Balta

The Shetland Trader-Book Two is a collection of 9 patterns by designer Gudrun Johnston with photography by Kathy Cadigan.

Print and ebook combo $26

ebook only $20

Individual Pattern $7.00

BALTA

Sizes

32 1/4 (35 3/4, 39, 42 1/4, 45 3/4, 49, 52 1/4, 55 3/4)”/ 82 (91, 99, 107.5, 116, 124.5, 132.5, 141.5) cms at chest

Recommended to be worn with approx 1-2 inches of negative ease

Shown in size 32 1/4” with 2 3/4 inches of negative ease

Needles

US 2/3mm 24-inch circular needle

US 2/3mm set of dpn’s or long circular needle (if you prefer using magic loop)

US 4/3.5mm 32-inch circular needle

US 4/3.5mm 16-inch circular needle

US 6/4mm 16-inch circular needle

Yarn

Fingering weight yarn in the following amounts:

830 (915, 994, 1078, 1164, 1248, 1334, 1412) yards

Shown in Sparrow by Quince & Co (100% organic linen; 168yd [155m]/50g) “Blue Spruce”

Notions Stitch markers

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Waste yarn or stitch holders (for holding live sts)

Crochet Hook US D3/3.25mm

One 1/2-inch Button

Gauge

24 sts and 28 rows= 4 inches in Stockinette st on US 4/3.5mm

25 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in Lace Pattern on US 4/3.5mm

I recommend making a relatively large swatch, and washing and drying it to get an accurate gauge in linen

Construction

The front and back are worked from the bottom up as separate pieces and seamed together at the sides. Short rows are used to shape the lower body.