Barbicel by Fiona Alice
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Barbicel

Knitting
August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch AND stranded colourwork
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
2197 - 3453 yards (2009 - 3157 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Finished bust circumference: 94 (104, 113, 123, 132, 142) cm / 37 (41, 441⁄2, 481⁄2, 52, 56)” – to be worn with 12.5-18 cm / 5-7” positive ease
Model has 89 cm / 35” bust, stands 172 cm / 5’ 8” tall, and is wearing size 3.

Yarn: Holst Garn Supersoft (4ply / fingering weight; 100% wool; 287 m / 314 yds per 50 g ball)
Yarn A: Holly 077; 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) balls
Yarn B: Spring 080; 1 ball
Yarn C: Nougat 001; 1 ball

Gauge: 26 sts & 32 rows = 10 cm / 4” over stocking stitch AND stranded colourwork pattern on 3.5 mm needles after blocking.

Needles: 3 mm / US 21⁄2 knitting needles
3.5 mm / US 4 knitting needles
3 mm / US 21⁄2 circular needle, 100 cm / 40” length for neckband
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: Stitch holders

Notes: Barbicel is worked separately in pieces before seaming together. Stitches are then picked up for the neckband to finish the cardigan. The stranded colourwork pattern is easy to memorise and we recommend you use two balls of yarn C when working a front section – one for rows 6 & 7 and the second for rows 13 & 14 – this way there will be no need to cut yarn C every few rows to reposition it, making for fewer ends to weave in.

If working with Holst Garn Supersoft , it is important to wash the gauge swatch before taking final measurements
as this yarn blooms considerably a er washing.