Bláithín is available for £3.95
Bláithín is an Irish name meaning “little flower”
This worsted-weight, soft Donegal cardigan features a colourwork yoke, inset pockets, i-cord edging, and a steeked front opening.
The design of this garment is simple, but some of the techniques involved in making it may be new to some knitters. The pattern includes instructions for all unfamiliar techniques, and additional support is also available on my website in a number of illustrated tutorials. Follow the links to 1) An introduction to Steeks 2) Crocheting and Reinforcement and 3) The Steek Sandwich. The pattern includes instructions for all unfamiliar techniques, and additional support is also available in a number of illustrated tutorials. Follow the links to 1) An introduction to Steeks 2) Crocheting and Reinforcement and 3) The Steek Sandwich.
For those who would like to modify the colourwork, the yoke is easily customised. It has been designed with short pattern repeats and decreases worked over plain rows. Insert your favourite motifs and make it your own!
The pattern covers 9 sizes, from 30″ to 50″ bust
Donegal Yarns “Soft Donegal” Merino (100g / 207 yards). You will need between 770 and 1470 yards of the main colour (MC) Sample was worked in the following shades: 5228 (MC); 5207(CC1); 5236(CC2); 5230(CC3). See pattern for detailed yardage information.
3 x 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) circular needles, 80-100cm (30-40”) long. 1 x 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) circular needle, 60cm (20”) long. Set of 5mm (UK 6/US 8) dpns for working i-cord. (Optional) set of 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) dpns for working sleeves (or work using long circular needle & magic loop method). Waste yarn in contrasting colour for provisional c/o and holding sts. Strong sock yarn for working crocheted reinforcement. 3mm (UK 11/US C/2-D/3) crochet hook. Tapestry needle. Dressmaking pins. 7 x 25mm (1”) buttons.
4.5 sts and 6 rows in 1 inch over stockinette in the round.