Inverleith Kit

An inclusively sized kit for a beautiful short sleeved top that's perfect for warmer climates or layering.

Size
Colour
ink
haar
gorse
campion

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  • Worked top down with a fun and easy construction, Inverleith is specifically designed to have similar proportions across the size range; with two options for cup sizing built in it’s a boxy shape that works with whatever curves you have. The shoulders are worked in one piece and then divided for front and back. The front and back are each worked flat and then joined in the round at the underarm. Folded cuffs are worked by picking up stitches around the armhole and the neck is finished with a simple edging worked by picking up stitches, knitting one round then binding off. There is very minimal finishing.

    Inverleith is written for 12 sizes and each size includes two bust shaping options. It is designed to be worn with 6-8” of positive ease at the full bust. The shoulders and chest have different proportions to each other in the smallest vs largest size. This allows for the sleeve bands to be in a similar position on the body across the size range. The result is that different sizes look different laid flat but closer in style when worn.

    VERSION INFORMATION

    inverleith_v.1.2.pdf

  • YARN

    Shown in Ysolda Sedum (40% merino, 30% linen, 30% silk, 109 yds / 600m, 100g) in Campion and Ink.

    We had Sedum spun for our most recent Shawl Club. It's a laceweight blend of merino, linen and silk that's soft, drapey and cool. After swatching with two strands held together I fell in love with the resulting fabric. For the shawl club I ended up using a single strand, but I couldn't stop thinking about how much I wanted to wear that swatch.

    So here we are — we ordered more yarn. I considered changing the specs to a sport weight to work Inverleith with one strand but decided that some of the lightness and drape would be lost. We stuck with the laceweight and used two strands held together.

    Sedum: 40% merino, 30% linen, 30% silk, 600m/ 656yds, 100g

    A–C: 1520(1675, 1805, 1925, 2110) [2255, 2340, 2515, 2645] (2830, 3020, 3115) yds / 1390(1530, 1650, 1760, 1930) [2060, 2140, 2300, 2420] (2590, 2760, 2850)m

    D+: 1610(1770, 1905, 2025, 2210) [2350, 2450, 2635, 2765] (2955, 3150, 3250) yds / 1470(1620, 1740, 1850, 2020) [2150, 2240, 2410, 2530] (2700, 2880, 2970)m

  • 1(2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9] (10, 11, 12)
    A–C: 36¾(39¾, 42½, 45¼, 48) [50¾, 52¾, 55¾, 58½] (61¼, 64, 66¾)" finished body circumference
    D+: 40¾(43½, 46¼, 49, 51¾) [54½, 57, 59¾, 62½] (65½, 68¼, 71)" finished body circumference D+ sizes include additional bust shaping and are 4” / 10cm larger at the bust than the corresponding A–C size.

    Choose a size closest to your full bust measurement plus desired amount of ease. If the difference between your high bust and full bust measurements is less than 4” or you do not have a bust make the closest A-C size and if it is larger than 4” make the D+ size. Shown in size 3 A–C with approx 7” of positive ease and size 7 D+ with approx 6” of positive ease at the bust. Refer to schematic for full garment measurements.

    Inverleith schematic
    Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    Inches
    Bust A–C 36 3/4 39 3/4 42 1/2 45 1/4 48 50 3/4 52 3/4 55 3/4 58 1/2 61 1/4 64 66 3/4
    Bust D+ 40 3/4 43 1/2 46 1/4 49 51 3/4 54 1/2 57 59 3/4 62 1/2 65 1/2 68 1/4 71
    Neck width 7 1/4 7 3/4 7 3/4 8 8 8 1/4 8 1/4 8 3/4 8 3/4 9 9 9 1/2
    Shoulder width 21 1/2 22 22 1/2 23 23 3/4 24 1/4 24 3/4 25 1/2 26 26 1/2 27 1/4 27 3/4
    Bicep 11 1/4 12 1/4 13 1/4 13 3/4 15 1/4 15 1/2 16 1/4 16 1/2 16 1/2 17 1/4 18 1/4 18 1/4
    Total length 22 1/4 23 1/4 24 24 1/2 25 1/2 26 26 1/4 27 27 1/4 28 1/4 29 29
    Length to underarm 11 1/2 11 3/4 12 12 1/4 12 1/2 12 3/4 13 13 1/4 13 1/2 13 3/4 14 14 1/4
    CM
    Bust A–C 92 99 106 113 120 127 132 139 146 153 160 167
    Bust D+ 101.5 108.5 115.5 122.5 129.5 136.5 142.5 149.5 156.5 163.5 170.5 177.5
    Neck width 18.5 19 19 20 20 21 21 21.5 21.5 22.5 22.5 23.5
    Shoulder width 54 55 56.5 57.5 59 61 61.5 63.5 65 66 68 69.5
    Bicep 28 30.5 33.5 34.5 38 38.5 40.5 41.5 41.5 43.5 45.5 45.5
    Total length 55.5 58 60 61.5 64 65 66 68 68.5 70.5 72.5 72.5
    Length to underarm 29 29.5 30 30.5 31.5 32 32.5 33 34 34.5 35 35.5
    Skeins of Sedum
    A–C
    3
    3
    3
    3
    4
    4
    4
    4
    5
    5
    5
    5
    D+ 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5

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