Corstorphine
Corstorphine
Corstorphine
Corstorphine
Corstorphine
Corstorphine

Corstorphine

A cute twist on a traditional Icelandic Lopapeysa featuring little fox faces on the yoke.

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Aran weight yarn with good elasticity, wool or wool blends are ideal.
Shown in Ístex Létt Lopi

18 sts and 28 rnds = 4˝ in st st in the rnd.

US 7 / 4.5mm 24” / 60cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Size 7 US / 4.5mm dpns or circular(s) for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the rnd.

Adult sizes: 33½[36½, 39, 41½] (44½, 47, 49½) [52½, 55, 57½, 60½]" finished chest circumference
Kid sizes: To fit approximately ages 3–4[4–5, 5–6, 6–7] (7–8, 9–10, 11–12)
Refer to measurements below for more details

Corstorphine is worked from the bottom up in the round and steeked (cut open). The sleeves and body are worked separately and joined together for the yoke. There is gentle waist shaping for a casual but flattering fit in the adult version and short rows are worked in both versions above and below the colourwork on the yoke to comfortably lower the front neckline. The buttonbands are knit on after cutting the steeks.

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  • Corstorphine will arrive as one pdf when downloaded from ysolda.com, with separate directions for adult and kid sizes. Note that there is some overlap in the finished chest measurements between the largest kid and smallest adult size. The kid's version has different proportions, no waist shaping, and is intended to be worn with more positive ease. For older girls you may prefer the adult version. 

    Modelled photos ©Kate O’Sullivan

    VERSION INFORMATION

    Corstorphine adult and kid sizes_v1.1.pdf

  • YARN

    Aran weight yarn with good elasticity, wool or wool blends are ideal.
    Shown in Ístex Létt Lopi (100% Icelandic wool, 109yds / 100m, 1.76oz / 50g). 

    MC – #0054 Light Ash Grey 
    CC1 – #0058 Dark Heather Grey 
    CC2 – #0005 Black Heather
    CC3 – #9427 Rust Heather

    Adult sizes:

    MC: 680(725, 750, 825) [850, 900, 925] (995, 1020, 1070, 1095) yds / 620(665, 685, 755) [775, 820, 845] (910, 935, 980, 1000)m.

    CC1: 155(165, 170, 190) [195, 205, 210] (230, 235, 245, 250) yds / 140(150, 155, 170) [175, 190, 195] (210, 215, 225, 230)m.

    CC2: 60(65, 65, 75) [75, 80, 85] (90, 90, 95, 100) yds / 55(60, 60, 65) [70, 75, 75] (80, 85, 85, 90)m.

    CC3: 25(25, 25, 30) [30, 30, 35] (35, 35, 40, 40) yds / 20(25, 25, 25) [30, 30, 30] (30, 35, 35, 35)m.

    Kids sizes

    MC: 340(410, 445, 505) [545, 610, 675] yds / 315(375, 410, 460) [500, 555, 620]m.

    CC1: 85(105, 115, 130) [140, 155, 170] yds / 80(95, 105, 115) [125, 140, 155]m.

    CC2: 25(30, 35, 40) [45, 50, 55] yds / 25(30, 30, 35) [40, 45, 50]m

    CC3: 15(20, 20, 20) [25, 25, 30] yds / 15(15, 20, 20) [20, 25, 25]m.

    NEEDLES AND NOTIONS

    US 7 / 4.5mm 24" / 60cm  or longer circular needle.

    US 7 / 4.5mm dpns or circular(s) for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the rnd.

    Stranded colourwork gauge is highly personal. You may need to use a smaller or larger needle for the colourwork.

  • inches 
    chest 33½ 36½ 39 41½ 44½ 47 49½ 52½ 55 57½  60½
    hip 32½ 35 37½ 40½ 43 45½ 48½ 51 53½ 56½ 59
    waist 31 33½ 36½ 39 41½ 44½ 47 49½ 52½ 55 57½
    upper arm 12¾ 13 14 15 15¼ 16¼ 17 17½ 18½ 19¼ 19¾
    cuff 10¾ 10¾ 10¾ 10¾ 12 12 12
    sleeve length 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19
    back yoke depth 8 9 10 10¼ 10¾
    cm
    chest 84.5 91 97.5 104.5 111 117.5 124.5 131 137.5 144.5 151
    hip 81 87.5 94.5 101 107.5 114.5 121 127.5 134.5 141 147.5
    waist 77.5 84.5 91 97.5 104.5 111 117.5 124.5 131 137.5 144.5
    upper arm 31.5 33 35 37 38.5 40.5 43 44 46 48.5 49.5
    cuff 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.5 26.5 26.5 26.5 26.5 30 30 30
    sleeve length 47.5 47.5 47.5 47.5 47.5 47.5 47.5 47.5 47.5 47.5 47.5
    back yoke depth 18.5 19 20 21 21.5 22.5 23.5 24 25 26 26.5
  • Technique Thursday - Joining the sleeves and body on a seamless bottom up sweater
    Technique Thursday - Wrapless short rows
    Technique Thursday - Choosing colours
    Technique Thursday - Colour dominance