Syrinx by Stephanie Earp

Syrinx

Knitting
May 2020
yarn held together
Lace
+ Fingering
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14.5 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette with both yarns, after blocking
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1010 - 2250 yards (924 - 2057 m)
(1, 2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9, 10) | (36.5, 39.75, 43, 46.25) (49.5, 53, 56.25) (59.5, 63, 66)” finished bust
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This simple yoke top is shaped by changing your gauge as you knit. Only one or two increase rounds (depending on your size) are knit just after the cast on - from then on, all shaping is created by changing your needles and adding in a second yarn.


Worked in two lovely luxurious yarns from Quebec hand-dyer Bleu Poussiere, the loose gauge creates a sheer, floating fabric, ideal for layering over tanks and tees on cool summer evenings.



Choosing a Size: 
The sample shown is size 2 modeled with 4.5” of positive ease. For a similar fit, choose a size about 4” larger than your actual bust. Note the armscye is quite deep, which adds ease around the bust as well, so if you prefer a slimmer fit, 2” of ease will also work well.

This pattern has lots of opportunity for modifications in the sleeves, body length and edgings. Visit the projects page to see some of the great samples that have been knit up.

MATERIALS:
* Yarn A: lace weight mohair 
(560, 625, 660, 710) (800, 860, 975) (1020, 1120, 1200) yards 

Sample shown in Bleu Poussiere Nebula (72% mohair, 28% silk; 50 g; 420 m/459 y) in Thrift.
* Yarn B: fingering
 (450, 510, 550, 590) (680, 725, 780) (880, 950, 1050) yards

Sample shown in Bleu Poussiere Noble (70 % Baby Alpaca, 20% Mulberry Silk, 10 % Cashmere; 100 g; 400 m/437 y) in Comète

  • US 1 (2.25 mm) 16” circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting

  • US 4 (3.5 mm) 24” circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting

  • US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” and 32” circular needles

  • US 9 (5.5 mm) 16” and 32” circular needles

  • Darning needle

  • Stitch holders or waste yarn

  • 1 stitch marker