Lyra by Laura Patterson


September 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
775 - 1375 yards (709 - 1257 m)
8 sizes, see below
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As is so often the case, this little sweater practically knit itself, naming it, however, was another thing entirely. I had absolutely no inspiration for a name. Nothing came to me. At all. Absolute blank. I asked my testers, if they had any ideas, and one did. The eyelets in the ribbing reminded her of constellations, so she suggested Lyra. The constellation Lyra is shaped like Orpheus’ lyre. The more I thought about it, and the more I read about this charming constellation, the more perfect her idea was. Sold.

This little top is worked flat from the hem up, though notes are included for knitting it in the round. The sleeves are elbow length, and have a simple stitch pattern that mimics the ribbing, without the ribbing part. Sleeves can be worked flat from the hem up, or from the shoulder down with short rows, then in the round to the cuff.

Finished sizes: 34.75, 37.25, 40, 42.75 (45.25, 48, 50.75, 53.25) inches; 88.5, 94.5, 101.5, 108.5 (115, 122, 129, 135.5) cm

To fit bust sizes: up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) smaller than finished sweater

Yarn: sport weight; 775, 850, 925, 1025 (1100, 1175, 1275, 1375) yards

Skills: k2tog, ssk, YO, p2tog, pick up sts along an edge, w&t (short rows)

Notions: 1 stitch holder, 2 stitch markers, yarn needle

Difficulty: Easy-intermediate

Stitch pattern: Charted and written.

5 for 4. If you buy any 5 Fiber Dreams patterns at the same time, the least expensive one will be free.