Gin and Tonic by Thea Colman
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Gin and Tonic

November 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in textured motif. Cable gauge given in pattern.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1350 - 1900 yards (1234 - 1737 m)
34(36,38,40,44)(46,50,53,56)" based on finished bust size around bust. Shown worn with 3.5" of positive ease.
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I set out to design a wardrobe basic with this one. In color, design, and feel, I wanted Gin and Tonic to work with everything.

Kind of like the drink itself, which I find appropriate for almost any occasion :)

I have added details, but they are subtle and still read as classic and versatile enough for all sorts of outfits. Distinct cables line each side of the body, with tails that flow into the hem at bottom - and at the yoke, those tails open up to create the lines of the raglan seam. The overall texture is beautiful and delicate, and really very simple to work. Plus, a big, cozy cowl is always a bonus.

Seamless raglan construction is worked from the bottom up, so modifications are easy. Instructions for alternate necklines are included as well.

The Hayden DK is beautiful yarn, especially in this gorgeous shade of subtly vareigated gray and cream called Heartwood. Ami Volz - who owns Lakes - raises sheep on her property and dyes her yarn in the kitchen sink out in Idaho -- when she isn’t working her full time job as a nurse. The care and hard work she puts into her product really show in this stunning yarn. It’s soft to wear and crisp in the pattern - a joy to both knit and wear.

Lakes Yarn and Fiber will have Hayden up for purchase on their website at around 10am (East Coast Time, 7AM Pacific Time) on Friday AM, 11/13. Right Here!

Yardage by size:

Sizes: 34(36,38,40,44)(46,50,53,56)“ / 85(90,95,100,110)(115,125,132.5,145)cm. Shown worn with 3” of ease.

Yardage: 1350(1400,1450,1550,1650)(1750,1800,1850,1900) yds / 1234(1280,1325,1417,1508)(1600,1645,1691,1737) meters