Chalkboard by Francesca Hughes

Chalkboard

Knitting
March 2019
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in over Stst
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1367 - 2187 yards (1250 - 2000 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
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Chalkboard is a slouchy, drop-sleeved cardigan with a fantastic slip-stitch pattern around the hem and trims of sleeves, creating squares and rectangles one might see on the school Mathematics chalkboard. Using a punchy colour to overlay on the natural Zwartbles and Exmoor Blueface blend makes a fun accentuated statement. This colour is also used inside of all the folded trims for a flash of colour when you wear the cardigan un-done or fold your sleeves up.
Chalkboard is knit from the bottom up in one piece, split for the sleeves and joined at the shoulders. Stitches are then picked up and knit at the armhole and knit downwards.
The John Arbon Textiles Exmoor Zwartbles is a delicious bouncy DK yarn with a strong sheepy smell, perfect for outer layers to keep the cold at bay.
Choose two non-superwash yarns for the over layed slip stitch pattern to fuse to the main fabric.

Francesca wears the 2nd size and is a 37 ½” bust.

Bust (Actual finished size of garment)
100.5 (107.5, 114.5, 118.5, 125, 132.5, 146.5, 161, 168) cm / 39 ½ (42 ½, 45, 46 ½, 49 ½, 52, 57 ¾, 63 ¼, 66)” – to be worn with 10 – 15 cm / 4 – 6” positive ease.
Neck width (after neckband added)
21.5 (21.5, 21.5, 22.5, 24, 25, 25.5, 25.5, 26.5) cm / 8 ½ (8 ½, 8 ½, 8 ¾, 9 ½, 9 ¾, 10, 10, 10 ½)”
Back neck to hem length
62 (62, 65, 65, 70, 70, 70, 72.5, 72.5) cm / 24 ¼ (24 ½, 25 ½, 25 ½, 27 ½, 27 ½, 27 ½, 28 ½, 28 ½)”
Armhole depth
19.5 (19.5, 20.5, 20.5, 24, 24, 24, 25.5, 25.5) cm / 7 ¾ (7 ¾, 8, 8, 9 ½, 9 ½, 9 ½, 10, 10)”
Seam to seam (cross back)
50 (52, 56.5, 58.5, 62, 65.5, 72, 79.5, 83) cm / 19 ½ (21, 22 ¼, 23, 24 ½, 25 ¾, 28 ½, 31 ¼, 32 ¾)”
Upper Arm Circ
45 (45, 46, 46, 53, 53, 53, 56.5, 56.5) cm / 17 ¾ (17 ¾, 18, 18, 21 ¼, 21 ¼, 21 ¼, 22 ¼, 22 ¼)”
Wrist Circ
20.5 (20.5, 20.5, 20.5, 24.5, 26.5, 26, 28.5, 29.5) cm / 8 (8, 8, 8, 9 ½, 10 ½, 10 ¼, 11 ¼, 11 ½)”
Sleeve length
44.5 (44.5, 45.5, 45.5, 45.5, 47, 47, 48.5, 49.5) cm / 17 ½ (17 ½, 18, 18, 18, 18 ½, 18 ½, 19, 19 ½)”

Yarn
Yarn A
John Arbon Textiles Zwartbles (DK; 60% Zwartbles, 40% Exmoor Blueface) 100g / 266y/243 m
Shade: Mid Brown
5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins
Yarn B
John Arbon Textiles Harvest Hues (fingering; 65% Merino, 35% Zwartbles) 100g / 437y/400m
Shade: Pomegranate; 1 skein

Needles
3.5mm / US 4 circular needles (40” / 100cm min length)
3.75 mm / US 5 circular needles (32” / 80cm min length)
Always use the correct size needles to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 23 sts & 32 rows = 10 cm / 4” over stocking stitch on 3.75 / US 5 mm needles after blocking to gauge.

Notions: Darning needle, stitch holders, stitch markers (2), 5 buttons