Ilma by Fiona Alice

Ilma

Knitting
June 2020
both are used in this pattern
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Tuck Stitch pattern using 4mm needles, before blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1556 - 3849 yards (1423 - 3520 m)
XS - S - M - L - 1XL - 2XL - 3XL - 4XL - 5XL
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This cropped jumper design by Fiona Alice cleverly combines two very different yarns with a tuck stitch texture pattern to create an unusual, airy fabric. The two yarns, an alpaca-wool 4ply and a silk- mohair laceweight, are from Danish yarn brand Isager. The tuck stitch texture incorporates narrow stripes of reverse stocking stitch. The sleeves also end in a band of reverse stocking stitch, before stitches are picked up to work the ribbed cuffs.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
a. Bust Circumference: 91 (101, 111, 121, 131) 141, 151, 161, 171cm / 35¾ (39¾, 43¾, 47½, 51½) 55½, 59½, 63½, 67½
Recommend ease +15 cm / 6”

YARN
Isager Alpaca 2 (light 4ply weight; 50% alpaca, 50% wool; 250m/273yds per 50g skein)
A 61; 4 (4, 4, 5, 6) 6, 7, 8, 9 skeins
Isager Silk Mohair (lace weight; 75% kid mohair, 25% silk; 212m/232yds per 25g skein)
B 00; 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) 4, 4, 5, 6 skeins

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES
Set of 3.5 mm (UK - /US 4)circular needles, 80 cm for Magic Loop method
Set of 4 mm (UK 8/US 6) straight or circular needles, 80 cm for working flat
A spare 4 mm needle or DPN for three-needle bind-off
Waste yarn
Darning needle
Blocking wires and t-pins
Locking stitch marker

TENSION
22 sts and 38 rows to 10 cm over Tuck Stitch Texture on 4mm needles, before blocking
20 sts and 36 rows to 10 cm over Tuck Stitch Texture on 4mm needles, after blocking

PATTERN NOTES
Ilma was originally published in The Knitter’s Issue 151, in June 2020. This entire pattern is worked with yarn A held double. When biding off stitches, bind off knitwise when working on a RS row and purlwise when working on a WS row.