To The Flame by Lesley Anne Robinson

To The Flame

November 2016
yarn held together
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette st knit flat using Small needles and MC yarn (taken after blocking)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1270 - 1750 yards (1161 - 1600 m)
38 {42, 46, 50, 54, 58}” / 97 {107, 117, 127, 137, 147}cm at bust (see notes for more information about sizing)
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Like a moth To The Flame :: Introducing a new collaboration with Infinite Twist, using a combination of their yarns to create a modular top with changes in direction and interesting textures that is the ideal layering piece for the upcoming seasons.

You can also find this pattern as a part of kits through Infinite Twist. Follow this link, here to see all of the options.

:: About the kits ::
These absolutely gorgeous kits from Infinite Twist include all the hand-dyed yarn you will need to complete your project, and the pattern, in all size options. You can purchase a kit to knit exactly the sweater I am modeling here, or choose from other color options. A separate notions pack can also be purchased here that contains everything else you need to knit this top!

:: About the pattern ::
To The Flame is an oversized modular knit top, featuring an accent lace front panel worked with two different yarns held together, creating a marled color effect, as well as a unique texture inspired by the fur found on a moth.

The body is knit in Helix, a sport-weight two-ply Merino. The lace accent panel is knit with one strand of gradient-dyed Helix and one strand of Penumbra - a super soft blend of ultra fine mohair and polyamide.

Skill level: Intermediate. Techniques used: knitting, purling, provisional cast on, simple lace knitting, knitting in the round, three needle bind off, seaming, picking up stitches, hemming. I have written this pattern in such a way that knitters of ALL levels can knit it, by including photo and video tutorials, and clear instructions.

The lace panel portion of the pattern is both written and charted, for your convenience!

Sizes: 38 {42, 46, 50, 54, 58}” / 97 {107, 117, 127, 137, 147}cm at bust; see Schematic on pg. 2. Shown in size 50” / 127 cm with 12” / 30 cm of positive ease. I recommend knitting a size that will give you between 8” / 20cm and 12” / 30cm of positive ease.

Yarn: 1270 {1370, 1460, 1560, 1655, 1750} yds / 1161 {1253, 1335, 1464, 1513, 1600} m Sport weight yarn
Main Color (MC): 870 {970, 1060, 1160, 1255, 1350} yds / 796 {887, 969, 1061, 1148, 1234} m
OR 5 {5, 6, 6, 7, 7} skeins Infinite Twist Helix
Contrast Color 1 (CC1): 200 yds / 183 m for all sizes
OR 1 skein Infinite Twist Helix gradient
Contrast Color 2 (CC2): 200 yds / 183 m for all sizes
OR 1 skein Infinite Twist Penumbra

Note about yarn: If you decide to substitute yarn for the Front lace panel, and use just ONE yarn, be sure to swatch to achieve the correct size. You may need to go down a needle size.

Shown in:
MC: 6 skeins Infinite Twist Helix in Dovecoat (100% Merino wool; 200 yds per 67g)
CC1: 1 skein Infinite Twist Helix gradient in Glowing Embers (100% Merino wool; 200 yds per 67g)
CC2: 1 skein Infinite Twist Penumbra in Glowing Embers (65% Mohair, 35% Nylon; 200 yds per 36g)

Needles: Small: US 5 / 3.75mm : 16”, 20” - 24”, & 40” circular needles (DPN’s may also be used for knitting in rnd).
Large: US 6 / 4mm
OR sizes needed to obtain gauge. If substituting needle sizes, ensure that the Large needle is only one needle size larger than the Small.

Tools: tapestry needle, row counter, 2 optional stitch markers, 4 lengths of smooth waste yarn (2 for provisional cast on, 2 for holding sts), 1 stitch marker for noting beginning of round, 1 extra Small size needle or DPN for Three Needle Bind Off, small crochet hook

Gauge: 23 sts x 36 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in stockinette st knit flat using Small needles and MC yarn (taken after blocking).

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit.

Credits: Many many thanks go out to Cate from Infinite Twist for this amazing collaboration, Meaghan Schmaltz for her fabulous tech editing AND test knitting skills! I also want to thank photographer Katlyn Crisman for capturing this sweater.