bicep / wrist in inches (in cm)
yards / metres
30 / 24 / 32 / 9.5 / 5 (75 / 60 / 80 / 23.75 / 12.5)
948 / 867
32 / 26 / 34 / 10 / 5 (80 / 65 / 85 / 25 / 12.5)
1018 / 931
34 / 28 / 36 / 10.5 / 5 (85 / 70 / 90 / 26.25 / 12.5)
1089 / 996
36 / 30 / 38 / 11 / 5 (90 / 75 / 95 / 27.5 / 12.5)
1161 / 1062
38 / 32 / 40 / 11.5 / 6 (95 / 80 / 100 / 28.75 / 15)
1252 / 1145
40 / 34 / 42 / 12 / 6 (100 / 85 / 105 / 30 / 15)
1328 / 1214
42 / 36 / 44 / 12.5 / 6 (105 / 90 / 110 / 31.25 / 15)
1404 / 1284
44 / 38 / 46 / 13 / 6 (110 / 95 / 115 / 32.5 / 15)
1483 / 1356
46 / 40 / 48 / 13.5 / 7 (115 / 100 / 120 / 33.75 / 17.5)
1579 / 1444
48 / 42 / 50 / 14.25 / 7 (120 / 105 / 125 / 35.625 / 17.5)
1667 / 1524
50 / 44 / 52 / 15 / 7 (125 / 110 / 130 / 37.5 / 17.5)
1756 / 1606
52 / 46 / 54 / 15.75 / 7 (130 / 115 / 135 / 39.375 / 17.5)
1848 / 1690
54 / 48 / 56 / 16.5 / 8 (135 / 120 / 140 / 41.25 / 20)
1958 / 1790
56 / 50 / 58 / 17.25 / 8 (140 / 125 / 145 / 43.125 / 20)
2052 / 1876
58 / 52 / 60 / 18 / 8 (145 / 130 / 150 / 45 / 20)
2148 / 1964
60 / 54 / 62 / 18.75 / 8 (150 / 135 / 155 / 46.875 / 20)
2246 / 2054
62 / 56 / 64 / 19 / 9 (155 / 140 / 160 / 47.5 / 22.5)
2348 / 2147
64 / 58 / 66 / 19 / 9 (160 / 145 / 165 / 47.5 / 22.5)
2428 / 2220
66 / 60 / 68 / 20 / 10 (165 / 150 / 170 / 50 / 25)
2554 / 2335
68 / 62 / 70 / 20 / 10 (170 / 155 / 175 / 50 / 25)
2637 / 2411
70 / 64 / 72 / 20 / 10 (175 / 160 / 180 / 50 / 25)
2720 / 2487

Techniques used:
Casting on, binding off, increasing, decreasing, 2x2 ribbing, German short rows, picking up stitches, knitting flat, knitting in the round

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