Sashiko by Bristol Ivy
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Sashiko

Knitting
September 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch worked in the round, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1065 - 1765 yards (974 - 1614 m)
32 1/4 (38 1/4, 41 1/4, 45 1/4, 49 1/4, 53 1/4, 56 1/4, 60 1/4)” (86.5 (97, 104.5, 114.5, 125, 135, 142.5, 152.5) cm) finished bust circumference
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A non-traditional construction whose simple lines mimic the gentle lines of sashiko stitching on an exceedingly wearable shape.

Finished Measurements
32 1/4 (38 1/4, 41 1/4, 45 1/4, 49 1/4, 53 1/4, 56 1/4, 60 1/4)” (86.5 (97, 104.5, 114.5, 125, 135, 142.5, 152.5) cm) finished bust circumference
Shown in size 41 1/4” (104.5 cm) on 38” (96.5 cm) bust

Yarn
Artisan by Berroco (80% merino, 20% silk; 123 yds (112 m)/50 g)
9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins in the color Gulf of Maine, or 1065 (1200, 1300, 1435, 1570, 1705, 1805, 1940) yards (970 (1095, 1185, 1310, 1430, 1550, 1645, 1765) m) of DK/light worsted weight yarn
please note: Artisan has been discontinued, but is still widely available. I’ve included some suggested yarns above that will give you a similar gauge, feel, and drape.

Needles
One 24-32” (60-80 cm) circular needle and one set double pointed needles (dpns) in US 7 (4.5 mm)
One 24-32” (60-80 cm) circular needle, one 16” (40 cm) circular needle, and one set dpns in US 5 (3.75 mm)
or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge
19 sts and 32 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch worked in the round, after blocking