On the Silver Screen by Lindsay Lewchuk

On the Silver Screen

November 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1125 - 2250 yards (1029 - 2057 m)
Blocked Bust: 32”/ 81.5cm (34”/ 86.5cm, 36”/ 91.5cm, 38”/ 96.5cm, 40”/ 101.5cm, 42”/ 106.5cm, 46”/ 117cm, 50”/ 127cm)
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Lights, camera, action! With On the Silver Screen, you’ll take center stage as knitters’ “ooh” and “aah” over your skillful stitches. Beautiful cables and lace adorn the wrap tie while the Stockinette stitch body unveils surprise twisted stitches. From the Technicolor: Movie Night collaboration theme, the design
highlights the transitional period in movies when black and white film upgraded to full color. The plot twist is finally revealed as the body of On the Silver Screen highlights the former, while the On the Set scarf boldly introduces color.

The tech-edited and test knit advanced-level pattern is fully written for both the sleeveless top and long-sleeved sweater with the lace tie both written and charted. Several photo tutorials and how-to videos are included for this seamless design.

Finished Measurements:
Blocked Bust: 32”/ 81.5cm (34”/ 86.5cm, 36”/ 91.5cm, 38”/ 96.5cm, 40”/ 101.5cm, 42”/ 106.5cm, 46”/
117cm, 50”/ 127cm)
Blocked Length: 19.75”/ 50.5cm (20.75”/ 52.5cm, 21”/ 53.5cm, 20.75”/ 52.5cm, 21.25”/ 54cm, 20.5”/
52cm, 21”/ 53.5cm, 22”/ 56cm)

On the Set Scarf (or wrap tie substitute): 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins Malabrigo Mora, shown in color Sabiduria
Sleeveless: 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins Malabrigo Mora, shown in color Plomo
Long Sleeve: 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7)skeins Malabrigo Mora, shown in color Plomo
Mora single skein info: 100% silk Fingering; 225yds/ 206m per 50g/ 1.76oz
US 5/ 3.75mm DPNs
US 5/ 3.75mm circular needles
US 7/ 4.5mm DPN (1) see special notes
Cable needle
Yarn needle
Stitch markers

Blocked Gauge:
24 sts and 29 rows over 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette stitch on smaller needle.

Special Notes:
Swatch It: make sure to swatch a large stockinette section, wash, dry, and hang before taking your gauge.
100% silk has a tendency to relax and grow.

Construct It: constructed top down with a modification of “Lindsay’s Disappearing Cast On (TM)” method. This cast on trick creates a stabilizing seam without the need for finishing work. Note: using a long tail cast on for the back and front separately and seaming at the end may be substituted if desired.

Join It: the scarf is joined seamlessly as you work. The scarf is edged by slipped stitches. Unless otherwise indicated work 1 join st into 1 of the scarf’s edge slipped sts sets (both loops). On the next join, move to the next slipped stitch. Joining directions are highlighted by an asterisk ().

Substitute It: if subbing yarn, the “If subbing yarn” directions are a measurement conversion of the rows /rnds immediately preceding it. Measure along the arm edge of the shoulders.
Hem It: check out the Knit Eco Chic video blog, Quick Stitch Tutorials, for a visual demonstration of this cool mock 3-needle bind off hemming trick.

Pattern navigation: written directions pages 4-8, blocking schematic page 9, photo tutorials pages 10-15.
Matthew 5:14-16