Tilikum by Kay Hopkins

Tilikum

Knitting
February 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette and reverse stockinette using main needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1400 - 3100 yards (1280 - 2835 m)
Bust: 35(39, 44.5, 47, 51, 55, 59, 63) inches / 89(99, 112.5, 119.5, 129.5, 139.5, 150, 160)cm
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Bridge spans reach into the sky to offer beauty and protection as we cross the waterways of our lives. Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People, is a new cable-stayed bridge across the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon.

Tilikum showcases a cable motif on the front panel and the slightly dropped sleeves echo the design with cables that flow into the cuff ribbing.

Tilikum is worked top-down and seamless and much of the sweater can be worked from the inside to avoid purling. The yoke is worked flat and the body and sleeves are worked in the round. The body is finished with notched side seams and a flattering longer back hemline. And, of course, there are several choices for the neckline finish.

The cables are soothing as they are easy to memorize and the stitch pattern is repetitive. Once the first set of cables has been established, which are charted and also written instructions, the following sets are just repeats of the same pattern.

Instructions are included for working from the inside to avoid purling and also for how to work the cables without a cable needle.

This pattern has been professionally tech-edited and tested.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 35(39, 44.5, 47, 51, 55, 59, 63) inches / 89(99, 112.5, 119.5, 129.5, 139.5, 150, 160)cm

Choose size that is about 4 inches / 10cm larger than body measurement.

RECOMMENDED YARN
Woolfolk Tov DK: (100% Merino Wool); 160 yds (146m)/1.76 oz (50g) in color TDK10.
OR
Any light DK or Sport yarn that has good stitch definition and meets gauge.

Estimated Yarn Required:
1483(1685, 1887, 2156, 2359, 2628, 2898, 3100) yds / 1353(1538, 1722, 1968, 2153, 2398, 2645, 2829) m.
Yarn usage varied across testing and the upper amounts are listed above, so advise waiting to wind 1 skein so you can return it, if not used. Yarn usage will vary depending on gauge, options chosen, and specific yarn.
 
EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Accessible to Advanced Beginner.

Cables are easy to memorize and stitch pattern is repetitive so is accessible to an adventurous beginner. Once the first set of cables has been established, the following sets are just repeats of the same pattern.

Skills Used: Basic stitches, decreases, increases, German Short Rows, cable stitches. Instructions are written and charted.

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