Fintry by Kate Davies
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Fintry

Knitting
November 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in rows and rounds
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1518 - 2277 yards (1388 - 2082 m)
29½ - 52½ in

Fintry is a pretty Stirlingshire village close to where I live. Though Fintry nestles against the North face of the rugged Campsie Fells, its direct environs have a gentle and pastoral feel, with verdant lanes, hedgerows, and fields. In summer, the landscape around Fintry is extraordinarily green and pleasingly textured – features which are celebrated in this cardigan.

Worked in a single colour of a beautiful hand-dyed yarn, such as the Old Maiden Aunt Corriedale used here, this garment makes simple and versatile use of the seamless yoke construction. The button bands are knit continuously with the body and yoke, and the neckline is shaped with short rows, which are wedged between the moss stitch bands to create a flattering front scoop.

Sizing and fit
bust with bands overlapping
29¼ (32¼, 34¾, 37¼, 39¾, 41½, 43½, 45¼, 47¾, 49½) in
For a neat fit (as pictured) select a size with 1in positive ease from your bust measurement, and for a relaxed fit work with 2-3in positive ease.

Yarn requirements
Old Maiden Aunt Corriedale (Sportweight; 100% Corriedale wool; 347m / 380yds per 100g skein)
4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins in shade Ghillie Dhu

Needles and Notions
60-80cm / 24-32in gauge-size circular needle for body
100cm / 40in gauge-size circular needle for working yoke
Gauge-size needles of your preferred type for working small circumferences for sleeves
Stitch markers of two types, x and y.
Waste yarn
Tapestry needle
Tape or ribbon for finishing button-band facings (optional)
5 x 1cm / ½in small clear snaps
5 x 2.5cm / 1in buttons

You may wish to read my blog post about creating this design.