Whakairo Top. Aroha Knits. Print Knitting Pattern



This is a beautifully printed knitting pattern which also includes a Ravelry download code. 

Knitting, like whakairo (Māori wood carving), requires patience and diligence.  Francoise or Aroha Knits using knitting to honour her heritage and carry the stories, values, and lessons of her people forward.  Here, she has created a piece to pay tribute to this art form, using twisted stitches and cables for a fabric rich in texture.  

This top is worked bottom-up, in the round until the armhole separation, where each side is worked flat. The drop shoulder, boxy type fit with minimal shaping only at the armholes, makes it really easy to make adjustments as you please.

We think this will be beautiful knitted up in Chaska Alpaca Sock yarn

Yarn:  Fingering yarn

Meterage: 732 (790, 870, 1005, 115, 1235, 1355, 1485, 1615) m

Size: Bust Sizes: 80 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155) cm

Finished Garment Bust Measurements: 90 (95, 103, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165) cm
4 in./10 cm of positive ease, with a boxy fit.

Needles: US 5/3.75 mm size and US 6/4 mm or size needed to obtain gauge, 32 in./ circular needle, and double-pointed needles or magic loop needle for sleeves.

5 stitch markers total, 1 unique for marking BOR
Scrap yarn, stitch holders or extra circular needles
Darning/tapestry needle

20 sts and 40 rows over 4 in./10 cm in garter stitch in US 5 (3.75 mm) and after blocking.
Gauge is not crucial to this project, but varying gauges will affect yardage and final measurements.

Level: Skilled

This is a printed knitting pattern.

Only 8 pieces in stock!



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We will gladly take returns on any item that is faulty or damaged, please refer to our returns page for full information. 

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