Blairsden by Maria Olson
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Blairsden

Knitting
July 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1200 - 2000 yards (1097 - 1829 m)
Finished Bust: 27.5 (31, 34, 37.5)(41, 44, 47.5)" / 70 (79, 86, 95)(104, 112, 121) cm
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An easy wearing sport weight cardigan worked from the bottom up with gentle waist shaping, a flattering v-neck and eye catching stripes, Blairsden is the perfect light weight sweater to throw on when the weather cools off.

Finished Bust Measurements
27.5 (31, 34, 37.5)(41, 44, 47.5)” / 70 (79, 86, 95)(104, 112, 121) cm

Recommended Fit
1”/2.5 cm negative ease - 2”/5 cm positive ease

Yarn

  • Main Color
    Approximately 600 (650, 700, 750)(800, 850, 900) yds / 550 (600, 650, 700)(750, 800, 850) m sport weight yarn
  • Contrasting Color
    Approximately 400 (450, 500, 550)(600, 650, 700) yds / 375 (425, 475, 500)(550, 600, 650) m sport weight yarn

Needles

  • US 4/3.5 mm 24” or longer circular needle
  • US 4/3.5 mm double pointed needles
  • US 5/3.75 mm 24” or longer circular needle
  • US 5/3.75 mm double pointed needles

Notions

  • Tapestry needle
  • 4 stitch markers
  • 8 - 9 buttons, ¾” / 20 mm diameter

Gauge
24 stitches by 32 rows = 4”/10 cm square after blocking in stockinette stitch on US 5/3.75 mm needles

Stripe Pattern
CC : work 6 rows
MC : work 2 rows

Pattern Note
For a different look try working the stripe pattern in multiple or gradient colors, or swap the CC and MC stripe colors.