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Sun Ray Ribbing

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This pattern can be purchased as an individual pattern, but it also available as part of
A Stitch in Time Vintage Knitting & Crochet Patterns, 1920-1949: Vol. 1

A Stitch in Time Vintage Knitting & Crochet Patterns, 1920-1949: Vol. 1

  • This stylish garment is knitted in separate pieces, which are each knitted from the bottom up. The vertically diminishing ribbing cleverly brings the pattern inward, creating a sun-ray effect. The raglan shaping creates a well-fitting neckline whilst continuing the rib pattern. The raglan sections of the sleeves and body pieces are joined together, then a circular needle is used to knit the neckband, creating the fiery tips of the rays encircling the collar bone and drawing the eye upwards.

    Sun-Ray Ribbing is knitted using Susan Crawford Excelana North, fingering weight a 100% british wool, which is soft against the skin and also has great elasticity and definition, both of which are essential for this form-fitting, ribbed garment. The shade is Siren, a warm, pillar-box red, which really sets off this fabulous design.

    Our model Fleur is shown wearing the third size to fit 97-102cm (38-40in). It is suggested you choose a size with 0-2.5cm (0-1in) of positive ease at the chest to achieve a similar fit to that shown.

    The pattern includes instructions for five sizes to fit chest measurements between 71cm (28in) and 132cm (52in) and contains clear written instructions plus a comprehensive schematic diagram and sizing chart.

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Excelana North, fingering weight, 100% British wool, 75% Cheviot, 25% Bluefaced Leicester (159m / 174yds per 50g skein approx)

    4 (4, 5, 6, 6) skeins, shade Siren

    Suggested needles
    1 pair 3mm (US 3) needles
    1 3mm (US 3) circular needle (80 or 100cm in length)
    1 pair 4mm (US 6) needles

    26 sts and 32 rows = 10cm (4in) using 4mm needles over rib pattern

    Stitch holders
    2 buttons

  • Simple knit and purl stitches
    Increases and decreases
    knitting in separate pieces
    Sewing up

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