I’ve only got a few more patterns to introduce to you from Among Stones. Today it’s going to be Dolmite. The knitters in my group are also gearing up to start an Among Stones KAL for August! There has been voting going on and it looks like both Dacite and Liathite are both evenly sharing the popularity with Gabbro coming up close behind! With such a mix of favorites we’re going to have a full book KAL so come and join us! I’ve even added a coupon code that’s valid for the next week (until the end of the month) that will give you 20% either the digital or print version of Among Stones. Just click ‘Add to Cart’ and then ‘Use a Coupon Code’ and enter STONEKAL to get your discount.
The KAL will begin on the 1st of August and will run to the end of September – one of the prizes I’m going to have will be a beautiful skein of Fleece Artist ‘Maiden Hair’ with the beads needed to make Serpentinite.
So now to take a look at Dolmite…I better warn you if you haven’t tried Blue Sky Alpaca ‘Brushed’ Suri’ before it’s like petting a kitten. Warm, soft, fluffy and as light as air. I really, really, didn’t want to take the sample off when we finished the photographs! I also discovered that taking photos of a light color is really difficult, the details either blend into the yarn fuzz or get blown out so I’ll add a few words to describe :-)
The photo above show the neck line, it starts with a provisional cast on and folded hem that forms the casing for the I-cord tie. Then a deep funnel collar is worked and allowed to slouch. From here the garment is worked as a standard top down raglan.
Here is the first photo of the hem detail. As I was working the sample I wanted to do something a little different at the hem. My first idea involved folding the front and seaming it together but it just didn’t quite work. As I was playing with the edge the simple but effective solution came to me. The back section is worked from the front and without much difficulty an interesting flared bottom edge emerged.
You can see the detail a little better here, it creates a very unique feature that’s still simple enough to be very wearable.
This yarn is knit at a loose gauge so that the top almost floats as you wear it – plus it uses very, very little yarn :-)
To fit actual bust circumference up to: 32.5 (35.25, 37.75, 41.75, 44.5, 47.25, 51.25, 53.75)â€/ 82.5 (89.5, 95.5, 106, 113, 119.6, 130.5, 136.5) cm.
0-1â€ / 0-2.5 cm suggested negative ease.
Bust Circumference: 32 (34.75, 37.25, 41.25, 44, 46.75, 50.75, 53.25)â€/ 81.5 (88.5, 94.5, 105, 112, 118.5, 129, 135.5) cm.
Length: 24.25 (24.25, 24.75, 25.25, 25.5, 26.5, 26.5, 27.25)â€/ 61.5 (61.5, 63, 64, 65, 67.5, 67.5, 69) cm to longest point at back, not including collar.
Size 34.75â€ / 88.5cm modeled with no ease.
Blue Sky Alpacas â€˜Brushed Suriâ€™ (67% Baby Suri, 22% Merino, 11% Bamboo, 130 m/ 142 yds per 50g); color: Whipped Cream (900): 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins.
Needles & Notions
1 US size 10.75 / 7mm circular needle, 16â€/ 40cm long for collar
1 US size 10.75 / 7mm circular needle, 32â€/ 80cm long (or longer for bigger sizes)
1 set US size 10.75 / 7mm double-point needles (if magic loop is not used for sleeves)
Stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle, stitch holder, crochet hook for provisional cast on.
12 sts / 18 rows = 4â€/ 10 cm in st st