Balmaha by Kate Davies Designs


May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork and stockinette in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1422 - 1969 yards (1300 - 1800 m)
33-51 in
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This light pullover with a stranded, textured yoke is a great throw-on sweater for cool lochside evenings. It is named for the village at the foot of Còinneach hill on Loch Lomond’s eastern shore.

Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30% Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball)
A: Tarbet; 9 (10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 14) x 25g balls
All sizes: 1 ball of each of the following 4 shades
B: Hirst; C: Hare; D: Smirr; E: Horseback brown

Needles and Notions
Gauge-size and below gauge-size circular needles of appropriate lengths for working body, yoke, and neckline.
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences.
Stitch markers of two types, x and y
Waste yarn for holding stitches. Tapestry needle

28 sts and 36 rounds to 10cm / 4in over colourwork pattern and stockinette in the round using gauge-size needle. If your colourwork tends to tighten, you may need to change needle sizes to achieve gauge over both stitch patterns. Gauge was achieved with 3.25mm / US 3 needle

Finished bust: 84 (90, 94, 99, 104, 109, 114, 119, 125, 129)cm / 33 (35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51)in
Shown in the first size with 5cm / 2in positive ease at bust

Pattern notes
This pullover is knitted from the bottom up, all in one piece. The body is made first, followed by the sleeves, before joining together and working the colourwork yoke from a chart. Where only one number is given this applies to all sizes.