toor toor by alfa knits

toor toor

Knitting
March 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
1247 - 2187 yards (1140 - 2000 m)
XS, S, M, M2, L, XL finished measurements chest: 72, 82, 90, 98, 111, 121 cm (28½ / 32 / 35½ / 38½ / 43¾ / 47¾ “)
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Toor toor is wolof (language spoken in Senegal and part of West-Africa) for flower

Toor toor is a pullover or a tunic featuring a large intarsia motif and pockets. It is worked top down seamlessly in the round. The shoulder and sleeves construction is an improved version of the one I use in almost all my pullovers and cardis (inspired by the contiguous method of Susie Myers). I found a way to work them without breaking any yarn, yippie.

Included are

  • a photo tutorial to work ‘intarsia in the round’ in a separate pdf,
  • 3 different charts for the intarsia motifs and an empty chart if you should want to make your own motif,
  • a photo tutorial to work the folded hems and - as usual - lots of illustrations and schematics on techniques used.

Without the intarsia this is just a well fitting pullover - especially at the shoulders - that can be used again and again … with different colors, striping, texture, …

You will find 3 pdfs in the pattern: one with the smaller sizes (XS-S-M), another with the larger sizes (M2-L-XL) and the pdf with the phototutotrial on intarsia in the round.

Sizes: XS, S, M / M2, L, XL
finished measurements chest: 72, 82, 90, 98, 111, 121 cm (28½ / 32 / 35½ / 38½ / 43¾ / 47¾ “)
Best worn with no ease, a little negative or positive ease. Choose the size closest to your high bust measurement (under the armpit).

What you’ll need
fingering / 4ply
Yardage (as pictured)
MC1 (orange) ± 310, 350, 380, 420, 470, 515 m (340, 390, 420, 460, 515, 565 yards)
MC2 (red) ± 610, 700, 760, 830, 940, 1030 m (670, 770, 830, 910, 1030, 1130 yards)
CC (pink) ± 220, 250, 270, 300, 330, 370 m (240, 275, 300 , 330, 360, 400 yards)

3 mm (US 3) circular needle or size to obtain gauge
2.5 mm (US 1½ ) circular needle
6 markers
crochet hook for the provisional cast-on