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« on: August 20, 2012 11:43:02 AM »

 The yarn for this jersey is the Rowan kidsilk haze stripe by Kaffe Fassett.  You are supposed to use it to knit a scarf but I loved the colours so much I wanted a jersey.   It was not cheap.  I paid 17.50 a ball but it only took two balls to make.  It is not hard to knit but it is quite hard to undo mistakes because the yarn felts itself together almost as soon as it is knitted.

The jersey  is quite delicate and I am being very careful about handwashing it etc but I love it so much.  The colours make me think of clouds and sunsets.



I made up the pattern as I went along which is why some of the increases are in odd places.  Also although I did write it down it was on a rather scrappy piece of paper and part of it got lost so I have had to try and recreate it from memory.  So if you do try this think about it as you go as there may be some mistakes. 

Basically it is knit from cuff to cuff with a plain slit/boat neck opening and the stitch alternates 12 rows of "wool round needle, knit two together, knit one" with 6 rows of stocking stitch.

Kidsilk Haze Stripe Jersey

Yarn by Rowan and Kaffe Fassett. 2 x 50g balls of Kidsilk Haze Stripe.
5 mm circular needle. You can use a pair of longish needles but you will need a circular one for the bottom rib and it is easier to knit across the whole body if you use a circular needle. 21/22 rows and 15/17 stitches to 10 cm.  I am 108cm/42.5 inch bust.  You could probably make it larger or smaller simply by increasing or reducing the number of rows across the chest.

Cast on 44 stitches   (The cuff)
15 rows of Knit 1 Purl 1 rib
6 rows of stocking stitch
12 rows:   Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 14 times.
6 rows stocking stitch (Increase one stitch at beginning of first 2 rows and 1 stitch in the middle of the third row)                            (47 stitches)
12 rows:   Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1)  15 times
6 rows stocking stitch (Increase one stitch at the beginning of each row)      (53 stitches)
12 rows:   Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 17 times
6 rows stocking stitch (Increase 1 stitch at each end and in the middle of each knit row)
                              (62 stitches)
6 rows:      Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 20 times
(Increasing for the body)
Next row:   Cast on 6 stitches at beginning  of next row. Knit 8 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 20 times.                     (68 stitches)
Next row:   Cast on 6 stitches at beginning  of next row. Knit 8 (wool round needle, Knit 2, together, Knit 1) 22 times.                     (74 stitches)
4 rows:      Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 24 times
6 rows stocking stitch, casting on 4 stitches at the beginning of each row.   (98 stitches)
2 rows:      Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 32 times
Next row:   Cast on 12 stitches, Knit 14 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 32 times
Next row:   Cast on 12 stitches, Knit 14 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 36 times
Next row:   Cast on 12 stitches, Knit 14 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 40 times
Next row:   Cast on 12 stitches, Knit 14 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 44 times
                              (146 stitches)
6 rows:      Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 48 times
5 rows stocking stitch
Next row:    Purl to centre, turn.                  (73 stitches)     
(The body - front)
Next row:   cast on 4 stitches, * Knit 4 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1)24 times
                              (77 stitches)
Next row:   Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 23 times, wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 3. *
Next 10 rows:   Repeat from * to * 5 times.
(6 rows stocking stitch, repeat  from * to * 6 times.) Three times.  Slide stitches onto a needle holder.
(The body - back)
Now return to the needle with the 73 stitches. Join thread at centre, cast on 4 stitches and purl to end                              (77 stitches)
Next row:   **Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 23 times, wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 3
Next row:   Knit 4 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 24 times**
Next 10 rows:    Repeat from ** to ** 5 times
(6 rows stocking stitch, repeat  from * to * 6 times.) Three times.
Next row:   Knit 73 stitches.  Pick up the 4 garter stitches from the other half and alternate them with the last 4 stitches. Then cast them off, 2 at a time so that one side overlaps the other. Knit the remaining 73 stitches.
Beginning with a Purl row work another 5 rows of stocking stitch.       (146 stitches)
6 rows:       Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 48 times
(Decreasing for the second sleeve)
Next row:   Cast off 12 stitches, Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 44 times
Next row:   Cast off 12 stitches, Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 40 times
Next row:   Cast off 12 stitches, Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 36 times
Next row:   Cast off 12 stitches, Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 32 times
                              (98 stitches)
2 rows:      Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 32 times
6 rows stocking stitch, casting off 4 stitches at the beginning of each row.   (74 stitches)
4 rows:      Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 24 times
Next row:   Cast off 6 stitches at beginning  of next row. Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2, together, Knit 1) 22 times.                     (68 stitches)
Next row:   Cast off 6 stitches at beginning  of next row. Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 20 times.                     (62 stitches)
6 rows:      Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 20 times
6 rows stocking stitch (Decrease 1 stitch at each end and in the middle of each knit row)
                              (53 stitches)
12 rows:   Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 17 times
6 rows stocking stitch (Decrease one stitch at the beginning of each row)   (47 stitches)
12 rows:   Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1)  15 times
6 rows stocking stitch (Decrease one stitch at beginning of first 2 rows and 1 stitch in the middle of the third row)                            (44 stitches)
12 rows:   Knit 2 (wool round needle, Knit 2 together, Knit 1) 14 times.
6 rows of stocking stitch
15 rows of Knit 1 Purl 1 rib
Cast off.
Sew up the side seams and sew down the neck edges to give the width of neck you want. (In my case it was about 30 cm.)
Using a circular needle, pick up 142 stitches around the bottom edge and do about 20 rows of Knit 1 Purl 1 rib. Cast off.
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craftykrish2010
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012 07:51:31 PM »

Hi! Cheesy

Just loved the way colors are laying!
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winter83
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012 12:32:58 AM »

I love this! I really like the vertical stripes the colors make. I love stripes on a shirt but I will never wear horizontal stripes. 
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