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  • Siddal is a loosely fitting sweater with a gathered yoke neckline and fluted sleeves, knitted in worsted-weight yarn for a quick and gratifying knit. It is worked from the bottom up with two body lengths available. The reversed 3x1 rib pattern transitions from a lace border. The neckline is finished with a garter stitch edging in which a cord is threaded. The pattern was inspired by Lizzie Siddal (1829-1862), known as the muse and wife of Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti - but also a talented artist in her own right. Many paintings show Lizzie in medieval-style dresses, and Susan has referenced this style in a contemporary way.

    Siddal is knitted using Susan Crawford Bluem Worsted, a worsted or aran weight yarn, worsted spun, with a honey-like softness and a delightful, lustrous finish.

    Siddal is shown here in two colour ways, useing shade Serge de Nimes or Morrel.

    Samples shown in sizes 3 / Long length (on Ruth) and 4 / Short length (on Susan).

    The pattern includes instructions for nine sizes to fit chest measurements between 71cm (28in) and 157cm (62in) and contains both clear written pattern directions, together with charted lace instructions.

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Bluem Worsted, 100% Bluefaced Leicester (165m / 180yds per 100g skein)

    5 (6, 6, 7, 7) (8, 8, 9, 9) skeins, shade Serge de Nimes or Morrel

    Suggested needles
    Small needles: 4 mm (US 6) circular needle (80-100 cm / 30-40 in),
    4 mm (US 6) circular needle (30-40 cm / 12-16 in)
    Large needles: 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle (80-100 cm / 30-40 in)
    4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle (30-40 cm / 12-16 in)

    21 sts and 24 rounds = 10 cm / 4 in over 3x1 rib pattern. We obtained this gauge using 4.5 mm needles.

    Waste yarn, tapestry needle, 150 cm / 60 in decorative cord.

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