Inverse by Lauren Wallis

Inverse

Knitting
March 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in the round, in Two-Colour Honeycomb Brioche stitch, on larger needle, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1586 - 2718 yards (1450 - 2485 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) Finished bust circumference: 88 (96, 104, 112, 120, 128, 136, 144) cm / 34.5 (37.75, 41, 44, 47.25, 50.5, 53.5, 56.75)” - recommended to be worn with 10 cm / 4“ of positive ease at the bust.

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: 88 (96, 104, 112, 120, 128, 136, 144) cm / 34.5 (37.75, 41, 44, 47.25, 50.5, 53.5, 56.75)” - recommended to be worn with 10 cm / 4“ of positive ease at the bust.

Yarn

De Rerum Natura Gilliatt (100% French and European Merino wool; 250 metres / 270 yards per 100 g)

LC: 700 (770, 820, 900, 970, 1035, 1110, 1200) metres / 765 (840, 900, 985, 1060, 1130, 1215, 1310) yards
DC: 750 (825, 880, 965, 1035, 1105, 1190, 1285) metres / 820 (900, 960, 1055, 1135, 1210, 1305, 1405)

Sample shown is knit in colourway Sel (LC) and Foret (DC). Petra wears a size 3 with 9 cm / 3.5” positive ease.

Needles

5.0 mm / US 8 circular needle with a cable length of 60 cm / 24” for size 1 and 2; 80 cm /32” for size 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (or needle size to obtain gauge)
5.0 mm / US 8 circular needle with a cable length of at most 40 cm / 16” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
5.0 mm / US 8 double-pointed needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)
3.5 mm / US 4 double-pointed needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)

To work this pattern using the magic loop technique, use a circular needle with a cable length of at least at least 80 cm / 32” instead of double-pointed needles.

Gauge

15 sts x 22 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in Two-Colour Honeycomb Brioche stitch, on larger needle, after blocking)
17 sts x 22 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in Two-Colour Brioche stitch, on smaller needle, after blocking)

Notions

• Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)
• Darning needle
• Removable stitch markers (optional)
• Scissors
• Scrap yarn
• Stitch markers
• Tape measure

Contributors

• Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
• Model: Petra Cohrs
• Tech Editing: Marina Skua
• Test Knitting: Annie, Max