Hay Creek by Brittney-Jean Bailey
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Hay Creek

Knitting
October 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1000 - 1475 yards (914 - 1349 m)
32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52
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The Uncle Cardigan…
From my “Earth Wool & Fire” collection -- โ€œHay Creekโ€ takes its name from a farm in Minnesota. This particular farm happens to be run by one of the most talented and big hearted potters the world has ever known. His property boasts a variety of art studios, work spaces and kilns, and every summer he invites all his friends to spend a few days working and making together. โ€œUncle Melโ€ as I like to call him, is the human embodiment of warmth, joy and comfort. I created โ€œHay Creekโ€ in an effort to capture just a little bit of those qualities in my ideal โ€œUncle Cardiganโ€ โ€“ knit up in delicious aran weight Donegal yarn, the garter stitch body of this top-down, raglan cardigan is squishy and cozy and easy to wear. An easy knit, and great for beginners, this pattern highlights the simple beauty of the classic garter stitch. Always practical, just like dear old Uncle Mel, the โ€œHay Creek also boasts a pair of handy pockets and a fun (optional) contrasting pocket liningโ€ฆcause like your favorite uncle, itโ€™s just a little bit cheeky too!

Finished Measurements:
33โ€ (35โ€, 37โ€, 39โ€, 41โ€, 43โ€, 45โ€, 47โ€, 49โ€, 51โ€, 53โ€) chest circumference

Yarn:
1000, (1050, 1100, 1150, 1200, 1250, 1350, 1475) yards of heavy worsted/aran weight yarn for main color and 100-125 yards of contrasting colored yarn for pockets (optional). Sample shown in โ€œSoft Donegalโ€ by Studio Donegal in โ€œOliveโ€ and โ€œYellowโ€

Needles:
US size 7, 23โ€ circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
US size 7 dpns or long circular needle for sleeves
US size 6 32-40โ€ circular needle for button band (optional)

Gauge:
18 sts x 20 rows = 4โ€
4.5 sts x 5 rows per 1โ€
in garter stitch, after blocking