Naiad by Natasja Hornby

Naiad

Knitting
February 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
984 - 1695 yards (900 - 1550 m)
XS (S, M1, M2, L, 1X, 2X)
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The design for Naiad is defined by its elegant, meticulously shaped sleeves and the beautiful face and collarbone framing neckline. These eye catching features are balanced by the clean stockinette stitch, the neat fit and the wide ribbed trim of the body. This results in a modern, versatile, no-fuss piece which you will want to wear everywhere with everything.

C O N S T R U C T I O N
Naiad is worked top down, starting with a cast on for the shoulder seams. The upper part of the front and back are worked flat with short rows to shape the shoulders. Once the upper front and back are finished, the front and back shoulders are joined by seaming. From the underarm down the front and back are joined to be worked in the round to the hem.
The stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole, and short rows are worked to shape the sleeve caps.The sleeves are worked in the round, and the sleeves are shaped by carefully placed increases and decreases. The sleeves are finished with a folded hem to complement the sleeve shaping.
The detailed neckline finishing includes a knitted on i-cord along the front split and a ribbed trim which is folded over and sewn to the inside of the sweater.
The pattern includes instructions for horizontal bust darts. The darts are optional; instructions for a sweater with and without darts are given.

S I Z E S
XS (S, M1, M2, L, 1X, 2X)
Finished bust circumference: 83 (93, 101, 105, 113, 125, 135) cm / 33.25 (37.25, 40.5, 42, 45.25, 50, 54)”.

Sample is shown in size S with horizontal bust darts and has approximately 5 cm / 2” of positive ease.

Y A R N
Approx 900 1000, 1150, 1200, 1250, 1400, 1550 m / 1000 1100, 1250, 1300, 1350, 1550, 1700 yds of a DK/light worsted weight yarn.

The versions of the testers show that the pattern is suitable for a large range of yarns. Some very successful sweaters have been made by holding two yarns together.

Sample is shown in Daughter of a Shepherd, Brume, 100% wool (50% Hebridean, 25% % Zwartbles, 25% Exmoor Blueface), 233 m / 255yds per 100 gr.