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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About the design
Bleideag a yoked pullover designed as a collaboration between Ysolda and studio manager Bex. This is the pullover Bex has been dreaming of since we first decided to order Einrúm, after we visited Iceland together for 24 hours on our way home from the 2017 Women’s march in Washington DC. We found Einrúm in lots of little boutiques in Reykjavik and fell in love with its subtle shimmer. Fast forward 2+ years and Bex gave up on me designing the pattern she wanted and cast on — it was the perfect strategy to overcome my lengthy design to-do list!

Bex’s vision was to combine more affordable Létt Lopi as the main colour of a sweater and use Einrúm for the yoke, really highlighting its beauty. The loose fit and drapey gauge were based on a sweater she’d already made for herself. We worked on the grading and yoke design together, but this is mostly Bex’s sweater. It seemed only fitting to name it after her long-time Ravelry username, the Scots Gaelic word for snowflake.

Construction Notes
Bleideag is worked from the bottom up in the round. The sleeves and body are joined at the underarm and the yoke is also worked in the round, with decreases subtly incorporated into the colourwork. The pattern includes directions for optional short row bust shaping, for different cup sizes. Short rows are also used to lower the yoke at the front and raise the back of the neck for a more comfortable fit. Bleideag includes fifteen sizes, from a finished chest measurement of 38” to 66”. Shown in size 7 with C/D bust darts and 7 inches of positive ease.

Yarn
Aran weight yarn with good elasticity, wool or wool blends are ideal.
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
Shown in size 7 with C/D bust darts with 7” / 17.5cm 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.