Nîle by Isabell Kraemer


April 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1094 - 1739 yards (1000 - 1590 m)
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
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designed in collaboration with Polo&Co

Nîle is worked seamlessly from the top down. The back part of the collar is worked first from a cast on at the center of the back. Stitches are then picked up from the long edge of the collar for fronts, sleeve caps, and back. A wide pattern panel, framed by 1x1 Rib and Stockinette stitch is running down the back. Raglan increases are used to shape the yoke. Once sleeve stitches are placed on hold the body is worked back and forth to the hem. Sleeve stitches are then picked up to work the sleeves top down in rounds to the cuffs last.

Polo & Co Bellac (291yds/266 m per 100g)
4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins, shown in color Suie.

Note: This yarn is no typical sport weight yarn! If substituting yarn, please choose a yarn that gives you the correct gauge and a fabric that is not too loose.
Testers used (amongst others): Plucky Knitter Bello DK, Malabrigo Rios, The Fibre CO Arranmore Light…and got beautiful results

US 7 (4.5 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for collar, body and sleeves.
US 6 (4 mm) DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for sleeve ribbing.

20 sts x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in Stockinette stitch on larger needle after blocking.
Collar width after light blocking:
approximately 4.75” (12 cm).

XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
finished bust circumference (fronts overlapping):
35.5 (38, 40.5, 41.5, 43.5, 47.5, 51.5)“
89 (95, 101, 103, 109, 119, 129) cm
Sample is worn with 3.25” (8 cm) positive ease at bust.

Stitch holders or waste yarn, 8 stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking tools.