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Sculpt is the fifth design in my Organics Collection, a series of designs inspired by the natural world and by other artists whose own work explores nature. Sculpt takes inspiration from the Instagram account “Sculpt the World” by artist Jon Foreman, who creates land art and sculpture in outdoor locations using natural materials. I wanted to create my own sculpture using shapes inspired by nature through delicate and intricate cablework.

The wearer is 5’10” with a 37” chest circumference. The sample has been worked in size L, giving the wearer 9” / 22.5cm of positive ease at the chest. An extra 1” of length has been added to the body and sleeves to allow for the wearer’s height.

This garment is graded into sizes XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). Recommended positive ease is 4-10” / 10-25cm at the chest circumference.
Finished Garment Chest Circumference: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) (53.5, 58, 62, 66)“ / 85 (95, 105, 115, 125) (134, 145, 155, 165) cm.

Using 2.75mm / US size 2 needles, or needle size required to meet gauge, 34 stitches over 44 rounds in cablework pattern, blocked, creates a 4x4”/10x10cm square.
Using 3mm / US size 2.5 needles, or needle size required to meet gauge, 32 stitches over 36 rounds in stockinette, blocked, creates a 4x4”/10x10cm square.

The sample has been worked using The Fibre Fox’s Alpaca Silk Fingering base (70% SW Baby Alpaca / 20% Silk / 10% Cashmere; 400m / 438yds per 100g) in colourway Wisteria.

Test knitters were also able to achieve gauge using the following yarn substitutes:
Sandnes Alpakka Silke (70% Baby Alpaca / 30% Silk)
Isager Alpaca 2 (50% Alpaca / 50% Merino)
Drops Nord (45% Alpaca / 25% Wool / 30% Polyamide)

YARDAGE (includes ~10% excess)
1182 (1269, 1439, 1533, 1706) (1803, 1959, 2070, 2164) metres
1293 (1388, 1575, 1677, 1866) (1972, 2143, 2264, 2367) yards
296 (317, 360, 383, 426) (451, 490, 517, 541) grams

2.75mm / US size 2 circular needles (to work neckband, cablework, cuffs and waistband; varying cable lengths would be helpful)
3mm / US size 2.5 circular needles (to work body and sleeves; varying cable lengths would be helpful)
1 marker
tapestry needle to weave in ends

-Long tail cast on
-Joining and working in the round
-Working half-twisted ribbing
-Reading cable written instructions and / or cable charts
-Working twisted knit cables
-Working m1R and m1L increases
-Separating yoke into body and sleeves
-Using the cable cast on for underarm stitches
-Working a repeated pattern of decreases
-Working K2tog and SSK decreases
-Standard bind off
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