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Betty Mouat Sweater

Knitting
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
7 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
535 - 1070 yards (489 - 978 m)
full bust 30"-50"

Nautical Sweater with vintage Shetland Lace

Fitted by underbust and full-bust measurements to create the perfect fit.

The lace section is worked in the traditional Shetland cockleshell pattern, using Susan Steven’s no-purl garter stitch method.

The pattern includes two sleeve length options (cap sleeves, long sleeves), as well as charted and written lace instructions.

Yarn
You will need three shades of fingering-weight Shetland; between 535 and 1070 yards of MC (short sleeve) and 875 - 1675 yards of MC (long sleeve); or between 185 and 495 yards of two contrast colours, CC1 & 2 (same for both sleeve lengths). See pattern for detailed yardage information.

Video Tutorials
If you have questions about working no-purl garter stitch, or about the cockleshell lace, you may find it helpful to watch the Betty Mouat video tutorials that you will find here (demonstrated by Melanie Ireland)

Purchase information
When purchasing the Betty Mouat sweater, you will also receive the pattern for the BMC (Betty Mouat Cowl) together with the full text of issue 2 of Textisles, my digital magazine.