Bleideag by Ysolda Teague

Bleideag

Knitting
October 2019
both are used in this pattern
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in st st in the round
US 9 - 5.5 mm
815 - 1590 yards (745 - 1454 m)
1[2, 3, 4, 5, 6] (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) [12, 13, 14, 15]
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Interested in knitting in the suggested yarn, order a Bleideag kit. Four colourways available.

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Designed to use warm but relatively light yarn, this is a great pattern for a more experienced knitter or someone less advanced who wants to try stranded colourwork. It could even work as your first sweater project. Bleideag is a loose-fitting, drapey style that mixes the more affordable Létt Lopi as the main colour of the sweater and highlighting the yoke with Einrúm yarn. It’s available in sizes XS-5XL.

About the design
‘Bleideag’ is the Scottish Gaelic word for snowflake, which felt appropriate given the delicate snowflake-inspired yoke on this sweater style.

To make the Bleideag sweater, you work up from the bottom in the round. We’ve included directions for optional short row bust shaping and hope you can use this to create the fit you’re looking for on the chest. The sleeves are joined to the body at the underarm, before moving on to the yoke. The yoke is also worked in the round, and decreases are subtly incorporated into the colourwork.. Short rows are used to lower the yoke at the front and raise the back of the neck so you end up with a shape that’s right for you.

Sizing Notes
The Bleideag pattern includes 15 sizes, with a finished chest circumference of 38” to 66”, roughly equivalent to ready to wear sizes XS-5XL. Our models are wearing the size 7 with C/D bust darts with between 4 and 9” of positive ease.

Yarn
We recommend Aran weight yarn with good elasticity. Wool or wool blends are ideal, and we particularly love Létt Lopi and Einrúm for Bleideag. If you’d like a little guidance, you can buy a kit which contains the pattern and enough Létt Lopi and Einrúm yarn to complete the project in your size, in a variety of stylish colour combinations.

Shown in Ístex Létt Lopi (100% Icelandic wool, 109yds / 100m, 50g).
MC – 0005 Black Heather

Contrast colours shown in Einrúm L+2 (92% Icelandic Wool, 8% Thai Silk, 102yds / 93m, 50g).

CC1 – 2005
CC2 – 2001
CC3 – 2008

MC: 680[700, 750, 800, 835, 875] (940, 985, 1030, 1055, 1125) [1175, 1210, 1265, 1325]yds / 625[645, 690, 735, 765, 800] (860, 905, 945, 965, 1030) [1080, 1110, 1160, 1215]m.

CC1: 55[55, 60, 65, 70, 70] (75, 80, 85, 85, 90) [95, 100, 105, 110] yds / 550[50, 55, 60, 60, 65] (70, 75, 75, 80, 85) [85, 90, 95, 100]m.

CC2: 45[45, 50, 55, 55, 60] (65, 65, 70, 70, 75) [80, 80, 85, 90] yds / 40[45, 45, 50, 50, 55] (55, 60, 65, 65, 70) [70, 75, 75, 80]m.

CC3: 35[35, 40, 40, 40, 45] (45, 50, 50, 55, 55) [60, 60, 65, 65] yds / 30[30, 35, 35, 40, 40] (45, 45, 45, 50, 50) [55, 55, 60, 60]m.

Balls of Létt Lopi or Einrúm L+2
MC: 7[7, 7, 8, 8, 9] (9, 10, 10, 10, 11) [11, 12, 12, 13]
CC1: 1[1, 1, 1, 1, 1] (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) [1, 1, 2, 2]
CC2 & CC3: 1

Gauge
16 sts & 21 rounds = 4” /10 cm in st st in the rnd

Notions
Stitch markers, scrap yarn

Sizing
1[2, 3, 4, 5, 6] (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) [12, 13, 14, 15]
38[40, 42, 44, 46, 48] (50, 52, 54, 56, 58) [60, 62, 64, 66]“ / 95[100, 105, 110, 115, 120] (125, 130, 135, 140, 145) [150, 155, 160, 165]cm finished chest circumference
Our models are wearing the size 7 with C/D bust darts with between 4 and 9” of positive ease.
Refer to schematic for full garment measurements

Needles
US 9 / 5.5mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular needle.
US 9 / 5.5mm dpns or circular(s) for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the rnd.
Stranded colourwork gauge is highly personal. You may need to use a smaller or larger needle for the colourwork.