Utility by Nicola Diggins


April 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
919 - 1181 yards (840 - 1080 m)
81 (86, 92, 97, 102, 107, 112) cm 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44)" bust measurement
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Utility has the ease and wearability of a favourite tee. The linen yarn will keep you cool in summer heat and gets softer with wear. It is knitted in the round from the bottom up starting with an i-cord cast on. It has a deep hem of slipped-stitch tea-towel stripes and you can embroider the back with your own monogram. The arms and neck are finished with attached i-cord.

To Fit
It is designed to be worn with 5-8 cm/2-3” positive ease but can be worn with 2.5 cm/1” of negative ease if preferred. The model is 170cm/5ft 6” tall and is wearing the fourth size with 8cm/3” ease.

Erika Knight Studio Linen (85% recycled rayon linen fibre and 15% premium linen; 120m/131yd per skein.
Main colour Bone (401)
Contrast colour Neo (404)

Herringbone pattern on larger needle: 27sts x 57 rounds = 10cm/4” after blocking.
Stocking Stitch on smaller needle: 22sts x 31 rounds/rows = 10cm/4” after blocking.
Adjust needle size to give the required tension.

Needles and Notions
1 x 4mm/US 6 circular needle 60cm/24” long.
1 x 3.75/US 5 circular needle 60cm/24” long
1 set 3.75/US 5 double-pointed needles.
3 x stitch markers.
Yarn needle and finer blunt ended tapestry needle for embroidery.