Meadow Thistle by Mary Henderson

Meadow Thistle

April 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in chart pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1540 - 2580 yards (1408 - 2359 m)
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MARY HENDERSON has a passion for traditional Scottish knitting, and she has combined two of her favourite styles in this neat cardigan. The body fabric uses a lovely Fair Isle pattern, paired with colourful corrugated ribbing around the hem. The lacy cropped sleeves, meanwhile, are worked in a double eyelet ribbing, and the button bands and neck edging are in moss stitch. Mary’s design is worked in the round with a column of steek stitches, which are cut open and secured at the end. It has been knitted in a Shetland 4ply wool from Jamieson’s of Shetland.

To fit bust:
31-34.75-38.25-41.75-45-48.5-52 inches

Actual bust:
31.75-35.25-38.75-42.25-45.5-49-52.5 inches

Calls for:
Colour A ‘Port Wine’ 7-7-8-9-9-10-11 x25g balls
Colour B ‘Lipstick’ 2-3-3-3-4-4-4 x25g balls
Colour C ‘Sorbet’ 3-3-4-4-4-5-5 x25g balls
Colour D ‘Blossom’ 2-2-3-3-3-3-4 x25g balls