A cute twist on a traditional Icelandic Lopapeysa featuring little fox faces on the yoke.
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.
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.
Skills for knitting this project
Build your skills by following the links to our clear step-by-step tutorials.
Learn all of the skills you need to make Corstorphine with our beginner colourwork course. The Stranded Colourwork Basics course is a 4 week self-guided online knitting course, with continued access to the course so that you can return to each chapter for a refresher, again and again, whenever you need.
Aran weight yarn with good elasticity, wool or wool blends are ideal. Shown in Ístex Létt Lopi
Needles and notions
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.
Corstorphine adult_v1.3 and kid sizes_v1.4.pdf
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