Huia by Libby Jonson

Huia

Knitting
March 2019
Light Fingering ?
27 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, flat and in the round
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
875 - 1838 yards (800 - 1681 m)
Bust circumference 30.25 [32, 34.25, 36.25, 38, 40.25] {42, 44.5, 46.25, 48, 50.25} (52.25, 54, 56.25, 58)" / 75.5 [80, 86, 90.5, 95, 100.5] {105, 111, 115.5, 120, 126} (130.5, 135, 140.5, 145) cm
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Every now and then you’re lucky enough to find a cardigan that you reach for every single day. Huia is that cardigan.

She’s a magical combination of style and comfort and she looks fabulous however you want to wear her; dressed up for work or dressed down for a bbq with friends.

Knitted in airy heavy-lace-weight yarn, Huia is full of gorgeous little details and is the perfect light-yet-warm layer.

You’ll start at the top and create the back yoke before picking up the fronts and working them to the armhole where you’ll join the fronts and back.

The back neck is a fun V shape and the front bands include a pretty lace detail that is worked with the body, so once you’re at the hem you’re done! No bands to pick up later. Set-in, three-quarter length sleeves give a flattering fit, and buttoned cuffs add a lovely twist.

Suitable for experienced knitters and adventurous beginners, Huia includes written and charted instructions and is a dream to knit and wear.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust circumference 30.25 32, 34.25, 36.25, 38, 40.25 {42, 44.5, 46.25, 48, 50.25} (52.25, 54, 56.25, 58)“/75.5 80, 86, 90.5, 95, 100.5 {105, 111, 115.5, 120, 126} (130.5, 135, 140.5, 145) cm.

Length from back neck 21.25 21.75, 22, 23, 23.25, 23.5 {24, 24.5, 25, 26, 26.5} (26.75, 27.25, 27.5, 27.75)“/54 55, 56, 58.5, 59, 59.5 {61, 62, 63.5, 66, 67} (68, 69, 70, 70.5) cm.

Intended to be worn with 0-2”/0-5 cm positive ease.

Shown in bust size 36.25”/86 cm with almost zero ease.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 2.5/3 mm & US 3/3.25 mm circular needles 32”/ 80 cm long and also for knitting small circumferences. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

3 stitch markers (1 removable), waste yarn or stitch holder, tapestry needle or crochet hook, two 3/8”/1 cm buttons, sewing needle & thread.

GAUGE
27 sts/39 rows = 4”/10 cm with US 3/3.25 mm needles in stockinette stitch, flat & in the round, after blocking.

YARN
Approx. 2 2, 2, 2, 3, 3 {3, 3, 3, 3, 3} (4, 4, 4, 4) skeins of The Fibre Co. Meadow (40% wool, 25% llama, 20% silk, 15% linen; 545 yds/498 m per 100g skein) colourway “Prairie”.

The sample used just under 2 skeins.

If substituting yarn; approx. 875 963, 1007, 1094, 1138, 1225 {1269, 1335, 1400, 1488, 1553} (1641, 1707, 1772, 1838) yds/800 880, 920, 1000, 1040, 1120 {1160, 1220, 1280, 1360, 1420} (1500, 1560, 1620, 1680) m of heavy lace/light-fingering weight yarn.

As with all Truly Myrtle designs, Huia has been professionally tech edited and tested.