Pixham (Addi Express) by Jimenez Joseph
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Pixham (Addi Express)

Machine Knitting
July 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13.5 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette on the Addi
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
6.0 mm (J)
771 - 1532 yards (705 - 1401 m)
XS: 30” (76.2cm) / S: 34” (86.4cm) / M: 38” (96.5cm) / L: 42” (106.5cm) / 1XL: 46” (117cm) / 2XL: 50” (127cm) / 3XL: 54” (137cm)
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PIXHAM (Addi Express) is a relaxed-fitting top featuring braided stitches that run across the upper body. It is made sideways, flat and in pieces using the Addi Express King Size (46pin) Circular Knitting Machine, while the ribbing trims are hand knitted in the round using circular needles. The braiding feature is worked using a crochet hook. The top is designed to fit loosely and have an open fabric.

This project will suit a variety of yarn types or weights.


Using Fingering Weight Yarns: This top can also be worked using double strands of Fingering weight yarns. To achieve this, simply double the yarn amounts given in the Yarn Quantity below.


Yarn Quantity: (Yardage below is based on DK/Worsted weight yarn)
XS: 771yds (705m) / S: 888yds (812m) / M: 1019yds (932m) / L: 1146yds (1048m) / 1XL: 11281yds (1171m) / 2XL: 1404yds (1284m) / 3XL: 1532yds (1401m).

Finished measurement at bust and high hip: XS: 39” (100cm) / S: 43.5” (110cm) / M: 48” (122cm) / L: 51” (129cm) / 1XL: 55” (140cm) / 2XL: 59.5” (151cm) / 3XL: 62.25” (158cm). It is designed to be worn loosely, with an average ease of 9.25” (23.5cm) around the bust and high hip area, and to sit at high hip.

Tools
Addi Express King Size (46pin); 6mm (US 10) (or size required to get gauge) 80cm (32”) or longer circular needles; 1 needle of same size (for a 3-Needle Bind-off); 5mm (US 8) 80cm (32”) or longer circular needles; 6mm (US10) crochet hook for braiding;
1 stitch marker; enough waste yarn for casting on. Other tools: Stitch holder or waste yarn (to hold sleeve stitches); long DPNs (optional), measuring tape and tapestry needle for seaming and weaving in ends.

Techniques
All hand knitting stitches are worked as 1x1 ribbing (K1, P1). Unless instructed otherwise, use any preferred BO technique that suits the fabric. Knowledge of the following techniques is helpful: Mattress stitch seaming, 3-needle bind off, working in the round (magic loop), picking up & knitting (PUK) and Addi Express knitting.