Spiraling Knitted Shell

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CYCLONE: An area of closed, circular fluid motion rotating in the same direction as the earth, characterised by inward spiraling winds. Cyklon is a knitted sleeveless top which twists in a circular motion around the body, folding and draping according to how the wearer positions the armholes on the shoulders.


  • Approximately 745 (840, 915) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


  • 18 sts & 26 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
  • 22 sts & 20 rows = 4″ in Herringbone Pattern with Size B needle, after blocking

Size A needle (for Main Fabric):

  • One circular needle or pair of straights in size needed to obtain stockinette stitch gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4.5 mm (US 7)

Size B needle (for Herringbone Pattern):

  • One 24″ circular needle five sizes larger than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 8 mm (US 11)
Finished dimensions
  • 33 (35.5, 38)” circumference at chest
  • Intended ease: +0-2″
  • Sample shown is size 35.5″ with 0″ ease on model
  • Women’s S (M, L) to fit bust sizes 32 (34-36, 38)”
Alison Brookbanks
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Alison Brookbanks