Raise Up The Arches With Pillars Of Glory Jumper; worked in two pieces, front and back a like, joined at the side seams and shoulder seams, then pick-up stitches and knit ‘tube’ sleeves (no decreases or increases) just a rhythmic 3 x 3 rib in the round. The pattern is size adaptable so can be knitted for littler or bigger people. Light, contemporary and airy to wear - knitted in merino and silk (rib section) and alpaca, silk and cashmere (lace section). The pattern repeat is meditative with lots of yarn-overs and slipped stitches.
I suggest you dry flat. Do not pull too rigorously; wet thoroughly, lie out on a towel to dry naturally.
Blocking is the process of wetting your final piece of knitting to set the finished size and even-out the stitches. You can use any flat surface to block your garments, just be sure that your knitted piece lies flat and fully dries so that its shape sets.
YOU WILL NEED
Sample knitted in: 2 x 100g WARM MERRY O (and-dyed grey), 312m/100m, 50% superwash merino, 50% silk 1 x 100g WARM MOONSHINE (natural grey) , 400m/100g, 70% alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere
4mm needles and 3.5mm 100cm circular needle (using magic-loop method) or 4 x double pointed needles or Addi Crasy Trio (sock needles) for sleeves, sewing-up needle
20sts and 24 rows to 10cm over stocking stitch
FINISHED SIZE (when washed and blocked)
Sample; length 85cm, width 60cm, sleeve length 50cm, underarm to shoulder 16cm
For smaller or larger sizes add or subtract a pattern repeat. Each 16sts repeat (in brackets) is 8cm
ABBREVIATIONS k: knit | p: purl | R: row | st/sts: stitch/stitches slwyif: sl one st with yarn in front of work, do not work the st yo: yarn over - starting at front of work pass yarn over needle to the back. When you reach a yo on next row, work as directed. This should create a hole. kfb: k into front and back of st - this creates two sts out of one st k2tog/p2tog: k two sts together/p two sts together - this creates one st (left leaning decrease) ssk: slip one st knitwise, slip another st knitwise and k into the front of them together – this creates one st out of two sts (right leaning decrease) sl1 / sl1p: slip one st without working knitwise (with yarn at back of work) / purlwise (with yarn at front of work) psso: pass slipped st over st just worked