Padolyst blouse by Teti Lutsak

Padolyst blouse

Knitting
October 2023
Light Fingering ?
28 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette worked flat
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1126 - 2165 yards (1030 - 1980 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9) see more details below
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Padolyst is an archaic Ukrainian name for the month of November and I think it suits this design perfectly. There was no doubt in my head about this name once it came to me. Imagine it in shades of red/orange/yellow and you will have pure fall on your needles.

The blouse is knit top-down in the round with a raglan shoulder construction. Picked up from an i-cord, the opening of the neckline is framed with leafy colourwork worked flat using intarsia technique. The extra puffy sleeves are accentuated with another colourwork section worked in the round and are tapered towards the cuffs. The body and the sleeves are trimmed by double knitted hem and cuffs.

The pattern calls for any fingering weight yarn that will give a matching gauge. You can take a closer look at my sample and discover the design process in episode 28 of my podcast.

Sizes

  • The pattern is written for nine sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9) with a finished bust circumference of ca. 80 (90, 101, 110, 121) (131, 140, 151, 161) cm / 32 (36, 40.25, 44, 48.5) (52.25, 56, 60.25, 64.25) in incl. 5-10 cm (2-4 in) of the recommended positive ease.
  • The sample is slightly cropped and is shown in size 2 on a 160 cm (5.3 ft) tall model with ca. 84-66-94 cm (33–26–39 in) body measurements.
  • For more of the finished garment measurements, please refer to the schematic provided.

Yarn

  • MC: ca. 145 (155, 175, 185, 210) (230, 245, 265, 280) g or 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins of High Mountain Yak from Nomadnoos, 100% yak, with 355 m (388 yds) in 50 g, shown in colourway 0301 (green);
  • or ca. 1030 (1101, 1243, 1314, 1492) (1633, 1740, 1882, 1988) m // 1126 (1204, 1359, 1437, 1632) (1787, 1903, 2058, 2175) yds of any other light fingering weight yarn with a matching gauge.

The yardage is calculated for a cropped version and includes 10% extra.
Make sure to have some extra if you need more body/sleeve length.

  • CC: ca. 25 (25, 28, 28, 33) (36, 36, 40, 40) g or less than 1 skein of the same yarn in contrasting colour, shown in colourway 0306 (dark bordeaux/purple);
  • or ca. 179 (179, 201, 201, 231) (253, 253, 283, 283) m // 196 (196, 220, 220, 253) (277, 277, 310, 310) yds of any other light fingering weight yarn.

Needles and notions

  • 3.0 mm (US 2.5), 3.25 mm (US 3) and 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needles;
  • 3.0 mm (US 2.5) double pointed needles or a french knitter (special tool) to make an i-cord;
  • spare cables, spare circular needles or scrap yarn to keep sts on hold;
  • at least five stitch markers, preferably removable for the raglan sts;
  • a crochet hook of a matching size for the bind-off (optional);
  • a tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

Main Gauge

  • 28 sts & 35 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) on 3.0 mm (US 2.5) needles measured over stockinette stitch as well as stranded colourwork pattern of the sleeves worked in the round after blocking;

Additional Gauges

  • 24 sts & 36 rnds in 5 cm (2 in) on 3.25 mm (US 3) needles measured over double knit in the round cuff;
  • 20 sts & 36 rnds in 5 cm (2 in) on 3.5 mm (US 4) needles measured over double knit in the round hem.

Adjust the needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.