Bruntsfield
Bruntsfield
Bruntsfield
Bruntsfield
Bruntsfield
Bruntsfield
Bruntsfield
Bruntsfield
Bruntsfield
Bruntsfield
Bruntsfield
Bruntsfield
Bruntsfield

Bruntsfield

A v-neck Fair Isle vest with strong lines and traditional ‘x’ and ‘o’ geometric patterns. Bruntsfield is worked in five undyed colours to make the most of the amazing variety of Shetland fleece colours.

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Fingering weight / 4ply wool yarn.
Shown in Shetland Organics Jumper - 2ply (100% wool, 186yds / 170m, 50g)

28 sts and 32 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in charted colourwork pattern in the rnd on larger needle

Size 2½ US / 3mm 24” / 60cm circular
Size 4 US / 3.5mm 24” / 60cm circular
Size US C-D / 3mm crochet hook

30¾[34¼, 37¾, 41¼] (44½, 48, 51½) [54¾, 58¼] finished chest circumference.
Shown in size 34¼ with no ease.

  • CONSTRUCTION

    Bruntsfield is worked from the bottom up in the round. Above the underarm additional steek stitches are added to bridge the gaps at the neck and armholes to avoid working stranded colourwork back and forth. When the knitting is complete these are finished with crochet and cut open, detailed illustrated instructions are included for this process. After cutting the steeks open, stitches are picked up around the armholes and neck and ribbed bands are worked. A crisp angle at the ‘v’ on the neck is created by working mitred decreases.

    OTHER SUPPLIES

    For larger sizes you may find it more comfortable to use a longer circular for the body up to the underarms.

    Working the armhole ribbing may require additional needles in the smaller size depending on whether you prefer to work small circumferences on magic loop, dpns or two circulars.

    VERSION INFORMATION

    bruntsfield_v1.2.pdf

  • Selecting colours is one of the most exciting aspects of stranded colourwork and can create incredibly different looks but it can also be challenging. To make planning your own combinations easier a colour in chart and quick reference palette are included.

    Directions for reinforcing the steeks with crochet are provided. This method requires a relatively ‘sticky’ wool that has not been superwash treated.

    Shown in Shetland Organics Jumper - 2ply (100% wool, 186yds / 170m, 50g) in:

    C1 dark grey
    C2 light grey
    C3 moorit
    C4 natural white
    C5 fawn

    C1: 370[405, 435, 470] (515, 545, 580)[605, 655] yds / 340[370, 400, 430] (470, 500, 530) [555, 600]m
    C2 – C5: 220[235, 255, 275] (295, 315, 335) [350, 385] yds / 200[215, 235, 250] (270, 290, 305) [320, 350]m each.

  • Note: in order to maintain the pattern flow over the shoulders without affecting the armhole fit the length from the bottom edge to the underarm varies. You may prefer to choose fit over perfect pattern matching, in which case work exactly the length desired and ignore the directions to end on a certain row of the chart.

     

    size

    30¾

    34¼

    37¾

    41¼

    44½

    48

    51½

    54¾

    58¼

    inches

    bust

    30¾

    34¼

    37¾

    41¼

    44½

    48

    51½

    54¾

    58¼

    length to underarm

    15¼

    15

    14½

    14

    16¼

    16

    15½

    15

    14¾

    neck width

    5¾

    6¼

    6¼

    6½

    6¾

    7

    7

    7¼

    7½

    shoulder

    3¼

    3¼

    3½

    3½

    3½

    3½

    3¾

    3¾

    4

    armhole and neck depth

    7¼

    7½

    8

    8½

    9

    9¼

    9¾

    10¼

    10½

    cm

    bust

    77

    85.5

    94.5

    103

    111.5

    120

    128.5

    137

    145.5

    length to underarm

    38

    37.5

    36.5

    35

    40.5

    40

    39

    37.5

    37

    neck width

    14.5

    15.5

    15.5

    16

    17

    17.5

    17.5

    18

    19

    shoulder

    8

    8

    8.5

    8.5

    9

    9

    9.5

    9.5

    10

    armhole depth

    18

    19

    20

    21.5

    22.5

    23

    24.5

    25.5

    26.5

  • Tutorial - Crochet Steeks on Cruden
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    Technique Thursday - Choosing colours, a guest post from Felicity Ford
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