Bellahouston by Fiona Ellis


April 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1096 - 1918 yards (1002 - 1754 m)
Bust: 32 ½ (35 ½, 38 ¾, 42 ¼, 46 ½, 50 ½)" / 82.5 (90, 98.5, 107.5, 118, 128.5) cm
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Combining wearability with a dramatic arts and crafts inspired motif and detailing, this design will delight when both knitting & wearing it. The design on the back panel draws its inspiration from Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s “Argyle” Chair. It combines simple and sculptural elements with an emphasis on natural forms, to produce an intense and elegant patterning. This cardigan that would look as fabulous in the Willow Tea Rooms as it would on an afternoon a stroll through Bellahouston park!

The Back Yoke of this cardigan is worked in two pieces side to side from the center out then grafted together. Stitches for the Lower Back are picked up along the Yoke and worked down. Stiches for the Upper Back are picked up along the other edge of the Yoke and work up to the shoulders. The Fronts and Sleeves are worked in pieces from the bottom up. All pieces are then sewn together. You may work the stitch patterns from text or charts.

For more information on Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Argyle chair: