Rockefeller Center by Xandy Peters
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Rockefeller Center

Knitting
January 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
600 - 1300 yards (549 - 1189 m)
29 ¼ (33, 37, 40 ¾, 44 ½, 48 ¼, 52 ½) inches finished bust circumference
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This tee is inspired by the majestic art deco architecture of midtown Manhattan. One of the best known examples of this style is Rockefeller Center, a complex of over a dozen skyscrapers, open air shopping areas, multiple works of public art, and the famous ice skating rink, home of the largest Christmas tree in Manhattan.

The neck of the tee has a geometric drop stitch lace openwork motif which can be worn facing front or back. On the opposite side there is a V neck with a single i-cord strap across the deepest part of the V and a curved hem. The sides feature a twisted ribbing detail which continues onto the sleeves. The top is worked from the bottom up in one piece with gentle shaping and articulated raglan sleeves.

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) shown in size S with 1 inch/2.5 cm positive ease

Finished Measurements
Bust: 29 ¼ (33, 37, 40 ¾, 44 ½, 48 ¼, 52 ½) inches/ 74.5 (84, 94, 103.5, 113, 122.5, 133.5) cm

Materials
Backyard Fiberworks Terrain (100% superwash merino; 328 yd/316 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein); color: Shell; 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins
US4/3.5mm 24-inch/60 cm circular needle + set of DPNs (or one size smaller than gauge needle)
US5/3.75mm 24-inch/60 cm circular needle (or size needed to achieve gauge)
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, steamer (for blocking)

Gauge
25 sts x 32 rows (or rnds, as applicable) = 4 inches/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch with larger needle, after blocking

I Knit New York
Print copies available from One More Row Press

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. I Knit New York contains ten knitting patterns inspired by the history and geography of the Capital of the World. We asked five of our favorite New Yorkers to design patterns and share their favorite New York secrets from subway to skyscraper.

Want to know where to find the New York that the locals know and love? IKNY shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can’t make it to the City, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring NYC home.

Designers include Brittney Bailey (b.woolens/Purl Soho), Kathleen Dames (kathleen dames knitwear design), Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops), Xandy Peters (creator of Fox Paws and other stacked stitches), and Lars Rains (Modern Lopi), plus an essay from Kay Gardiner (the Northern half of Mason-Dixon Knitting), a #buttonhunt in the Garment District with Kathleen Dames (host of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast), and a multiborough yarn crawl with Lisa Chamoff (founder of Indie Untangled).

Yarns for all patterns provided by Backyard Fiberworks. Alice O’Reilly, the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks, contributes an essay on color theory plus a guide to the various yarns used in I Knit New York.

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