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Bláithín

Knitting
May 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in stockinette in the round
770 - 1470 yards (704 - 1344 m)
9 sizes, 30-50" bust
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Bláithín is an Irish name meaning “little flower”

This worsted-weight, soft Donegal cardigan features a colourwork yoke, inset pockets, i-cord edging, and a steeked front opening.

The design of this garment is simple, but some of the techniques involved in making it may be new to some knitters. The pattern includes instructions for all unfamiliar techniques, and additional support is also available on my website in a number of illustrated tutorials. Follow the links to 1) An introduction to Steeks 2) Crocheting and Reinforcement and 3) The Steek Sandwich.

http://katedaviesdesigns.com/tutorials/

For those who would like to modify the colourwork, the yoke is easily customised. It has been designed with short pattern repeats and decreases worked over plain rows. Insert your favourite motifs and make it your own!

Yarn:
Donegal Yarns “Soft Donegal” Merino (100g / 207 yards). Sample was worked in the following shades: 5228 (MC); 5207(CC1); 5236(CC2); 5230(CC3).

Sizes
Size 1 (32), 2 (34), 3(36), 4 (38), 5 (41), 6 (44), 7 (46), 8 (48), 9 (50) inches. Detailed measurement & sizing information is provided in the patten. Garment should be worn with 1-2 inches positive ease.

yardage

MC (yds) 770 820 890 980 1060 1150 1260 1360 1470
CC1 (yds) 100 110 110 120 120 130 130 140 140
CC2 (yds) 60 60 70 70 70 80 80 80 90
CC3 (yds) 40 50 50 50 50 50 60 60 60

Other materials
3 x 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) circular needles, 80-100cm (30-40”) long. 1 x 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) circular needle, 60cm (20”) long. Set of 5mm (UK 6/US 8) dpns for working i-cord. (Optional) set of 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) dpns for working sleeves (or work using long circular needle & magic loop method). Waste yarn in contrasting colour for provisional c/o and holding sts. Strong sock yarn for working crocheted reinforcement. 3mm (UK 11/US C/2-D/3) crochet hook. Tapestry needle. Dressmaking pins. 7 x 25mm (1”) buttons.