Corstorphine by Ysolda Teague

Corstorphine

Knitting
October 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in st st in the rnd
US 7 - 4.5 mm
465 - 1485 yards (425 - 1358 m)
Kid sizes: To fit approximately ages 3–4[4–5, 5–6, 6–7] (7–8, 9–10, 11–12) Adult sizes: 33½[36½, 39, 41½] (44½, 47, 49½) [52½, 55, 57½, 60½]" finished chest circumference
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A cute twist on a traditional Icelandic Lopapeysa featuring little fox faces on the yoke. Corstorphine is worked from the bottom up in the round and steeked (cut open). The sleeves and body are worked separately and joined together for the yoke. There is gentle waist shaping for a casual but flattering fit in the adult version and short rows are worked in both versions above and below the colourwork on the yoke to comfortably lower the front neckline. The buttonbands are knit on after cutting the steeks. The adult and kid sizes are in a separate files. Note that there is some overlap in the finished chest measurements between the largest kid and smallest adult size. The kid’s version has different proportions, no waist shaping, and is intended to be worn with more positive ease. For older girls you may prefer the adult version.

SIZING
Adult:
33½[36½, 39, 41½] (44½, 47, 49½) [52½, 55, 57½, 60½]“ finished chest circumference
Shown in size 36½” / 91cm with 1” / 2.5cm of positive ease

Kid:
To fit approximately ages 3–4[4–5, 5–6, 6–7] (7–8, 9–10, 11–12) with a finished chest measurement of 25[26¼, 27¾, 29] (30¼, 31¾, 33)“ / 62.5[66, 69, 72.5] (76, 79, 82.5)cm

Shown in size 6-7. Choose a size with 3–4” / 7.5–10cm of positive ease.

YARN
Aran weight yarn with good elasticity, wool or wool blends are ideal.
Shown in Ístex Létt Lopi (100% Icelandic wool, 109yds / 100m, 1.76oz / 50g).

MC – #0054 Light Ash Grey
CC1 – #0058 Dark Heather Grey
CC2 – #0005 Black Heather
CC3 – #9427 Rust Heather

Adult sizes:
MC: 680[725, 750, 825] (850, 900, 925) [995, 1020, 1070, 1095] yds / 620[665, 685, 755] (775, 820, 845) [910,935, 980, 1000]m.
CC1: 155[165, 170, 190] (195, 205, 210) [230, 235, 245, 250] yds / 140[150, 155, 170] (175, 190, 195) [210, 215, 225, 230]m.
CC2: 60[65, 65, 75] (75, 80, 85) [90, 90, 95, 100] yds / 55[60, 60, 65] (70, 75, 75) [80, 85, 85, 90]m.
CC3: 25[25, 25, 30] (30, 30, 35) [35, 35, 40, 40] yds / 20[25, 25, 25] (30, 30, 30) [30, 35, 35, 35]m.

Kid sizes:
MC: 340[410, 445, 505] (545, 610, 675) yds / 315[375, 410, 460] (500, 555, 620)m.
CC1: 85[105, 115, 130] (140, 155, 170) yds / 80[95, 105, 115] (125, 140, 155)m.
CC2: 25[30, 35, 40] (45, 50, 55) yds / 25[30, 30, 35] (40, 45, 50)m.
CC3: 15[20, 20, 20] (25, 25, 30) yds / 15[15, 20, 20] (20, 25, 25)m.

NEEDLES
US 7 / 4.5mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular needle.

US 7 / 4.5mm dpns or circular(s) for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the rnd.

Stranded colourwork gauge is highly personal. You may need to use a smaller or larger needle for the colourwork.