Grounded by Denise Bayron

Grounded

Knitting
December 2020
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Garter St
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
376 - 851 yards (344 - 778 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
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This pattern can be found in issue 10 of Laine Magazine.

The pattern is available in English and Finnish.

Grounded is a modern interpretation of a traditional triangle shawl. Two triangles are knitted from the bottom up and joined at the top using 3-needle bind-off to create an exposed shoulder seam. The stitches for the collar are later picked up to create a ribbed turtleneck collar.

The sections are designed in high-contrast texture and colour blocks. The pullover style requires no pins or gadgets to keep it from shifting. It can be worn alone, under or over a jacket. Because Grounded fits like a modern mini poncho, we decided to call it a ponchette.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)

Recommended ease: 4–6” / 10–15 cm of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
To select the right size, stand with a relaxed posture. Ask a friend to measure your shoulder circumference. Divide that number by two. Then pick a size that is 4–6” / 10–15 cm larger than your body size.

Shoulder width: 22 (26, 29, 33, 36)” / 56 ( 66, 73.5, 84, 91) cm.

MATERIALS
Yarn: Grace by Espace Tricot (75% merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk, 490 yds / 448 m – 115 g).
1 hank of colourways Cinema (black) (for the lace triangle).
1 hank of Erable (gold) (for the double seed st triangle).
1 hank of Chateau (cream) (for the collar). 

Or approx. the foll amounts of fingering weight yarn: 119 (166, 206, 267, 318) yds / 109 (152, 189, 245, 291) m (for the lace triangle), 155 (217, 267, 350, 416) yds / 142 (198, 247, 320, 381) m (for the double seed st triangle) and 102 (102, 107, 111, 116) yds / 93 (93, 98, 102, 106) m (for the collar).

Needles: Two US 3 / 3.25 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles. An extra US 3 / 3.25 mm needle for 3-Needle BO (this can be any kind of needle: circular, straight or DPN). US 2 / 2.75 mm 16” / 40 cm (or 32” / 80 cm if using magic loop) circular needles.

Notions: Stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, yarn snips, tapestry needle, blocking combs or wires. 

GAUGE 
22 sts to 4” / 10 cm in Garter St, after blocking.
5.5 sts to 1” / 2.5 cm in Garter St, after blocking.