Tortoiseshell by Sylvia Watts-Cherry

Tortoiseshell

Knitting
September 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in St st on 3.25mm needles after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
898 - 2008 yards (821 - 1836 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
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Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 81 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122.5, 133, 142, 152, 164)cm / 31¾ (36, 40, 44, 48¼, 52¼, 56, 59¾, 64½)“ – to be worn with 2.5-10cm / 1-4” positive ease.
Shingi’s height is 173cm / 5’8” with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 94cm / 37” and is shown wearing a size 3.

Yarn: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (fingering / 4-ply weight; 100% Shetland wool; 105m / 115yds per 25g ball)
Shades:
Yarn A: Ivory 343; 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) balls
Yarn B: Yellow Ochre 230; 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) balls
Yarn C: Mirage 722; 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) balls
Yarn D: Aubretia 1300; 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) balls
OR
Yarn A: approx. 643 (722, 806, 890, 970, 1084, 1189, 1294, 1424)m / 704 (791, 883, 975, 1063, 1187, 1302, 1417, 1560)yds
Yarn B: approx. 97 (109, 126, 139, 151, 168, 189, 206, 227)m / 106 (120, 138, 152, 166, 184, 207, 226, 249)yds
Yarn C: approx. 34 (38, 46, 50, 55, 59, 67, 71, 80)m / 37 (42, 51, 56, 60, 65, 74, 79, 88)yds
Yarn D: approx. 46 (50, 59, 63, 71, 76, 84, 92, 101)m / 51 (56, 65, 69, 79, 83, 92, 102, 111)yds

Gauge: 23 sts & 33 rows = 10cm / 4” over St st on 3.25mm needles after blocking.

Needles: 3.25mm / US 3 knitting needles AND needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round 3mm / US 2.5 knitting needles AND needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 3 stitch markers (including 1 unique for beg of round), waste yarn (for tubular cast-on), stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle

Notes: The front and back of Tortoiseshell are worked separately from the bottom up and seamed; stitches are then picked up for the neckband and sleeves and worked in the round. The back and sleeves are worked in St st with
yarn A. The front is worked in a St st and intarsia colourwork pattern. Use a separate ball of yarn or bobbins for each colour.