Ship Shape by Heidi Kirrmaier

Ship Shape

Knitting
May 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
850 - 1800 yards (777 - 1646 m)
Finished bust circumference (inches): XXS (33½), XS (35¾), S1 (38), S2 (40), M1 (42¼), M2 (45), L (48), XL (51½), 2X (55), 3X (58¾), 4X (63), 5X (66½), 6X (70)
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This design is knit seamlessly, top down, beginning with 2 separate pieces for the shoulder gussets. The yoke is a drop shoulder / raglan hybrid, making it perfect for playing with stripes, self striping yarn, or colour blocking! Body and sleeves are knit in the round.

Skills required for this design include knitting flat and in the round, increases and decreases, and picking up stitches!

Intended to fit with approximately 10-17 cm (4-7 inches) of positive ease around the chest. The body length is slightly cropped and the sleeves are 3/4 length, but both can easily be modified as they are knit top down. Just make sure you have enough yarn if you plan to lengthen anything.

Sample shown in size S2 with about 15 cm (6 inches) of positive ease.

You can use any dk weight yarn (or combination of yarns) that gives you the pattern gauge and a fabric that is not too open or drapey. As the neckline is not finished in ribbing, you may wish to check that your yarn doesn’t curl too much post blocking.

I used Berocco Remix Light. Other ideas are: 2 strands of Holst Coast held together, Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool or Hempathy, Rowan Cotton Wool, Knit Picks CotLin, Shibui Vine, Brooklyn Tweed Dapple, Cestari Ash Lawn, Harrisville Silk & Wool. Or how about a self-striping yarn?

Yarn requirement (yards) - C1 / C2
(C1 is the ribbing colour)

XXS - 465 / 385
XS - 500 / 410
S1 - 535 / 435
S2 - 575 / 465
M1 - 600 / 485
M2 - 635 / 520
L - 700 / 570
XL - 750 / 605
2X - 810 / 655
3X - 850 / 690
4X - 905 / 735
5X - 950 / 765
6X - 995 / 805

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