Post Using Shibui Nest
Post Using Shibui Nest
Designer Julie Hoover calls Post a ‘fully fashioned popover.’ An elegant blend between a poncho and a capelet, it’s just the piece to pop on for an added layer of warmth on chilly days. Vents at each side allow for free arm movement, while a short, upstanding collar keeps you nice and cozy.
Post was knit with DK-weight Shibui Nest. At its core, this yarn has a soft wool-and-alpaca strand. This, in turn, is wrapped with thin, contrasting, criss-crossing strands of fine wool. The difference in tension between the inner and outer strands gives this yarn a wee wave. As a result, Nest creates a bouncy, squishy, soft fabric with an intriguing texture and marled look.
38 1/4 (40 3/4, 43 3/4, 46 3/4, 50 3/4, 54 3/4)"/97 (103.5, 111, 118.5, 129, 139)cm finished shoulder girth*, to fit approximate bust size 30-34 (36-40, 42-46, 48-52, 54-58, 60-62)"/76-86.5 (91.5-101.5, 106.5-117, 122-132, 137-147.5, 152.5-157.5)cm.
Model is wearing size 40 3/4"/103.5cm with 34"/86.5 cm bust size in Glacier.
*Measure shoulder girth as the horizontal circumference around the shoulders at the front breakpoint level with the arms down.
6 (6, 7, 7, 9, 9,) skeins Shibui Nest (175 yds/160m each).
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4mm) 16"/40cm and 24"/60cm circular needles or size to obtain gauge.
US 5 (3.75mm) 16"/40cm and 24"/60cm circular needles one size smaller than gauge needle.
Stitch holders or waste yarn.
Locking markers or coilless safety pins.
Blunt tapestry needle.
T-pins and blocking wires (optional but recommended).
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch with gauge needle, after blocking.
The Free Pattern
Printed Post Pattern (Requires shipping).
COLOR: 2208 Glacier. A color inspired by the reflections of sky and water on a cold, clear day.
COLOR: 2206 Black Plum. A color inspired by the fruit at it's most perfect ripeness.
COLOR: 2207 Vintage Rose. A pinkish-mauve color inspired by a favorite lipstick.
COLOR: 2018 Bordeaux. Just like wine.
COLOR: 2185 Deep Water. Ocean Blue.
COLOR: 2186 Dusk. Purpleish navy.
COLOR: 2002 Graphite. Slate blue-grey.
COLOR: 2016 Suit. Navy blue.
COLOR: 11 Tar. Slate-y charcoal.
COLOR: 2017 Velvet. Rich dark grape.
COLOR: 2001 Abyss. Black and grey marl.
COLOR: 2003 Ash. Ash and iron marl.
COLOR: 2181 Bone. Frosty white and iron marl.
COLOR: 13 Caffeine. Milky coffee and iron marl.
COLOR: 2038 Cove. Teal and black marl.
COLOR: 2004 Ivory. Warm white and iron marl.
COLOR: 2041 Pollen. Golden mustard and iron marl, reminiscent of a honey bee.