Bluetit Cardigan by Kyoko Nakayoshi
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Bluetit Cardigan

Knitting
August 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
346 - 550 yards (316 - 503 m)
6m (12m, 18m, 24m)
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Sizes
6m (12m, 18m, 24m)
To fit chest: 41 (46, 48.5, 51) cm
Finished chest circumference: 52 (55, 60, 63) cm
Model wears size 6m.

Yarns
Jamieson’s of Shetland Heather (Aran weight; 100% pure Shetland wool; 92m 100yds per 50g ball)
2 (2, 2, 2) x 50g ball of Oceanic (692) as yarn A.
1 (1, 1, 1) x 50g ball of Natural White (104) as yarn B.
1 (1, 1, 1) x 50g ball of Mirry Dancers (1400) as yarn C.
2 (2, 3, 3) x 50g ball of Leprechaun (259) as yarn D.

Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift (4ply weight; 100% pure Shetland wool; 105m 114yds per 25g ball)
1 (2, 2, 2) x 25g ball of Daffodil (390) as yarn E.

Calculated amount (no extra included):
Yarn A: Oceanic (692) 94 (103, 116, 129) m
Yarn B: Natural White (104) 26 (31, 37, 42) m
Yarn C: Mirrydancers (1400) 9 (9, 15, 15) m
Yarn D: Leprechaun (259) 147 (180, 204, 239) m
Yarn E: Daffodil (390) 80 (88, 139, 155) m

Needles
1 set of 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) cir needles 100cm long
1 set of 4mm (UK 8/US 6) cir needles 100cm long

Tools & Accessories
4 stitch markers
Yarn needle
4 (5, 5, 5) buttons (approx. 18mm diameter)
Waste yarn for provisional cast on

Tension
18 sts and 25 rows to 10cm over stocking stitch using 4.5mm needles.
Please adjust needle sizes to obtain correct tension.

Pattern Notes
The cardigan is worked top-down using seamless raglan method.
Colours are changed at the hood using intarsia technique.
The feather motif at the hem is worked at right angle to the body taking stitches every other row.
The beak is shaped using wrap and turn short row technique.
Circular needle used to accommodate the curve of the hood and the raglan.
Sleeves are worked in the round using Magic Loop method. If you are not familiar with Magic Loop method, use double-pointed needles.