Balta by Gudrun Johnston
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Balta

Knitting
October 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
830 - 1412 yards (759 - 1291 m)
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
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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.

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Sizes
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

Needles
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

Yarn
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”

Notions
Stitch markers
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

Gauge
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

Construction
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.