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Calyx

Knitting
February 2018
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
40½ (42¼, 45½, 48, 51½, 54, 57½, 60, 62½, 65)"[103 (107, 115.5, 122, 130.5, 137.5, 146, 152.5, 159, 165.5) cm]
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With its modern, graceful sihouette, Calyx is that versatile sweater you’ll want to live in. Its slightly boxy shape and three-quarter length sleeves pair effortlessly with jeans, and work equally well with dresses and skirts.

Calyx is knit from the bottom up, with short row shaping at the shoulders to ensure a fabulous fit. A simple lace panel—reminiscent of the sepals that hold a flower’s petals—takes center stage on the stockinette background. New shoots of lace form ingenious saddle shoulders that are seamlessly joined to the body with a three-needle bind off. Drop shoulder sleeves, picked up and worked from the armholes down, carry the lace panels to the clean I-cord cuffs. The ribbed neckline, with a lateral braid accent, adds the final design element, as well as structural stability.

A truly remarkable fabric is achieved by holding two lightweight yarns together throughout the construction. The blend of linen, silk, and just a hint of wool, make this the perfect trans-seasonal sweater!


Garment circumference at bust
40½ (42¼, 45½, 48, 51½, 54, 57½, 60, 62½, 65)"
[103 (107, 115.5, 122, 130.5, 137.5, 146, 152.5, 159, 165.5) cm]

Ease
Suggested ease at bust: + 6 to 10" [+ 15 to 25 cm],
at upper arm: + ¾ to 1½" [+ 2 to 4 cm]

Sample shown in 42¼" [107 cm] size, worn with 8¾" [22 cm]
of positive ease at bust, 1" [2.5 cm] at upper arm.

Yarn
Shibui Reed, 100% linen; 246 yd [225 m] per 50 g skein;
in colorway Pollen
4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins; and

Shibui Twig, 46% linen, 42% silk, 12% wool; 190 yd \174 m]
per 50 g skein; in colorway Pollen
5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins;

or 730 (810, 870, 980, 1100, 1200, 1320, 1360, 1480, 1560) yds
[670 (740, 800, 890, 1000, 1090, 1210, 1240, 1350, 1430) m]
each of two light fingering weight yarns to be held
together, or the same quantity of a DK weight yarn.

Gauge
19 sts and 30 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette,
with both yarns held together, on US 7 [4.5 mm] needles, after blocking.



Need help? If you have questions about Calyx—or just want to share your progress!—please visit the Calyx discussion thread in the Blue Bee Knits group.