Bambasala by Åsa Tricosa
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Bambasala

Knitting
November 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch on 5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
820 - 1312 yards (750 - 1200 m)
81 (86, 91, 97, 102) [107, 112, 117, 122, 127] cm / 32 (34, 36, 38, 40) [42, 44, 46, 48, 50] in
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Bambasala is an Aran weight Cardigan with sneaky pockets – they’re double knitted but there are also instructions for simpler inline pockets (tutorial link).

The yarn, Little Grey Sheep Gotland Aran, is produced on Emma’s farm and has warmth, a slight halo, loft, and just the right sort of whiff of sheep to it. I want to knit with it forever.

Just like the Ziggurat (Simple Ziggurat), Bambasala has these features:

  • tailored shoulders
  • seamless
  • knitted top down
  • optional waist (and rear) shaping
  • optional bust darts
  • bold colour blocks
  • simple, pleasing lines
  • set in sleeves

The collar, button bands, and pockets are also knitted as you go. Not a seam in sight. Not one.

Approximate yarn requirements
MC
550 (580, 620, 660, 700) 730, 770, 800, 840, 870 m
600 (640, 680, 730, 770) 810, 850, 880, 930, 960 yds

CC
230 (250, 260, 280, 290) 300, 320, 330, 350, 350 m
250 (270, 280, 300, 320) 330, 350, 360, 380, 390 yds

Optional: Scraps for contrasting pocket linings. I used The Little Grey Sheep Gotland 4ply Colour Work (mini) skeins.

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