Inside the Box by Kristin Blom

Inside the Box

April 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
705 - 1411 yards (645 - 1290 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
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Inside the Box is a summer tee where the front has an intriguing stitch pattern and the back has the va-va-voom-factor. The front features a repetitive graphic pattern of circles that fit nicely inside squares (that is easy to memorise while knitting). Two cables frame the front pattern panel. The sassier back, with a deep opening and many small buttons, is revealed as soon as you turn around.

Knitted bottom-up to the underarms, then separated for the armholes to be joined again at the shoulders. This is a quick and fun way of renewing your summer wardrobe. Using only a few balls of soft Opal Kapok, it won’t hurt your budget too much either. Opal Kapok is a mix of 85% Cotton and 15% Kapok. Kapok? Yes, Kapok is the most common name for a tree that is cultivated for cotton-like fluff obtained from its seed pods. Kapok is also known as Java cotton, Java kapok, silk-cotton, samauma, or ceiba.

XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)

This tee has been designed to have 5 cm / 2” positive ease. It will also look great a bit oversized, so you can go up one size if you like.

The smallest version in the photos (in yellow) is achieved by having a tighter gauge (ca 25 sts) and following the pattern for size XS.

20 sts / 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4”x 4” over stocking stitch on needle size 3mm after blocking.

3.5 mm / US4 circular needles 80 cm / 40” or slightly longer AND 1 extra needle for 3-needle bind-off.

Bigger needle 4-5 mm / US6-8 circular needle for cast-on OR you can use a stretchy cast-on method.

Always use a needle size that will result in the correct tension after blocking!

Opal Kapok, Fingering weight, 50 g/215 m (1.76 oz/235 yds), 85% Cotton and 15% Cellulose (Kapok)

3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) balls
645 (860, 860, 1075, 1075, 1290) m
705 (940, 940, 1175, 1175, 1410) yds

Other yarn suggestions:
Cotton 4 Ply, Bendigo Woollen Mills: Cotton (100%)
Bambino, Viking of Norway: Bamboo Viscose (50%), Cotton (50%)
Bamboo Cotton 4-ply, King Cole: Cotton (52%), Bamboo Viscose (48%)
Block Island Blend, Halcyon Yarn: Cotton (34%), Rayon (28%), Hemp (19%), Linen (19%)
Duet, Alize: Bamboo Viscose (60%), Cotton (40%)
Kvartet, Isager Strik: Cotton (45%), Linen (28%), Silk (15%), Nettle Fiber (12%)
Olympe, Bouton d’Or: Cotton (50%), Modal (50%)
Scarlet, Permin: Linen (58%), Rayon/Viscose (26%), Cotton (16%)
Tynn Line, Sandnes Garn: Cotton (53%), Viscose (33%), Linen (14%)