Hut 8

I was astounded to learn that more than 130 female civilians worked in secret at Bletchley, filing, punching holes and carrying out routine tasks. Without their administrative help the code cracking wouldn’t have happened. This everyday classic cardigan is a tribute to these ladies. With simple shaping, patterning and construction this cardigan is the ideal first top down garment pattern – as easy to make as it is to wear.

 

£4

This pattern is part of The Bletchley Collection, a six piece collection for Eden Cottage Yarns’ Milburn range inspired by the WWII code breakers stationed at Bletchley Park.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
Finished bust: 77 (82.5, 95.5, 104, 114, 125.5, 134, 146, 155)cm / 30¼ (32½, 37½, 41, 45, 49½, 52¾, 57½, 61)” designed to be worn with 2.5cm / 1” ease at bust
Finished length: 52.5 (53, 57, 57, 57, 61.5, 61.5, 61.5, 66)cm / 20¾ (20¾, 22½, 22½, 22½, 24¼, 24¼, 24¼, 26)”
Sleeve length to underarm: 26cm / 10¼”

YARN
Eden Cottage Yarns Milburn 4ply (4ply/Fingering weight; 85% Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 15% Silk; 200m / 218yds per 50g skein)
Shade: Grey x 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
3.25mm (US 3) circular needle, minimum 80cm / 32” length
3.25 mm (US 3) needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round for sleeves
4 stitch markers
2 stitch holders or waste yarn
Tapestry Needle
12 (13, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 15, 15) buttons, 1.5cm / ½” diameter
Matching thread and sewing needle

DIFFICULTY
Easy
Skills needed: basic stitches, increasing, decreasing, working in the round on a small circumference (DPNs, magic loop or two circular needles) picking up stitches (at underarm only.)

Technical editing by Rachel Atkinson, layout by Claire Devine, Photography by Victoria Magnus.
These patterns are also available in print at Eden Cottage Yarns