Recalibrate by Shanalines Designs | Recalibrate is a reversible modular fingering weight top knit at a loose gauge. 9 finished bust circumferences are provided, each with 2 length options (hip length or full length, 4” (10 cm) longer). There are a total of 18 sizes. This pattern is beginner friendly, and great for using up leftover bits of fingering weight yarn. Testers have been knocking it out of the park with amazing color combinations and striping patterns. They have mixed different fiber contents throughout their pieces, and recommend experimenting with swatching to see how different fiber content behaves together. Some test knitters found they preferred to use softer fibers for sections in direct contact with their skin, such as the underarm panels and sleeve cuffs. Pattern includes directions for how to adjust dimensions to make a perfect fit. I include photo tutorials of techniques as well as video explanations of style and fit. The pattern includes a full schematic and a blank coloring page. (NOTE: the schematic shown here in the pattern listing is a simplified version to give you a sense of the overall dimensions. Each component is spelled out for each size in the final pattern.) This size inclusive pattern has been professionally tech edited and every single size has been test knit!
Gauge: 17 stitches and 34 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in garter stitch
Finished Measurements: 9 finished bust measurements: 34.25” (38”, 43.25”, 47”) 52.25”, 56”, 61.25”, 65”, 70” / 87, (97, 110, 119.5) 132.5, 142, 155.5, 165, 178 cm
- Suburban Stitcher Sock, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon, 460 yd / 421 m per 100 g
- Suburban Stitcher Slub Sock, 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon, 438 yd / 401 m per 100 g
- Knitpicks Lindy Chain, 70% Linen, 30% Cotton, 180 yd / 165 m per 50 g
- Any fingering weight yarn can be used for this project, and it is a great one to use partial skeins, changing up the striping pattern!
Needle Size: US 7 (4.5 mm) min. length 32″ (80 cm) or size needed to get gauge. Many test knitters used a US 8 (5.0 mm) to get gauge. If you find your i-cord trim is tight, go up a needle size from your main working yarn for these portions.
Pattern Includes: Written Instructions, Photo Tutorials, Schematic & Blank Coloring Page
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Other Details: Techniques - Provisional cast-on, knit stitch, join-as-you-go modular knitting, purl stitch, i-cord bind off, Kitchener stitch.