Foxthoughts Cardigan by Hiroko Payne / The Hare And The Crow

Foxthoughts Cardigan

Knitting
November 2020
La Bien Aimée Helix Minis
both are used in this pattern
Lace ?
29 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Gauge chart
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3413 - 6083 yards (3121 - 5562 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
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Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) Note: Size 8 is available in digital edition only. Download code available with print edition.

Finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 94 (101.5, 110, 121.5, 126.5, 139.5, 148) cm / 37 (40, 43½, 48, 50, 54¾, 58¼)“ – to be worn with up to 8cm / 3” positive ease
Bintou’s height is 168cm / 5’5” with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 112cm / 44” and is shown wearing the cardigan version in size 3.

Yarn: La Bien Aimée Helix (lace-weight; 75% Falkland Merino, 25% Gotland; 650m / 710yds
per 100g skein)
Shade:
Yarn A: The Shire; 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins

AND
La Bien Aimée Helix Minis (lace-weight; 75% Falkland Merino, 25% Gotland; 162m / 177yds
per 25g skein)
Shades:
Yarn B: Jonna; 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins
Yarn C: Undergrowth; 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins
Yarn D: Dawn; 2 skeins
Yarn E: Madeleine; 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins
Yarn F: French Grey; 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins
Yarn G: Bois de Rose; 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins
Yarn H: Sandstone; 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins
Yarn I: Kokko; 1 skein
Yarn J: Golden Rod; 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins
Yarn K: Anemone; 1 skein
Yarn L: Lise; 1 skein
Yarn M: Quartz Fume; 1 skein

OR
Yarn A: approx. 1430 (1560, 1723, 1918, 2113, 2308, 2568, 2925)m / 1562 (1704, 1882, 2095, 2308, 2521, 2805, 3195)yds of lace-weight yarn
Yarn B: approx. 318 (344, 370, 396, 422, 448, 474, 500)m / 347 (376, 404, 432, 461, 489, 517, 546)yds of lace-weight yarn
Yarn C: approx. 240 (260, 279, 299, 318, 337, 357, 376)m / 262 (284, 305, 326, 347, 369, 390, 411)yds of lace-weight yarn
Yarn D: approx. 195 (208, 227, 240, 253, 273, 286, 305)m / 213 (227, 248, 262, 277, 298, 312, 333)yds of lace-weight yarn
Yarn E: approx. 130 (143, 150, 162, 175, 182, 195, 208)m / 142 (156, 163, 177, 192, 199, 213, 227)yds of lace-weight yarn
Yarn F: approx. 130 (143, 150, 162, 175, 182, 195, 208)m / 142 (156, 163, 177, 192, 199, 213, 227)yds of lace-weight yarn
Yarn G: approx. 130 (143, 150, 162, 175, 182, 195, 208)m / 142 (156, 163, 177, 192, 199, 213, 227)yds of lace-weight yarn
Yarn H: approx. 124 (137, 143, 156, 162, 175, 182, 195)m / 135 (149, 156, 170, 177, 192, 199, 213)yds of lace-weight yarn
Yarn I: approx. 85 (91, 98, 104, 111, 117, 124, 130)m / 93 (100, 107, 114, 121, 128, 135, 142)yds of lace-weight yarn
Yarn J: approx. 111 (117, 124, 137, 143, 150, 156, 162)m / 121 (128, 135, 149, 156, 163, 170, 177)yds of lace-weight yarn
Yarn K: approx. 78 (85, 91, 98, 100, 104, 111, 117)m / 85 (93, 100, 107, 111, 114, 121, 128)yds of lace-weight yarn
Yarn L: approx. 72 (74, 78, 85, 91, 98, 104, 111)m / 78 (82, 85, 93, 100, 107, 115, 122)yds of lace-weight yarn
Yarn M: approx. 78 (85, 91, 98, 101, 104, 111, 117)m / 85 (92, 100, 107, 111, 114, 121, 128)yds of lace-weight yarn

NOTE: If you choose to create your own colour combinations, keep in mind that the yoke section will require a combined total of approx. 1612 (1749, 1879, 2015, 2152, 2282, 2418, 2561)m / 1761 (1910, 2052, 2201, 2351, 2493, 2642, 2798)yds of lace-weight yarn

Gauge: 29 sts & 29 rows = 10cm / 4” over Gauge Chart in the round on 4mm needles, after blocking.
27.5 sts & 30 rows = 10cm / 4” over St st in the round using 3.75mm needles, after blocking.

Needles: 2.75mm / US 2 circular needle, 40cm / 16” length
3.25mm / US 3 circular needle, 40cm / 16” length
AND 60cm / 24” length AND needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
3.75mm / US 5 circular needle, 40cm / 16” length AND 60-100cm / 24-40” length (depending on size worked) AND needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
4mm / US 6 circular needle, 60-100cm / 24-40” length (depending on size worked) AND needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
Note: Begin the yoke using shorter circular needle, then change to longer circular needles as the circumference increases.
Three 2.5mm / US 1.5 circular needles, 100cm / 40” length, for steek bands
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 7 stitch markers (including two unique, one for beginning of round and one for back of neck), 4 locking stitch markers, additional locking stitch markers or scrap yarn for marking button positions, 11 (or preferred quantity) buttons 1.5cm / 5/8”, scrap yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle.
Note: If you also wish to place markers between repetitions of the colourwork charts you will need a further 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) stitch markers.

Notes: Foxthoughts is a steeked-front cardigan knit from the top down with a circular colourwork yoke. The front button bands feature a tidy self-faced steek edge (using a modified version of the TechKnitter method).
The yarn is held double throughout; the seamless colour changes are made by marling, i.e changing the colours of the held-together strands on each row. The colourwork charts are worked with “MC” and “CC; each of these will be made up of 2 strands of yarn in different colour combinations. Refer to
the colour key for the row by row colour changes.
Alternatively, choose your own colour combinations.