juniper by ash alberg


April 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in over stockinette, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
835 - 1187 yards (764 - 1085 m)
finished chest circumference = 38.5 (44.5, 50.5, 56.5)” (98 [113, 128.5, 143.5]cm)
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this pattern is part of the from field to skin project. you can find out more about this british columbia yarn by visiting hinterland farm, and listen to my interview with hanahlie here.

the glorious thing about having knitting as a superpower is that you can make yourself some truly wonderful birthday gifts. a sweater’s worth of hinterland’s squishy range yarn - a perfect blend of their alpaca and canadian rambouillet - had been sitting patiently in my stash until i came up with the cozy sweater design of my dreams. simple boxy shaping with a good mix of nearly-mindless sections and a gorgeous lace back brought all my favourite sweater elements together. the best part - it’s reversible! you can show that lace off front and centre if you want, or surprise everyone with a fancy back. happy birthday to me! and now you can add this perfect cozy layer to your own capsule wardrobe.

needles: US 8 (5mm) 32” (80cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 835 (946, 1056, 1187) yards (772 874, 976, 1097 metres), 473 (535, 598, 672)g of worsted weight yarn
sample shown uses hinterland farm’s range (50% alpaca/50% canadian rambouillet, 198 yards 183 metres, 112g) in smoke x 5 skeins

notions: tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers

gauge: 16 stitches x 20 rows = 4” (10cm), over stockinette, blocked

finished chest circumference = 38.5 (44.5, 50.5, 56.5)” (98 113, 128.5, 143.5cm)
note: ash wears size 44.5” (101.5cm) on 35” (89cm) bust and 42” (106.5cm) hips

errata: half chest measurement for smallest size on the schematic page should read 19.25” (49cm), not 18.75”