Hilda by Susan Crawford

Hilda

Knitting
February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle pattern knitted in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
2088 - 4350 yards (1909 - 3978 m)
30; 32-34; 36; 38-40; 42; 44; 46-48; 50; 52-54 inch chest
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This pattern is one of 27 patterns from The Vintage Shetland Project and is not available as a single pattern. I do not intend to release the patterns individually.

Yarn
Susan Crawford Excelana 4 ply, 100% British wool (159m/174yds per 50g skein)
2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins Sweet Chestnut - yarn A
2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins Charcoal - yarn B
3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins Alabaster - yarn C
4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Sheffield Steel - yarn D
1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins Persian Grey - yarn E

Gauge
1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th sizes
31 sts & 34 rounds to 10cm (4in) over Fair Isle pattern worked in the round and after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 3mm (US 2.5) needles.

2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th sizes
33 sts & 36 rounds to 10cm (4in) over Fair Isle pattern worked in the round and after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 2.75mm (US 2) needles.

Suggested Needles & Notions
1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th sizes
2.75mm (US 2) circular needle - 40cm in length
2.75mm (US 2) circular needle - 80cm in length
2.75mm (US 2) circular needle - 100cm in length
Set of 2.75mm (US 1) DPNs
3mm (US 2.5) circular needle - 40cm in length
3mm (US 2.5) circular needle - 80cm in length
Set of 3mm (US 2.5) DPNs

2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th sizes
2.25mm (US 1) circular needle - 40cm in length
2.25mm (US 1) circular needle - 80cm in length
2.25mm (US 1) circular needle - 100cm in length
Set of 2.25mm (US 1) DPNs
2.75mm (US 2) circular needle - 40cm in length
2.75mm (US 2) circular needle - 80cm in length
Set of 2.75mm (US 2) DPNs

2.25mm (US B) crochet hook
Stitch markers
waste yarn or stitch holders
7 buttons (20mm diameter)
Decorative ribbon
Sewing needle and thread

Pattern Notes
The body of this cardigan is worked in one piece from the bottom up, in the round, with a steek at centre front and armholes. Pockets are knitted separately and attached during knitting. The sleeves are picked up and knitted downwards with short rows worked to create the sleeve head. Full length charts plus written instructions are provided for each size. The sample shown in the photographs is the third size worn on a petite model, with 13cm (5in) of positive ease. It is suggested that for a more standard fit you choose a size with approximately 5-10cm (2-4in) of positive ease at the chest.

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