FAR HORIZONS by Valentina Cosciani
“Far Horizons” is a free ravelry pattern for a loose fitting t-shirt that is knit flat in one piece and then sewn up. Its unusual shape is due to the fact that the front is narrower than the back and to the sleeve seams that continue along the armholes. We start knitting the front in wide, garter stitch stripes, followed by a section in just one of the colours. The sleeve stitches are cast on at the underarms. The stitches at the center of the piece are bound off to shape a boat neckline and the work continues on the back of the sweater; at a certain point another colour is added. Then the sleeve stitches are bound off and work continues on the back, which features an interesting intarsia motif. The back of the sweater is longer than the front. Finally, the sleeves and underarms are sewn in a contrasting colour.
Finished measurements - Onesize
Bust circumference: 120 cm (47 ¼'')
Neck circumference: 50 cm (19 ¾'')
Length: 32 cm (12 ½'') from underarm measured along the front side; 37 cm (14 ½'') in from underarm measured along the back side.
Sleeves length: 10 cm (4'') from underarm.
Shown worn with bust size 96 cm (37 ¾'') and with 24 cm (9 ½'') of positive ease.
ITO Gima (Lace yarn; 100% cotton; 25 g ~ 211 m / 231 yds).
First colour (FC): 2 x ITO Gima #627 Rainy Day;
Second colour (SC): 2 - 3 x ITO Gima #625 Navy;
Third colour (TC): 1 x ITO Gima #626 Lime;
Needles & Notions
ITO Needle No. 3 号 (3,0 mm) or US 2.5.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
ITO Darning needle and scissors.
Pins and a tape measure for blocking.
16 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm (4'') in garter stitch (after blocking)