Spruce by Ella Austin
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Spruce

Knitting
March 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
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Spruce is also available in print from Loop.

I have also designed a baby cardigan that uses the same colourwork motif, Conifer.

SIZE
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Finished bust circumference: 90 (94, 100, 104, 109, 113, 118, 122)cm / 35½ (37, 39½, 41, 43, 44½, 46½, 48)in

Model has 86cm / 34in bust (UK size 8/US36) and is wearing size 3

YARN
BC Garn Semilla Grosso (aran/heavy worsted weight; 100% organic wool; 80m/87yds per 50g ball)
Yarn A: Grey (oa101); 9 (10, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13) balls
Yarn B: Pop Pink (oa123); 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
5mm (UK 6/US 8) knitting needles
5.5mm (UK 5/US 9) knitting needles
6mm (UK 4/US 10) knitting needles
Note: Spruce is worked flat in rows but we recommend using a circular needle to comfortably hold the volume
of stitches
Stitch holders or smooth scrap yarn
Tapestry needle
6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) Tree with Deer & Rabbit buttons, 12mm (½in) diameter Loop buttons

TENSION
15 sts and 20 rows to 10cm (4in) over St st on 5.5mm needles after blocking
15 sts and 16 rows to 10cm (4in) over stranded St st on 6mm needles after blocking

PATTERN NOTES
Spruce is worked flat in one piece from the bottom upwards. A two-colour rib leads into the stranded colourwork Spruce pattern before working in one colour up to the cast off at the neck. The sleeves are worked separately and seamed in place before picking up stitches for the neck and button bands.
When casting off, cast off knitwise on RS knit rows, and purlwise on WS purl rows.