And Ardor by Ailbíona McLochlainn

And Ardor

April 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
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Hello everyone! This pattern will be released after the Woollinn Festival in Dublin, Ireland, on the 25th of May. If you would like to be notified of its publication, please send me a direct message or leave a comment. Thank you for your support!

Restraint and romance enter into dialogue, in this second and final installment of the Ada & Ardor project.

Based on the same seamless construction with contiguous sleeves and scooped neckline, this pattern is two (or more) garments in one.

Choose to knit Ada for a basic cropped pullover with ribbed edgings, or Ardor for an exuberantly ruffled dress. Features of the two can also be combined, for a versatile range of stylistic options.

Which version would you like to make? You may not know until you start knitting. And best of all, you need not decide till half way through the pattern.

If you know you want to keep it simple, Ada is available as a stand-alone pattern, at a lower price. This pattern includes instructions for both the Ada and Ardor versions.



Apple Oak Fibre Works Softwool, 300m (328y) / 100g (3.5oz)
shown in the Pastel Twist colourway 

5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins
or substitute with sportweight yarn of your choice


Needle A: circular needle, 3.25mm (US 3) in diameter

Needle B: circular needle, 2.75mm (US 2) in diameter

tapestry needle; stitch markers; scrap yarn

10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”) = 25 sts x 34 rows, in stockinette, with Needle A

Finished garment measures as follows at chest circumference:
85cm 34”36”], 95cm 38”, 100cm 40”, 110cm 44”, 120cm 48”)
Select size with desired amount of ease and refer to schematic for details. Pattern includes schematic.

Special Techniques
provisional cast-on, ruffle

Pattern Support
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