Knife Grinder's Daughter by Kathryn Folkerth

Knife Grinder's Daughter

December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1390 - 2500 yards (1271 - 2286 m)
XS (S1, S2, M1) M2 (L1, L2, XL)
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During college I spent my holiday breaks working in the family business, which is to say that I was on a factory floor sharpening industrial knives. When the weather was cold I lived in crew-neck sweatshirts. Truth be told I miss those days. I still love the comfort of my old favorite sweatshirts. I designed this as a way to unite my past and present--a way to carry the crew necks with me.

The Knife Grinder’s Daughter is knit from the bottom up in the round. A continuous stripe of ribbing runs from the side hems up the body and down the sleeves to the wrists.

Finished Sizes:

XS (S1, S2, M1) M2 (L1, L2, XL)

with finished chest circumferences of:

35.75 (40.5, 44, 48.75) 52.25 (56, 60.5, 64)”
91 (103, 112, 124) 133 (142, 153.5, 162.5) cm

Sweater is meant to be worn with 4+” / 10+ cm of positive ease.

The sample shown is shown with 6” / 15 cm ease in a size S1 on a 34” bust.

Yarn Requirements:

1390 (1550, 1725, 1900) 2025 (2200, 2400, 2500) yards or 1271(1417, 1577, 1737) 1851 (2011, 2194, 2286) meters fingering weight yarn.

Sample shown in Dream in Color, Smooshy with Cashmere (70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon & 400 yards / 366 meters per 113g) Colorway: Navy Zeal, 4 hanks.

Needles and Notions: US size 4 / 3.5 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge plus needles of same size as preferred for working small circumferences in the round.

4 stitch markers including 1 unique, tapestry needle.

Techniques used: Short rows, decreasing, picking up stitches, knitting in the round.

Many thanks to Dana Gervais for tech editing this pattern.

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