Designed by Rachel Illsley of Unwind Knitwear. Orbits is a collaboration with Kokon Yarn and was been knit in two colours of their beautiful Merino Fingering, which is 100% Superwash Merino, exquisitely hand-dyed in South African.
Orbits is the fourth design in Rachel's Einaudi Collection – knitwear patterns inspired by pieces of music written by Ludovico Einaudi. And features stranded colourwork through the majority of the yoke and into the upper body and sleeves, with patterns that capture the mysterious, repetitive yet delicate essence of the music.
I'm thrilled to be able to offer Orbits as a kit that includes Kokon Merino Fingering and a Ravelry download code for the pattern.
There is a choice between the original colourway Moon and Space or eight carefully selected colourways; Rust and Rose Gold, Copper and Rust, Sea and Cacti, Oxidized and Sea, Leaf and Clay, Copper and Ice, Stone and Night, Rock and Dawn.
Orbits Kits are available in the following sizes in XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). It's recommended the wear with 4-8” / 10-20cm of positive ease as the bust. For example for 36" bust with 6" of positive ease you would knit medium.
The finished bust measurements (shown in inches) for each size are as follows
For a full schematic and measures see here.
You will also need
The sweater is worked seamlessly from the top-down. Short row shaping is incorporated to optimise the fit. The majority of the yoke features a stranded colourwork pattern which is worked from a chart. Once the yoke is completed, stitches are separated into body and sleeves, which are each worked separately and in the round. Stranded colourwork is incorporated into the upper body and sleeves. The lower body and sleeves are finished in stocking stitch using the main colour.
Kokon Merino Fingering are also available to purchase as individual skeins from our online shop.
For orders under £75 - £3.95
We use Royal Mail’s Tracked service for all our standard UK & CI orders.
When your order’s been dispatched, we'll send you a confirmation email with your tracking number. Your parcel will be with you in 3-5 working days (although it can take a little longer at busy times).
All international orders are sent airmail.
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