Mender by Alicia Plummer

Mender

Knitting
July 2022
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Lace
+ Light Fingering
+ Fingering
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
920 - 1780 yards (841 - 1628 m)
32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64 inches / 81.5, 91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5, 162.5 cm
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Gather, shuck, weave, & mend. Absorb, listen. These were the very words she loved as her mind wandered, trailing somewhere off after the feet that traipsed gently through the fields. She didn’t always do them in the same order, and there was an easy freedom in her ways. Handwoven & handworn, an old brown basket settled comfortably into the space of one hip as she moved. Bare feet connecting with warm earth. Longrasses whispered like feathers as she drifted through them towards the garden. Golden hour illuminated the grasses as they flowered. Each one she affectionately called by name- the woodrushes, fescues, foxtails and bluegrasses. Each with a purpose and a beauty. Just like her and these tasks. Once the chamomile heads were plucked for tea & the peapods collected, she settled into the shade of the rippling field to shuck. The wind rushed in waves over the greenery, following no pattern or rhythm save its own. Almost hurridly, then a pause, a change in direction, another change. Light danced and rippled beneath afternoon shade. This was the most beautiful thing to steep in: the lack of prediction or logic each current held. Gather, shuck, weave, & mend.

Tee is knit flat from the top down to the neckline join, then worked in the round to the hem. Sleeves are worked in the round.
Hem is worked flat as a sideways knitted on edging with helpful tutorial links provided.

Intended to be worn with negative 1 inch/2.5 cm to positive 2 inches/5 cm ease. Modeled with 2 inches/5 cm positive ease.

MC1 & MC2 are used held together on the body. CC1 & CC2 are used individually on the hem.

Yardage: please note that testers using worsted instead of fingering + mohair held together used more yardage.
MC: 360 405, 450, 495, 540 yds / 329 370, 411, 453, 494 m each of fingering and mohair.

OR 360 405, 450, 495, 540 yds / 329 370, 411, 453, 494 m worsted weight

CC1: 145 165, 185, 200, 220, 240, 255, 275, 295 yds / 133 151, 169, 183, 201 m

CC2: 20 20, 30, 30, 35 yds / 18 18, 27, 27, 32 m