Knitted Nightingale by Heather Vaughan Lee
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Knitted Nightingale

December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in garter st on size 3 needle
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3780 yards (3456 m)
52 inches (132.1 cm) wide by 26 inches (66.0 cm) long, from back neck to hem

This pattern is based on the Knitted Nightingale in Weldon’s Practical Knitter Sixteenth Series. With the exception of the choice of ribbon color, this knitted nightingale is true to the original Weldon’s pattern. The lapels on this Nightingale are fairly wide and are intended to imitate those seen in portraits of Florence Nightingale from the 1850s. They can easily be adjusted to your own preference. Extra length in the dolman-like sleeves allows for a generous range of movement and an added sense of coziness.

Designer Heather (Vaughan) Lee

Finished Size 52 inches (132.1 cm) wide by 26 inches (66.0 cm) long, from back neck to hem

Yarn Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, 100% merino wool yarn, fingering weight, 420 yards (384.0 m)/100 gram (3.5 oz) skein, 5 skeins of Dusk (beige, Color A) and 2 skeins each of Antler (off white, Color B) and Well Water (blue, Color C);

Needles Circular size 3 (3.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions Offray Ribbon, 3 yards, 5/8 inches wide, Oatmeal; Crochet hook, size D-3 (3.25mm); Tapestry needle; Buttons (optional)

Gauge 23 sts and 50 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in garter st on size 3 needle