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LEY LINES

Ley Lines contemplates convergence. It plays with the vanishing point and the feel of looking skyward and seeing trees appear to stretch towards each other; looking to the horizon and seeing your road disappear. Its meeting parallel lines are created with travelling slipped stitches to striking graphic effect.

Design: Kjerstin Rovetta | Yarn: byLaxtons

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Ley Lines is a V-neck seamless set-in sleeve sweater knit from the top down. The sweater is knit section by section: the top-back is knit first from shoulders to armholes, stitches are picked up from the shoulders to work the top front, front and back are joined to work the body in the round, stitches are picked up from the armholes and sleeve caps are shaped with short rows, sleeves are worked straight to the cuff. The pattern also plays with slipping stitches, twisting stitches, and elegant bind-offs.

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

Finished bust circumference: 78.75 (86, 94, 102, 110, 118, 126, 134, 142, 150) cm / 31 (34, 37, 40.25, 43.5, 46.5, 50.5, 52.75, 56, 59)” - recommended to be worn with no ease at the bust but A-line shape makes a roomy body.

Yarn

byLaxtons Sheepsoft DK (100% British wool, Bluefaced Leicester / Masham blend; 220 metres / 240 yards per 100 g)

1135 (1250, 1400, 1540, 1665, 1780, 1955, 2090, 2350, 2465) metres / 1240 (1370, 1535, 1685, 1820, 1945, 2140, 2285, 2570, 2695) yards

Meterage is based on blousy sleeve option; less will be required for fitted sleeve option. Sample shown is knit in colourway Burnsall. Susi wears a size 3 with 3 cm / 1.25" of positive ease.

Needles

4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge; main needle)

3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” plus double-pointed needles (or needle size two sizes smaller than main needle)

Optional: 4.5 mm / US 7 needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” plus double-pointed needles (or one needle size larger than main needle to maintain gauge for knitting in the round)

Gauge

26 sts x 34 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat and in the round, in Travelling Right/Left Slip Stitch, after blocking - see note below for details on needle size)

24 sts x 34 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat and in the round, in Straight Slip Stitch, after blocking)

  • Back neck width: 11 (12.5, 12.5, 12.5, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14) cm / 4.5 (5, 5, 5, 5.5, 5.5, 5.5, 5.5, 5.5, 5.5)”
  • Crossback width: 34 (35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43) cm / 13.5 (13.75, 14.25, 14.5, 15, 15.5, 15.75, 16.25, 16.75, 17)”
  • Front neck drop: 18 (18, 18.5 19.25, 19.75, 20.25, 21.5, 22.5, 24.5, 24.5) cm / 7 (7, 7.25, 7.5, 7.75, 8, 8.5, 8.75, 9.5, 9.5)”
  • Armhole depth: 18.25 (18.75, 19.5, 20.5, 21.25, 21.75, 23, 24.25, 27, 28.25) cm / 7.25 (7.5, 7.75, 8, 8.25, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10.75, 11.25)”
  • Bust circumference: 78.75 (86, 94, 102, 110, 118, 126, 134, 142, 150) cm / 31 (34, 37, 40.25, 43.5, 46.5, 49.75, 52.75, 56, 59)”
  • Side length from underarm: 30.5 (31.75, 31.75, 33, 33, 34.5, 34.5, 35.5, 35.5, 36.25) cm / 12 (12.5, 12.5, 13, 13, 13.5, 13.5, 14, 14, 14.25)”
  • Waist circumference: 85.25 (93.25, 101.25, 109.25, 117.25, 125.25, 133.25, 142, 150, 158) cm / 33.5 (36.75, 39.75, 43, 46.25, 49.25, 52.5, 56, 59, 62.25)”
  • Upper sleeve circumference: 27.75 (30, 33, 36.25, 38.5, 40, 43, 45.25, 50.25, 52.25) cm / 11 (11.75, 13, 14.25, 15.25, 15.75, 17, 18, 19.75, 20.5)
  • Sleeve cuff circumference: 15.5 (16.25, 16.25, 17.75, 19.25, 19.25, 19.25, 20.75, 21.5, 23) cm / 6 (6.5, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 8.25, 8.5, 9)”
  • Sleeve length from underarm: 47 cm / 18.5”
  • Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
  • Model: Susi Schneider
  • Tech Editing: Marina Skua & Jessica Schwab
  • Graphic Design: Camille Romano

Ley Lines is one of the 12 wearable, modern patterns featured in

Issue 6 of Making Stories Magazine.

Issue 6 is available through our webshop in print and digital as well as in a subscription, through our Ravelry store as a digital version and our stockists.