Bella Blocking by Anne Ventzel

Bella Blocking

Knitting
May 2024
all 3 are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Sport
+ Lace
+ Fingering
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in yes
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
3141 - 7276 yards (2872 - 6653 m)
1 (2) 3 (4) 5 (6) 7
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BELLA BLOCKING is a feminine sweater. Its two colors create
a wonderful opportunity for you to create your own unique
version. I’ve knitted it in multiple combinations of colors and
yarns - some with a lovely spring vibe, others with more of a fall
feeling.
Version 1 and 2 have been worked with four strands held
together, which creates a lovely opportunity for you to make
your color blends so lively and exciting that new colors are
created. It can feel a little bit like mixing watercolors, only using
yarn instead. Sitting and playing with the colors in this way is
incredibly fun and exciting, and it will create a wholly unique
and exciting look for your sweater.
Version 3 and 4 are knitted with two strands of yarn held
together, so they are a bit simpler to handle because a smaller
number of skeins of yarn are used at the same time.
The shared quality of all four versions is that they are wonder-
fully soft and fluffy sweaters, lovely to have in your wardrobe all
year round.

The sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down and has no
finishing work. First, the back yoke is worked back and forth,
and short rows are worked to create a good fit. The characteristic
stranded pattern is worked in the middle of the yoke, creating
color change. The front and back are joined at the bottom of
the armholes, and the body is worked in the round. After this,
stitches are picked up and knitted along the neck opening, and
a neck edge is worked in twisted rib. At the end, stitches are
picked up and knitted along the armholes, and the sleeves are
worked, with short rows in the first section to optimize the fit.
The characteristic stranded pattern is worked at the bottoms of
the sleeves. All edges are worked in twisted rib and bound off
using the Italian bind-off technique.

The pattern contains the directions for a long-sleeved version of
BELLA BLOCKING with a regular body length and a three-
quarter-length sleeved version with a shorter body length.

Size
Sizes: 1 (2) 3 (4) 5 (6) 7
Sweater chest circumference: 99 (106) 113 (120) 127 (136) 142 cm

Version with three-quarter length sleeve
Length: 53 (54) 55 (56) 57 (58) 58 cm
Sleeve length: 23 (23) 24 (24) 24 (24) 24 cm

Version with long sleeve
Length: 58 (59) 60 (61) 62 (63) 63 cm
Sleeve length: 43 (41) 41 (40) 40 (39) 39 cm

It varies from person to person how much positive ease you like
in your clothes. It can be a good idea to measure some of your
favorite sweaters to help you choose the perfect size for you.
I like a slightly looser fit, so I have chosen 23 cm of positive ease
for my versions of BELLA BLOCKING, and I recommend a
minimum of 15 cm of positive ease.

Needles
4.5 mm and 5 mm circular needles, 40 and 80-120 cm
You need two 5 mm circular needles for Judy’s magic cast on.

Gauge
17 sts x 24 rows in PATTERN on a 5 mm needle = 10 x 10 cm

Materials
Version 1 with long sleeve (page 1)
Color A:
100 (100) 150 (150) 150 (150) 200 g Tweed by Isager in color
Charcoal (70 % wool, 30 % mohair; 200 m/50 g)
50 (50) 75 (75) 75 (75) 100 g Silk Mohair by Isager in color 30
(75 % kid mohair, 25 % silk; 212 m/25 g)
50 (50) 75 (75) 75 (75) 100 g Silk Mohair by Isager in color 54
50 (50) 75 (75) 75 (75) 100 g Silk Mohair by Isager in color 34
- one strands of each of the four yarns is held together throughout
Color B:
100 (100) 100 (100) 100 (150) 150 g Tvinni by Isager in color
58 (100 % pure new wool; 255 m/50 g)
50 (50) 50 (75) 75 (100) 100 g Silk Mohair by Isager in color 0
(75 % kid mohair, 25 % silk; 212 m/25 g)
50 (50) 50 (75) 75 (100) 100 g Silk Mohair by Isager in color E0
50 (50) 50 (75) 75 (100) 100 g Silk Mohair by Isager in color 2s
- one strands of each of the four yarns is held together throughout

Version 2 with three-quarter length sleeve (page 9)
Color A:
100 (100) 100 (150) 150 (150)150 g Tweed by Isager in color
Navy (70 % wool, 30 % mohair; 200 m/50 g)
50 (50) 50 (75) 75 (75) 75 g Silk Mohair by Isager in color 34
(75 % kid mohair, 25 % silk; 212 m/25 g)
50 (50) 50 (75) 75 (75) 75 g Silk Mohair by Isager in color 54
50 (50) 50 (75) 75 (75) 75 g Silk Mohair by Isager in color 56
- one strands of each of the four yarns is held together throughout
Color B:
100 (100) 100 (150) 150 (150) 150 g Tweed by Isager in color
Topaz (70 % wool, 30 % mohair; 200 m/50 g)
50 (50) 50 (75) 75 (75) 75 g Silk Mohair by Isager in color 41
(75 % kid mohair, 25 % silk; 212 m/25 g)
50 (50) 50 (75) 75 (75) 75 g Silk Mohair by Isager in color 44
50 (50) 50 (75) 75 (75) 75 g Silk Mohair by Isager in color 66
- one strands of each of the four yarns is held together throughout

Version 3 with three-quarter length sleeve (page 3)
Color A:
100 (100) 100 (150) 150 (150) 150 g Le Petit Lambswool by
Biches & Bûches in color Medium Blue (100 % lambswool;
248 m/50 g)
150 (150) 200 (200) 200 (250) 250 g Le Gros Silk & Mohair
by Biches & Bûches in color Medium Blue (28 % mulberry silk,
72 % super kid mohair; 148 m/50 g)
- one strands of each yarn is held together throughout
Color B:
100 (100) 100 (150) 150 (150) 150 g Le Petit Lambswool by
Biches & Bûches in color Beige (100 % lambswool; 248 m/50 g)
150 (150) 200 (200) 200 (250) 250 g Le Gros Silk & Mohair
by Biches & Bûches in color Hay (28 % mulberry silk, 72 %
super kid mohair; 148 m/50 g)
- one strands of each yarn is held together throughout

Version 4 with three-quarter length sleeve (page 5)
Color A:
200 (200) 200 (250) 250 (300) 300 g Tjukk Mohair by Rauma
Garn in color 081 (88 % mohair, 7 % wool, 5 % polyamide;
100 m/50 g)
50 (100) 100 (100) 100 (100) 100 g Spinni by Isager in color
30 (100 % wool; 300 m/50 g)
- one strands of each yarn is held together throughout
Color B:
200 (200) 200 (250) 250 (300) 300 g Tjukk Mohair by Rauma
Garn in color 149 (88 % mohair, 7 % wool, 5 % polyamide;
100 m/50 g)
50 (100) 100 (100) 100 (100) 100 g Spinni by Isager in color 7s
(100 % wool; 300 m/50 g)
- one strands of each yarn is held together throughout

Additional yarn required for extra length on the body and
sleeves:
Color A: 25 g in total
Color B: 25 g in total

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