Riverdel by Luise O'Neill

Riverdel

Knitting
August 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
766 - 1296 yards (700 - 1185 m)
Finished bust circumference: 33 (36.5, 39.5, 43) (46, 49, 52.5)" / 84 (92.5, 100.5, 109) (117, 124.5, 133.5)cm
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♫ The Music ♫
BrunuhVille is a Portuguese composer who, his website states, “creates a world of magic and fantasy between the fusion of Gothic, orchestral, Celtic, folk, movie, ethnic and world music.” His Riverdel composition is a soft, flowing creation that evokes majesty.

Features

  • Riverdel is a top-down, boat neck shell with an A-line silhouette.
  • Both front and back begin with a narrow Garter stitch band.
  • The front yoke has a lace panel which may be worked in a contrasting colour, if desired.
  • The back and lower front are worked in Stockinette stitch.
  • The underarm panels begin in a single rib pattern to provide a better fit. As the A-line shaping begins (approximately 4” / 10cm below the armholes) the underarm panels switch to a texture stitch that matches the armhole edgings.
  • The bottom lace border matches the yoke lace panel and finishes with interrupted Garter stitch rounds.

Construction

  • The upper back and upper front are worked flat on a circular needle to the bottom of the armholes.
  • The back and front are then joined and work continues in the round.
  • The upper back is worked first to the end of the armholes and stitches are placed on hold while the upper front is worked.
  • Stitches are picked up along the back shoulders and additional stitches are cast on for the front neck to work the upper front down to the end of the armholes.
  • Work is joined in the round and worked as one piece to the hem.
  • Optional contrasting colour can be used to work the front yoke lace panel (instructions for colour changes included).

Right and left are referenced as the garment is worn.

Samples

  • Peach single-colour sample in Premier Cotton Fair (sport; 52% cotton, 48% acrylic; 317yds / 290m per 100g) in Bright Peach.
  • Blue single-coloured sample in Knit Picks CotLin (DK;70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen; 246yds per 100g) in Polar Blue Reflections.
  • Purple/pink two-colour sample shown in Green Mountain Spinnery Cotton Comfort (DK; 80% wool, 20% cotton; 180yds / 165m per 57g) in MC: Violet, CC: Peony.

Both charts and written directions for charts are provided.

Measurements
Finished bust circumference: 33 (36.5, 39.5, 43) (46, 49, 52.5)“ / 84 (92.5, 100.5, 109) (117, 124.5, 133.5)cm.
Back length: 24 (24.5, 24.5, 25) (25, 25.5, 25.5)” / 61 (62, 62, 63.5) (63.5, 65, 65)cm.
Hem circumference: 41 (44.5, 47.5, 51) (54, 57, 60.5)“ / 104 (113, 120.5, 129.5) (137, 145, 153.5)cm.
Neck opening: 9 (9, 9.5, 9.5) (9.5, 10.25, 10.25) / 23 (23, 24, 24) (24, 26, 26)cm.
Armhole depth: 7.5 (8, 8, 8.25) (8.5, 9, 9)” / 19 (20.5, 20.5, 21) (21.5, 23, 23)cm.

Yarn
766 (865, 937, 1040) (1113, 1209, 1296)yds / 700 (791, 857, 951) (1018, 1106, 1185)m heavy Sport/DK-weight yarn (MC).
Optional contrasting colour for yoke lace panel: 49 (53, 58, 63) (67, 72, 77)yds / 45 (48, 53, 58) (61, 66, 70)m (CC).

Needles
4mm / US6 circular needle 24” / 60cm long for first 4 sizes or 32” / 80cm long for remaining sizes or size required to obtain gauge.

Gauge
20 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked.

Notions
Stitch markers (removable and regular), stitch holder or waste yarn, yarn needle.

Credits
Tech Editing: RedSquirrel; FirSprite.
Charting Software: Stitchmastery.
Test knit by: Ravellers fyreflye, eyenowhour, babablacksheep, susu2u, bgow and ekatja.


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