Balta is now available as an individual pattern.
Balta is also part of a new collection, The Shetland Trader-Book 2, by designer Gudrun Johnston.
The collection is now shipping- order here.
32 1/4 (35 3/4, 39, 42 1/4, 45 3/4, 49, 52 1/4, 55 3/4)”/ 82 (91, 99, 107.5, 116, 124.5, 132.5, 141.5) cms at chest
Recommended to be worn with approx 1-2 inches of negative ease
Shown in size 32 1/4” with 2 3/4 inches of negative ease
US 2/3mm 24-inch circular needle
US 2/3mm set of dpn’s or long circular needle (if you prefer using magic loop)
US 4/3.5mm 32-inch circular needle
US 4/3.5mm 16-inch circular needle
US 6/4mm 16-inch circular needle
Fingering weight yarn in the following amounts:
830 (915, 994, 1078, 1164, 1248, 1334, 1412) yards
Shown in Sparrow by Quince & Co (100% organic linen; 168yd 155m/50g) “Blue Spruce”
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Waste yarn or stitch holders (for holding live sts)
Crochet Hook US D3/3.25mm
One 1/2-inch Button
24 sts and 28 rows= 4 inches in Stockinette st on US 4/3.5mm
25 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in Lace Pattern on US 4/3.5mm
I recommend making a relatively large swatch, and washing and drying it to get an accurate gauge in linen
The front and back are worked from the bottom up as separate pieces and seamed together at the sides. Short rows are used to shape the lower body.