Rose by Susan Crawford

Rose

Knitting
February 2018
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch knitted in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1755 - 3240 yards (1605 - 2963 m)
30-32; 34-36; 38-40; 42-44; 46-48; 50-52; 54-56 inch chest

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 Fenella 2 ply, 100% British wool (124m/135yds per 25g skein)
3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins Myristica - yarn A
1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins Limoncello - yarn B
1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins Roman Plaster - yarn C
1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins Wheaten - yarn D
1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins Phthalo - yarn E
1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins Myrtle - yarn F
1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins Atomic Red - yarn G
1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins Constance Spry - yarn H
2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins Chalk - yarn I
1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins Delicot - yarn J

Gauge
32 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
2.25mm (US 1) circular needle - 40cm in length
2.25mm (US 1) circular needle - 80cm 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
Pair of 2.75mm (US 2) straight needles
Stitch markers
waste yarn or stitch holders
11 buttons - 20mm diameter
Ribbon - 2m approx, 5cm (2in) wide
Sewing needle and thread

Pattern Notes
The main body is worked in the round from the bottom up with a steek at centre front up to the armhole divide. Sleeves are then knitted in the round from the bottom up and then joined to the body at the underarm and the garment is then knitted in one piece, until the neckline, at which point it is then divided. The front of the cardigan is then knitted a little longer than the back in order for the pattern to wrap over the shoulder, where it is then grafted to the back stitches. The sleeves are gathered at the top, then sewn into the shoulder rows. Full length charts are provided for each size with accompanying steek charts. The sample shown in the photographs is the second size, worn with zero ease. It is suggested you choose a size with 3.5-9.5cm (1.5-3.25in) of positive ease.

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