Urchin by Libby Jonson

Urchin

Knitting
January 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
716 - 1553 yards (655 - 1420 m)
37.75 - 65.5" / 96-166cm
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On the days you want to feel relaxed and fabulous, reach for Urchin.

Exuding understated grace, Urchin is oh-so-comfy and ideal for wearing over summery trousers, cute shorts and pretty skirts.

Her simple scooped neck and easy shape are flattering for a wide range of bodies, and her special details give Urchin a deliciously feminine feel, without any fuss.

Knitted from the top down, and incorporating subtle lace – making her perfect to wear without an extra layer underneath, Urchin is a quick and uncomplicated knit.

She’s a great project for new garment knitters, as well as experienced knitters looking for a soothing knit, and a fast
finish.

Try her in linen and cotton blends for a super-summery feel, or experiment with warmer yarns for an elegant layer when the weather cools.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9, 10, 11} (12, 13, 14, 15)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Full bust circ 37.75 (40, 41.5, 43.75, 45.75, 48) {49.5, 51.75, 53.75, 56, 57.5} (59.75, 61.75, 64, 65.5)“/ 96 (101.5, 105.5, 111, 116.5, 122) {125.5, 131, 137, 142, 146} (151.5, 157, 162.5, 166) cm

Shown in size 4 with 5.75”/14.5 cm positive ease.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size US 3/3.25 mm & US 4/3.5 mm circular needles 24”/60 cm long and the same sizes for knitting small circumferences.

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

5 stitch markers (1 removable).

Waste yarn or stitch holder (used for the right back shoulder sts; back sts; left front shoulder).

YARN
Approx. 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) {6, 7, 7, 7, 8} (8, 8, 9, 9) balls of DMC Natura Linen (58% linen, 26% viscose, 16% cotton; 164 yds/150 m per 50g) in colour “03”.

If substituting yarn approx. 655 710, 765, 820, 875, 930 {985, 1040, 1095, 1150, 1205} (1260, 1310, 1365, 1420) yds/600 650, 700, 750, 800, 850 {900, 950, 1000, 1050, 1100} (1150, 1200, 1250, 1300) m of heavy-fingering/sport-weight yarn.

GAUGE
22 sts and 34 rows = 4”/10 cm with US 4/3.5 mm needles, in stockinette stitch, flat and in the round, after wet blocking.

SKILL LEVEL
2 balls (see: https://www.trulymyrtle.com/blog/all-the-balls)