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Field & Lea is inspired by nature and includes inspiration such as dandelions, bluebells and fields. Colour and texture are the core part of Field & Lea. It uses two strands of 4ply / fingering marled together throughout, which allows the colours to play a big part in the design. You could easily use stash yarn and your creativity to knit your own.
The pattern was designed, originally, for a mystery KAL with A Good Yarn, Cleethorpes, so it is separated into 4 distinct parts. There's a lot of knit and purl texture involved, so it's a simple enough knit but the changing patterns and use of colour means that you don't get bored. There are a couple of interesting but relatively simple texture techniques in the pattern and there are several video tutorials included in the pattern to make the knitting process simple and stress-free.
Sirdar Country Classic 4 Ply
(50g; 200m [219yds]; 50% merino wool, 50% acrylic); 4 ply / fingering weight
CC1 - Khaki Green 959
2 balls - 392m [429yds]
CC2 -Silver Grey 972
5 balls - 972m [1064yds]
CC3 - White 950
2 balls - 324m [355yds]
CC4 - Duck Egg Blue 964
2 balls - 348m [381yds]
If changing to worsted weight yarns, then the meterage will be half that suggested.
One size. To fit 51cm [20”] cushion inner.
Finished dimensions = 51cm [20”] square.
21 stitches by 30 rows = 10cm [4”] in stocking stitch on larger needle. Check your gauge.
NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES
3.75 mm [US Size 5] needles
3.25 mm [US Size 3] needles
2 lockable stitch markers
Optional: 5 buttons - 28mm [1”]
TECHNIQUES USED IN THE PATTERN
- Knit and purl
- Simple cables
- Increases and decreases
- Different texture stitches - video tutorials included
The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knitted.