Leiden by Natalie Selles
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Leiden

Knitting
May 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1033 - 1919 yards (945 - 1755 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Errata available: pompommag.com

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

Finished bust circumference: 79 (86.5, 94, 101.5, 109, 117, 124.5) cm / 31 (34, 37, 40, 43, 46, 49)” – to be worn with 5 -10 cm / 2-4” of positive ease.
Model has 84 cm / 33” bust, stands 160 cm / 5’3” tall and is wearing a size 3.

Yarn: Scheepjes Linen Soft (DK weight; 27% linen, 47% cotton, 26% acrylic; 135 m / 147 yds per 50 g ball)
Shades:
Yarn A: 610; 6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) balls
Yarn B: 618; 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3) balls

Gauge: 22.5 sts & 35 rows = 10 cm / 4” over Stocking stitch on 3.5 mm needles after blocking.

Needles: 3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle, 80 cm / 32” length AND 40 cm / 16” length AND knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
Spare needle for working 3-needle cast of
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 1 locking stitch marker, stitch holders or scrap yarn, tapestry needle

Notes: Leiden is knit modularly with no seaming, beginning with the front striped panel. Stitches are picked up and worked outward, connecting the back and front at the shoulder to form the sides before a 3-needle cast of is worked to join the side seams. Sleeves are continued from the side pieces. Finally the neckline and bottom hem are picked up and knit last for a neat fnish.