Balmacara by Mary Henderson

Balmacara

Knitting
May 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Colorwork pattern on US3 (3.25mm)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1250 - 2000 yards (1143 - 1829 m)
8-22
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THE FABRIC on Mary Henderson’stank top features tiny diamonds o fcolour in graduating shades of blue and cream, paired with delicate Fair Isle motifs in red and pink. The garment has a decidedly traditional feel, with its cropped length and edgings of
corrugated ribbing. It’s worked in the round, incorporating sections of steek stitches which are then cut to form the neck and arm openings. Mary has used Jamieson & Smith’s classic
Jumperweight Shetland wool.

Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (4ply weight; 100%
wool; 114m/125yds per 25g ball)

A TEAL (FC41) 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 x25g BALLS
B BLUE GREEN (FC34) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 x25g BALLS
C BLUE (75) 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 x25g BALLS
D APRICOT(53) 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 x25g BALLS
E PINK (95) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 x25g BALLS
F SALMON (9144) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 x25g BALLS
G RED (125) 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 x25g BALLS

SIZE TO FIT BUST
8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
81 86 91 99 107 112 117 122 cm
32 34 36 39 42 44 46 48 in

ACTUAL BUST
82 88½ 94½ 101 107½ 113½ 120 126½ cm
32¼ 34¾ 37¼ 39¾ 42¼ 44¾ 47¼ 49¾ in

ACTUAL LENGTH
47 48½ 48½ 49½ 51 51 51½ 52 cm
18½ 19 19 19½ 20 20 20¼ 20½ in

Chart A missing from the published pattern and download, here it is written out
The body rib is K1, P1 rib in the following colour sequence;
K1G, P1A for 3 rounds G=red J&S 125 A = Teal FC41
K1F, P1A for 3 rounds F= salmon 9144
K1E, P1A for 2 rounds E= pink 95
K1D, P1A for 1 round D= apricot 53
K1E, P1A for 2 rounds E = pink
K1F, P1A for 3 rounds F = salmon
K1G, P1A for 3 rounds G= red

17 rounds of rib for body

For Neck and Armhole ribs:
Here are the armhole and neckline rounds

K1G, P1A for 2 rounds G=red J&S 125 A = Teal FC41
K1F, P1A for 2 rounds F= salmon 9144
K1E, P1A for 1 rounds E= pink 95

Casting off with FC41. These days I tend to use an Icord cast off using needle size up so there is give in the cast off.