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) cmFinished 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
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.
This is a printed knitting pattern.
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