Stern by Verena Cohrs

Stern

Knitting
October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
328 - 2603 yards (300 - 2380 m)
K1 (K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, K7, K8) [A1 (A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8)]
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Stern is one of the 11 modern, minimalist patterns featured in Issue 2 of Making Stories Magazine, available on October 29.

With Making Stories Magazine, we strive to feature companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity in their work. We love telling their stories and hope to inspire and enable crafters to make conscious and informed decisions about the materials they use and the companies they support.

Issue 2 is available through our webshop in print and digital as well as in a subscription, through our Ravelry store as a digital version and selected stockists.

Sizes

K1 (K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, K7, K8) A1 (A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8)
Finished bust circumference: 46 (50, 54, 58, 64, 68, 72, 76) 86 (94, 102, 110, 118, 126, 134, 142) cm / 18 (19.75, 21.25, 22.75, 25.25, 26.75, 28.25, 30) 33.75 (37, 40.25,43.25, 46.5, 49.5, 52.75, 56)” – recommended to be worn with up to 10 cm / 4” of positive ease at the bust.

Yarn

Version A: De Rerum Natura Albertine (90% organic Merinos d’Arles, 10% mulberry silk; 200 metres / 219 yards per 50g)

350 (420, 560, 700, 840, 945, 1050, 1190) 1330 (1400, 1470, 1610, 1750, 1960, 2170, 2380) metres / 383 (459, 612, 766, 919, 1033, 1148, 1301) 1455 (1531, 1608, 1761, 1914, 2143, 2373, 2603) yards

Version B: De Rerum Natura Pénélope (DK-weight; 90%
organic Merinos d’Arles, 10 % mulberry silk; 133 metres
/ 145 yards per 50g)

300 (360, 480, 600, 720, 810, 900, 1020) 1140 (1200, 1260, 1380, 1500, 1680, 1860, 2040) metres / 328 (394, 525, 656, 787, 886, 984, 1115) 1247 (1312, 1378, 1509,1640, 1837, 2034, 2231) yards

Samples shown are knit in colourways Sauge (adult size) and Ocre (kids’ size). Theresa wears size A3, pullover option with hip and waist shaping and shorter body and sleeves, Version B, with 9 cm / 3.5” of positive ease. Kids’ sample shown in size K3, cardigan option without hip and waist shaping, Version A.

Needles

3.5 mm / US 4 (Version A) / 4.5 mm / US 7 (Version B) circular needle with a cable length of at least 60 cm / 24” or working chart (or needle 1-2 sizes larger than main needle to obtain gauge, optional)

3 mm / US 2.5 (Version A) / 4 mm / US 6 (Version B) circular needle with a cable length of at least 60 cm / 24” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

2.5 mm / US 2 (Version A) / 3.5 mm / US 4 (Version B) circular needle with a cable length of at least 60 cm / 24” for hem, cuffs and neckline (or needle 1-2 sizes smaller than main needle)

Gauge

The gauge is indicated over 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”, worked in the round in Stockinette Stitch, on larger needle, after blocking. Please note that the chart pattern is supposed to be worked at the same gauge; you might need to use a different needle size to work it at the correct gauge.

Version A: 24 sts x 36 rounds
Version B: 20 sts x 28 rounds

Notions

• Blocking tools (optional)
• Buttons (4-8, depending on desired amount, approx. 18 mm / 0.7”, for cardigan version only)
• Cable needle
• Darning needle
• Scrap yarn or stitch holder
• Stitch markers
• Tape measure

Contributors

• Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
• Model: Theresa Sindy
• Tech Editing: Marina Skua