Morse Code by Joanne Scrace

Morse Code

December 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in half trebles (US half doubles) using larger hook
4.0 mm (G)
3.5 mm (E)
1200 - 2200 yards (1097 - 2012 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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A stylish crochet cardigan with simple shaping and set in sleeves. The textured colour-work inspired by the dots and dashes of Morse Code.

This pattern is part of The Bletchley Collection, a six piece collection for Eden Cottage Yarns’ Milburn range inspired by the WWII code breakers stationed at Bletchley Park.

XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
Finished bust: 81 (90.5, 98, 111, 120, 129.5, 136, 149.5, 161.5)cm / 32 (35ΒΎ, 38Β½, 43ΒΎ, 47ΒΌ, 51, 53Β½, 58ΒΎ, 63ΒΎ)”
Finished length: 54.5 (56, 57, 58.5, 59.5, 61, 62, 63.5, 64.5)cm / 21Β½ (22, 22Β½, 23, 23Β½, 24, 24Β½, 25, 25Β½)”
Sleeve length to underarm: 47.5cm / 18”

Eden Cottage Yarns Milburn 4ply (4ply/Fingering weight; 85% Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 15% Silk; 200m / 218yds per 50g skein)
MC: Night Sky x 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins
CC: Mustard x 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins

3.5mm (US E/4) crochet hook
4mm (US G/6) crochet hook
4 locking stitch markers
Tapestry needle
6 buttons, 2.5cm / 1” diameter

Skills needed: basic stitches, increasing, decreasing, working in the round, bobbles, working into row ends, short rows.

Back worked from neck to armholes, fronts are worked directly onto the back to the armhole and joined before working the body in one piece to the hem. Sleeves are seamlessly set in using short rows. Button bands, hems, cuffs and neckband are worked in rows attached to the cardigan as you go.

Technical editing by Rachel Atkinson, layout by Claire Devine, Photography by Victoria Magnus.
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