Turbulence : Knitty.com - Deep Fall 2017

Turbulence

Turbulence, a free knitting pattern from Knitty.com. Free knitting pattern for a DETAILS HERE.

INTRODUCTION

Turbulence

beauty shot

Tangy

Living in Florida affords me the luxury of always being near water, thus water tends to be a major source of inspiration. From the serene waters of a still pond to the ocean roaring before an onshore storm, I am continually fascinated and drawn to waterways for peace and recreation. I especially enjoy watching wave interference patterns. The stitch pattern I chose for my cocoon, especially when left unblocked, resembles turbulent waters with wave interference texture. It is my homage to the beauty of turbulence. The color I chose also reminds me of turbulent waters…or maybe beach glass. This versatile cocoon is lovely over a t-shirt when the chill of fall arrives (or for all of Florida winter). I have also worn it when I go into buildings that are kept too cold for my comfort. The loose fit is casual and cozy.

This cocoon is knitted flat as a large rectangle and then seamed to make armholes. Circular needles are used on the body to accommodate the large number of stitches. Armhole and neck edging is picked up and knit last. Selvedge stitches are worked throughout the piece to make sewing and edging easier. There is no shaping and minimal finishing. Using bulky wool allows the piece to work up quickly, have lovely stitch definition, and provide warmth against the chill of fall.

spacer model: Virginia Norman

spacer photos: Brian Norman

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SIZE

XS-S[M-L, 1X-2X, 3X-4X]
Fits bust 28-34[36-42, 44-50, 52-58] inches/ 71-86.5[91.5-106.5, 112-127, 132-147.5] cm 
shown in size M-L on a 36 inch/ 91.5 cm bust

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Back Width: 34.5[41, 50, 56] inches/ 87.5[104, 127, 142] cm
Back Neck to Hem Length: 34.5[41, 50, 56] inches/ 87.5[104, 127, 142] cm
Armhole: 13[14, 18, 20] inches/ 33[35.5, 45.5, 51] cm

MATERIALS

Yarn
spacer Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky [100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 137 yd/126 m per 3.6 oz/100 g skein]; color: Beach Glass; 8[9, 11, 12] skeins

Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter's gauge is unique]
spacer 1 US #10/6.0mm circular needle, 24-inch/61cm
spacer 1 US #9/ 5.5mm circular needle, 24- to 36-inch/61-91.5cm
spacer 1 US #9/5.5mm circular needle, 16-inch/40.5cm

Notions
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GAUGE

15 sts/19 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in pattern stitch on larger needles; unstretched

PATTERN NOTES

[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]

Selvedge stitches are worked throughout the pattern below.
Do not block the finished garment in order preserve the three dimensional texture.
Finished measurements are approximate, and garment is designed so fronts do not meet or overlap.

CHARTS

Scroll Stitch Pattern (multiple of 10 sts + 4)
Row 1 [RS]: K2, *yo, k8, k2tog; rep. from * to 2 stitches before end, k2.
Row 2 [WS]: K1, p1, *p2tog, p7, yo, p1, rep from * to 2 stitches before end, p1, k1.
Row 3: K2, *k2, yo, k6, k2tog; rep. from * to 2 stitches before end, k2.
Row 4: K1, p1, *p2tog, p5, yo, p3, rep from * to 2 stitches before end, p1, k1.
Row 5: K2, *k4, yo, k4, k2tog; rep. from * to 2 stitches before end, k2.
Row 6: K1, p1, *p2tog, p3, yo, p5, rep from * to 2 stitches before end, p1, k1.
Row 7: K2, *k6, yo, k2, k2tog; rep. from * to 2 stitches before end, k2.
Row 8: K1, p1, *p2tog, p1, yo, p7, rep from * to 2 stitches before end, p1, k1.
Row 9: K2, *k8, yo, k2tog; rep. from * to 2 stitches before end, k2.
Row 10: K1, p1, *yo, p8, ssp; rep from * to 2 stitches before end, p1, k1.
Row 11: K2, *ssk, k7, yo, k1; rep from * to 2 stitches before end, k2.
Row 12: K1, p1, *p2, yo, p6, ssp; rep from * to 2 stitches before end, p1, k1.
Row 13: K2, *ssk, k5,yo, k3; rep from * to 2 stitches before end, k2.
Row 14: K1, p1, *p4, yo, p4, ssp; rep from * to 2 stitches before end, p1, k1.
Row 15: K2, *ssk, k3, yo, k5; rep from * to 2 stitches before end, k2.
Row 16: K1, p1, *p6, yo, p2, ssp; rep from * to 2 stitches before end, p1, k1.
Row 17: K2, *ssk, k1, yo, k7; rep from * to 2 stitches before end, k2.
Row 18: K1, p1, *p8, yo, ssp; rep from * to 2 stitches before end, p1, k1.

chart

DIRECTIONS

BODY
With larger needles, cast on 124[154, 184, 204] sts using the long tail cast on.

Next row [RS]: begin working in Scroll Stitch pattern from the Chart or Written Instructions, working 12[15, 18, 20] repeats of the scroll pattern.

Work until piece is 34.5[41, 50, 56] inches/ 87.5[104, 127, 142] cm long from cast on edge.

Bind off all sts.

Fold piece in half from cast on edge to bind off edge with right sides together. Sew from edge toward fold leaving a gap approximately 6.5[7, 9, 10] inches/ 16.5[18, 23, 25.5] cm long for the armhole on both sides.

NECK EDGE
Pick up 224[278, 332, 368] sts (1 st for each cast on and bound off stitch) with long smaller circular needles along neck edge. Join to work in the round.

Purl 8 rounds.

Bind off.

ARMHOLE EDGE
With smaller needles, pick up and knit 46[50, 64, 71] sts (approximately 2 sts for every 3 rows) with short smaller circular needles around armhole. Join to work in the round.

Purl 6 rounds.

Bind off.

FINISHING

Weave in yarn ends. Do not block in order to preserve the wave-like texture of the pattern.

schematic

SCHEMATIC MEASUREMENTS
A: back width: 34.5[41, 50, 56] inches/ 87.5[104, 127, 142] cm
B: back neck to hem: 34.5[41, 50, 56] inches/ 87.5[104, 127, 142] cm
C: armhole: 13[14, 18, 20] inches/ 33[35.5, 45.5, 51] cm

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

designername Virginia Norman, Mistress of Nonconformknits, began knitting in 2008 and has been obsessively knitting and designing ever since. She has dreams of encouraging knitting quirkiness wherever she goes (and also dreams of filling a room full of many wonderful skeins of squishy soft alpaca yarn). She is a Florida native, living with many children and animals and one awesome husband!

Virginia can be contacted at Nonconformknits. Visit Virginia and Nonconformknits on Ravelry.

Pattern & images © 2017 Nonconformknits.