Balustrade by Emma Vining

Balustrade

Knitting
September 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch with larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1340 - 1876 yards (1225 - 1715 m)
8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 (UK sizes)
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“My jumper was inspired by the beautiful stairways in Somerset House in London,” says Emma Vining. “On a recent visit, I noticed the shadows created by the lighting on the steps - the banister railings could be seen as shadows on the stairs themselves. The combination of lace and cables creates soft lines of steps that move across the garment and meet in the centre.”

Sizes

  • Size 8:To fit bust 81cm (32”); Actual Bust 84.5cm (33.25”); Actual Length 49.5cm (19.5”); Sleeve Seam 44cm (17.25”)
  • Size 10:To fit bust 86cm (34”); Actual Bust 89.5cm (35.25”); Actual Length 50cm (19.75”); Sleeve Seam 44cm (17.25”)
  • Size 12:To fit bust 91cm (36”); Actual Bust 96cm (37.75”); Actual Length 51cm (20”); Sleeve Seam 44cm (17.25”)
  • Size 14:To fit bust 97cm (39”); Actual Bust 102cm (40.25”); Actual Length 51.5cm (20.25”); Sleeve Seam 44cm (17.25”)
  • Size 16:To fit bust 102cm (41”); Actual Bust 108.5cm (42.75”); Actual Length 52.5cm (20.75”); Sleeve Seam 44cm (17.25”)
  • Size 18:To fit bust 107cm (43”); Actual Bust 113.5cm (44.75”); Actual Length 53.5cm (21”); Sleeve Seam 44cm (17.25”)
  • Size 20:To fit bust 112cm (45.5”); Actual Bust 120cm (47.25”); Actual Length 53.5cm (21”); Sleeve Seam 43cm (17”)
  • Size 22:To fit bust 117cm (48”); Actual Bust 126.5cm (49.75”); Actual Length 54cm (21.25”); Sleeve Seam 43cm (17”)
  • Size 24:To fit bust 122cm (50”); Actual Bust 132.5cm (52.25”); Actual Length 54.5cm (21.5”); Sleeve Seam 42cm (16.5”)

Gauge

  • 27 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over Charts A and C and K2, P2 rib on 3.75mm needles, slightly stretched.
  • 23 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over st st on 3.75mm needles.

Yarn Requirements
West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious (DK weight; 70% Falkland wool, 30% British alpaca;
225m/265yds per 100g balls) - Antique Gold (203)

  • 8 - 14 - 5 balls
  • 16 - 20 - 6 balls
  • 22 - 24 - 7 balls

Needles and Accessories

  • 1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knitting needles
  • 1 pair 3.75mm (UK 9/US 5) knitting needles
  • Spare needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle