Blink by Ragnhild Vaaland


March 2018
Lace ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2953 - 3171 yards (2700 - 2900 m)
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Blink is worked flat in one piece from the bottom edge og the front to the bottom edge of the back. Stitches are cast on for the sleeves and then decreased to the sholder using short rows. The neck opening is created by casting off stitches, then casting them on again and the shoulder&sleeve stitches picked up from the short rows before the sweater back is completed. The pockets are formed using the afterthought method.
Blink is worked in garter stitch throughout with the pockets in stocking stitch.

YARN NOTES: Hold one strand each of Japansk Cotton and Mohair together throughout. We have found that different brands of mohair/silk yarns vary greatly in their fluffiness! We used both Ito Sensai Mohair and Isager Silk Mohair for our pattern and the Isager Silk Mohair produced a much denser fabric. Bear this in mind when making a gauge swatch for your sweater. Chose the fabric that you prefer. If the gauge doesn’t match ours exactly, consider going up or down a needle size or in choosing the pattern size in the pattern directions to get the size you want.
For pocket yarn: You can use any good fingering or 4 ply yarn that either compliments or contrasts with your main knit colours. You need about 20g of yarn for the pockets.

Finished bust circumference: 107, (125, 145) cm / 42.5 (49, 57)in
Length to underarm: 29 (29, 34.5)cm / 11.25 (11.25, 13.5)in
Upper arm circumference: 40(40, 44)cm / 16 (16, 13.75)in
Finished length: 50 (50, 57)cm / 19.5(19.5, 22.5)in
Sleeve length from underarm: 28.5 (28.5, 28.5)cm / 11.25 (11.25, 11.25)in
Cuff circumference: 23.5 (23.5, 26)cm / 9.25 (9.25,10.25)in


Isager Version
YARN A: Isager Japansk Cotton (Laceweight; 100% cotton; 315m / 344yds per 50g ball) x 4 (4,4) balls Shown in Colour 13
YARN B: Isager Silk Mohair (Laceweight; 60% mohair 40% silk; 212m / 231yds per 25g ball) x 6 (6,6) balls Shown in Colour 28/Coral
YARN C (for pockets): Isager Highland wool (Fingering weight; 100% lambswool; 278m / 305yds per 50g ball) Shown in Chili

Isager and Ito Version
YARN A: Isager Japansk Cotton (Laceweight; 100% cotton; 315m / 344yds per 50g ball) x 4 (4,4) balls YARN B: ITO Sensai (Laceweight; 60% mohair 40% silk; 240m / 262yds per 20g ball) x 4 (5,5) balls
YARN C (for pockets): Lang Jawoll (4ply / fingering weight; 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon; 190m / 207yds per 50g ball) x 1 (1) ball

NEEDLES & NOTIONS 4.5mm (UK 7 / US 7) circular needle, 100cm / 40in length
Note: Blink is worked flat in rows but we recommend a circular needle due to the volume of stitches. 4.5mm (UK 7 / US 7) suitable for working small circumferences in the round for the pockets Smooth 4ply / fingering weight scrap yarn for afterthought pocket markers Stitch marker Tapestry needle

TENSION 18 sts and 32 rows to 10cm (4in) over garter stitch on 4.5mm needle after blocking. Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking – it is crucial you achieve the correct stitch and row tension for this pat
Note: Hold one strand each of Japans Cotton and Silk Mohair together throughout
Highland wool is for the pockets. You can use leftover yarn with the same yardage.

This pattern was published by Loop