Fluent

Knitting
March 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in knit flat, in reverse stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1706 - 2625 yards (1560 - 2400 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) Finished bust circumference: 128.25 (134.75, 144.75, 151.5, 158.25, 168.25, 174.75, 184.75) cm / 50 (52.5, 56.5, 59, 62.75, 65.5, 68.25, 72)” - recommended to be worn with 48.25-50.75 cm / 18.75-19.75“ of positive ease at the bust.
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This design is one of the 9 modern, minimalist patterns featured in Issue 1 of our new Making Stories Magazine.

With Making Stories Magazine, we strive to feature companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity in their work. We love telling their stories and hope to inspire and enable crafters to make conscious and informed decisions about the materials they use and companies they support.

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Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Finished bust circumference: 128.25 (134.75, 144.75, 151.5, 158.25, 168.25, 174.75, 184.75) cm / 50 (52.5, 56.5, 59, 62.75, 65.5, 68.25, 72)” - recommended to be worn with 48.25-50.75 cm / 18.75-19.75“ of positive ease at the bust.

Yarn

Oysters and Purls Romney/Merino DK (60% US Romney, 40% US Merino; 219 metres / 240 yards per 100 g)

1560 (1620, 1775, 1840, 2000, 2075, 2230, 2400) metres / 1710 (1775, 1945, 2015, 2190, 2270, 2440, 2625) yards

Sample shown is knit in colourway Natural. Petra wears a size 3 with 49.75 cm / 19.5” positive ease.

Needles

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

Gauge

24 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (knit flat, in reverse stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking)
31 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (knit flat, in cable pattern, on larger needle, after blocking)

Notions

• Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins)
• Cable needle
• Darning needle
• Scrap yarn
• Stitch markers
• Tape measure

Contributors

• Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
• Model: Petra Cohrs
• Tech Editing: Marina Skua
• Test Knitting: Bernadette, Frances, Helena, Julee