Fernie brae by Kate Davies Designs

Fernie brae

Knitting
September 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in chevron pattern
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
924 - 1280 yards (845 - 1170 m)
40-60 in
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Fernie brae

A comfortable, cosy, aran-weight cardigan, featuring dropped sleeves, oversized boxy shape and a chevron pattern that is simple and straightforward to work. In Scots, a fernie brae is a fern (or bracken) covered hillside, whose bold and distinctive winter palette this cardigan recalls

yarn
Kate Davies Designs Àrd Thìr (60% Alpaca; 40% Highland Wool; 65m / 71yds per 50g skein) in the following shades:
A Glamaig: 11 (13, 15) x 50g skeins
B Veyatie: 2 (2, 3) x 50g skeins

Needles and notions
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needles of appropriate lengths for working body and neckline
Gauge-size dpn for working three needle bind off and i-cord buttonholes
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences for sleeves
Stitch markers
Waste yarn or spare needles / needle cords for holding stitches
Safety pins or lockable stitch markers
Tapestry needle
11 or 12 buttons (depending on garment length) (approx 2.5cm / 1in diameter)

Gauge
17 sts and 19 rows to 10cm / 4 in over chevron pattern back and forth and in the round.
Use 6.5mm / U.S. 10.5 needle as a starting point for
swatching.

sizes
Finished bust / hip with overlapped front bands: 101.5 (127, 152.5) cm / 40 (50, 60) in
Wear with 10-25.5cm / 4-10in positive ease for a light, comfortable fit. Shown in the first size with 20.5cm / 8in positive ease at bust

Pattern notes
This cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece to the underarms, following the Fernie Brae chart. Fronts and back are shaped separately, then joined at the shoulders, before the sleeves are picked up around the armscye and worked downwards, in the round. After working a ribbed neckband, the front edges are picked up, and finished with i-cord buttonholes / buttonbands.