Ripple and Bloom ~ single printed pattern**
All summer long the seaside gardens of Falcarragh overflow with cascading hydrangeas, their vibrant blossoms spilling over walls and fences to the distant sounds of crashing waves...
Inspired by this pairing of movement and colour, Ripple and Bloom is a lightweight cardigan with lace details at the yoke, cuffs and hem. A captivating but uncomplicated knit, it is worked top down with circular yoke construction, and is highly suitable for variegated yarns.
Designed by Ailbíona McLochlainn
MATERIALS & INFO
Apple Oak Fibre Works Softwool [300m /328y) / 100g (3.5oz)]
4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins
shown in River Moon
10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”) = 25 sts x 34 rows, in stockinette, with Needle A
Needle A: circular needle, 3.25mm (US 3) in diameter (or as needed to meet gauge)
Needle B: circular needle, 2.75mm (US 2) in diameter (or .5mm [1 US size] smaller than Needle A)
tapestry needle; stitch markers; scrap yarn; snap fasteners (10-12, or as desired), and corresponding number of buttons; optional: backing ribbon
Sizing & Fit
Finished garment measures as follows at chest circumference:
85cm [34”] (90cm [36”], 95cm [38”], 100cm [40”], 110cm [44”], 120cm [48”])
Select size with desired amount of ease and refer to schematic for details.
provisional cast-on, short rows, lace
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**a download link is available on the paper pattern. For an electronic version only, please see www.lbhandknits.com