Thursday, 10 September 2015

Knitting Knotes - Wizadora


Loved this pattern when I saw it in The Knitter, Issue 71.

I had some yarn left over form other projects and I picked up the Sirdar Ella in a bargain bucket for £1.60 a ball. The pattern calls for 8 colours but I decided to double up in the purple and only use 7.

A = Purple - King Cole Giza
B = Lilac - Sirdar Ella
C = Pale Blue - Sirdar Ella
D = Turquoise - Bergere Estivale
E = Dark Blue - Sirdar Ella
F = Green - Adriafil Giada
G = Denim Blue - Sirdar Calico
H = Purple - King Cole Giza

Here is the order:


These yarns are thicker than the pattern so I did a smaller than usual size on 3.25mm for the 1x1rib and 4mm for the body.

Finished measurements:
Length = 62cm
Chest = 120cm
Length to arm = 33cm

Back

For the rib I cast on 109sts and did 10cm in 1x1 rib.
On the last row I increased to 121sts which was the 2nd size.

I did the pattern for 29cm - then began the increases. One pattern repeat + 14 rows
I did the divide for back neck at three pattern repeats + 10 rows.
I followed the pattern for the shaping.


Front

Same but I did the front divide at two pattern repeats + 30 rows.

Neck

10 down each side at the back and 55 along the middle back.
20 down each side at the front and 45 along the middle front.

This gave me 170sts - much more than required by the pattern.
I used a circular needle and did decreases at the seams between back and front on rows 3 to 13.
I did this by decreasing 2sts at each seam = 4 a row.
Then knit 1 row in 1x1 and cast off.

Arm Cuffs

Pick up 53 down each side with a circular needle = 106sts.
2cm rib 1x1

I hardly used any yarn at all - I could make another out of what is left!


Here is my version of Eldora - I called it Wizadora:) I love it. 






6 comments:

  1. It looks like a lovely comfortable top to wear. A great way to use up leftovers.

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    1. I quite fancy an autumnal coloured one too.

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  2. It looks lovely well done, Kemps wool shop have some great bargains in their clearance section. I've got a little stock of Ella built up. Love the name you've given your top x

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    1. I like the Ella it has a lovely shimmer.

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  3. Love you Wizadora version! Such great colour combos too :-D

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