Le Scarabée Bleu by La Maison Rililie

Le Scarabée Bleu

February 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
1149 - 2188 yards (1051 - 2001 m)
XS-4XL (see below)
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This feminine Cardigan keeps all the focus on the lower textured portion with an uncommon shape, that enhances the prominent fold details on back and fronts. It showcases subtle and understated colour-changes, which are reflected on the extra long sleeves in a playful stripe sequence.

The sloped raglan shoulder, which is lower cut on the back than on the front, gives a natural looking and well fitting shape to the yoke, while accelerated short-rows at the fronts allow for a flattering form that permits the back-fold to sit higher up at the back and to flow into the generous draping and fuller volume of the body’s stitch pattern.

The full form of the cardigan is tapered at the hem, which gives the finishing shape to this design by following the fold’s lines and that continues seamlessly all around into the neckband - changing from a delicate neck into the more pronounced front and finishing in a longer side ribbing at the bottom.

L’Échappée laine, Shetland (100% wool, 110 yards or 100m/50gr)
- 4(4,5,5,6,6,7,7) skeins MC (colourway Fer) or
approximately 388(423,449,504,571,642,692,743) yards or 355(387,411,461,522,587,633,679) meters.

  • 2(2,2,2,2,3,3,3) skeins C1 (colourway Taupe) or approximately 143(156,165,186,210,236,255,273) yards or 131(143,151,170,192,216,233,250) meters.
  • 6(7,7,8,9,10,11,11) skeins C2 (colourway Ciel) or approximately 618(674,714,802,909,1021,1101,1182) yards or 565(616,653,733,831,934,1007,1081) meters. …or any other DK weight yarn (at 110 yards or 100m/50gr) which gives you the proper gauge. Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate

When substituting yarn please make sure that the yardage is similar to the one stated in the pattern and that you get gauge, to end up with a garment with a fit similar to the pictured sample.
Keep in mind that some merino yarns might grow in length after washing/ blocking.

4mm/US6 circular needles (at least 80 cm/31” long).
4 x 3mm/ US2.5 circular needles (at least 100cm/ 40” long) for hem and neckband section.
Set of 2mm/US0 DPN needles for Folds.
3,5mm/US4 needles for i-cord BO
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Tapestry needle, cable needle,
stitch markers (4) + (2) in different colour,
stitch holders or smooth scrap yarn.

19sts and 26 rows, in 10 cm/4” in Stocking stitch
on 4mm/ US6 needles, after light blocking.
20sts and 27 rows, in 10 cm/4” in Bubble Wrap stitch
on 4mm/ US6 needles, after light blocking.

Sizing (body size)
X-Small (31 inches or 78,5 cm bust),
Small (34 inches or 86 cm),
Medium (37 inches or 94cm),
Large (40 inches or 101,5 cm),
XL (43 inches or 109 cm),
2XL (46 inches or 116 cm),
3XL (49 inches or 124,5 cm),
4XL (52 inches or 132 cm).
Shown in Size Small with 2 ½ in./ 6 cm positive ease at bust with neckbands)

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

A big thank you to Sandra from L’échappée Laine (www.echappee-laine.fr) for her wonderful translation into French! Merci beaucoup!!!!!
A big Grazie to Michela LaMicky for translating this pattern into Italian!