A Pale Fire by Ailbíona McLochlainn
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A Pale Fire

This pattern is available for €6.00 EUR
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A free version is also available.

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Note that this Ravelry pattern purchase includes both the fingering-weight and the DK versions. Two separate patterns are included here. Details will be updated with the fingering-weight info after Yarnfolk!

The free version only includes the version for using DK weight
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A sweater for never coming home on summer’s longest nights, and for dressing in the dark on winter’s shortest days…

Front-back reversible and accented with 4 vertical lace panels, A Pale Fire marks each solstice and equinox as it drapes and warms. The structurally sturdy lacework features a flame-like motif reminiscent also of evergreen sprigs.

Worked top-down in the round with raised boatneck construction, A-line bodice, and i-cord edgings, this pattern is suitable for adventurous beginners and beyond.

A celebration of contrasts and contradictions, this versatile pullover is both romantic and rustic, delicate and durable, whimsical and warm. It is suitable for year-round wear and adaptable to a variety of DK and fingering weight yarns.

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MATERIALS & INFO


Sizing: 

Finished garment measures as follows at bust circumference:

85cm 34”, (90cm 36”, 95cm 38”, 100cm 40”, 110cm 44”, 120cm 47”)

Select size with desired amount of ease and refer to schematic for details. (Models are shown wearing size 38”, 3/4 sleeve option, with 2-6” of ease.)


Yarn: 

DK shown in Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co. BFL-Masham DK (240m/100g), 
Stormy Water colourway. 

4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins required for long-sleeve option 


fingering-weight shown in Babbles Yarns Sock (400m/100g), in the Ivy colourway.
3 (3, 4, 4, 4) skeins

Gauge:

22 stitches x 30 rounds = 10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”) in stockinette
26 stitches x 33 rounds for fingering-weight


Needles:

Circular needles, 3.5mm (US size 4) in diameter - or as needed to meet gauge


3mm for fingering-weight version

Notions:

Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scrap yarn


Special Techniques:
i-cord, provisional cast-on, lace

PATTERN SUPPORT


LBHandknits.com/techniques

For the original version of this pattern, see Issue 11 of Olann And - Ireland’s Fibre and Craft Magazine.

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Please note: The original, Winter Solstice version of the DK pattern was published in Issue 11 of Olann And Magazine, where it remains available as a free pattern. This paid version offers an updated design, with altered proportions and stitch counts. The paid pattern also includes features not available in the original, such as: a wider range of sizes, a schematic with measurements, a lace chart, and more detail-oriented instructions.
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