Bluebells by Kate Davies
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Bluebells

Knitting
November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1371 - 1640 yards (1254 - 1500 m)
30¼ - 48 in

One of my favourite wild flowers, bluebells transform the woods and glens with their luminous glow throughout the month of May and are one of the undoubted highlights of a Scottish Spring. I think bluebell flowers are at their most lovely when they flip upwards just before they turn to seed, and this is how they are represented on this neatly-fitting, Shetland wool pullover. Stranded colourwork is situated high up on the yoke, necklace style, and the motifs are echoed around the hem and cuffs. The shallow colourwork motifs create the effect of a delicate garland of bluebells framing the face and shoulders.

Sizing
Bust at underarm
30¼ (32, 33¾, 35½, 37¾, 40½, 42¼, 44½, 46¼, 48) in
For a close fit (as pictured) select a size with 1in negative ease from your actual bust measurement. For a neat fit, choose a size with 0-1in positive ease, and for a relaxed fit work with 2-3in positive ease.

Yarn
MC (FC47): 7, (8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 13) balls
CC1 (202): 2 balls all sizes
CC2 (FC11) 1 ball all sizes
CC3 (FC24) 1 ball all sizes
CC4 (FC37) 1 ball all sizes

Needles and Notions
60-80cm / 24-32in gauge-size circular needle for working body
60-80cm / 24-32in below-gauge-size circular needle for body rib
100cm / 40in gauge-size circular needle for yoke
40cm / 16in below-gauge-size circular needle for neck rib
Gauge-size and below-gauge-size needles of your preferred type for working small circumferences for sleeves
Stitch markers of two different types, x and y
Waste yarn
Tapestry needle