The Bletchley Collection: full colour book

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The Bletchley Collection: full colour book

This is the gorgeous Bletchley Collection book, with six patterns (knit and crochet) by Joanne Scrace, inspired by Bletchley Park. The book is full of rich photography, and background information, as well as the six patterns.


PATTERN INFORMATION

Baudot (tam)

This lace slouch beanie hides a secret…worked into the pretty lace pattern is an original cipher code, ‘Baudot’ from Bletchley Park. It reads, ‘knit, tink, knit, tink’. Here's hoping you'll enjoy the knitting and not have to do too much of the tinking!

Materials
Milburn 4ply (200m /218yds per 50g skein)
Shade shown: Damson x 2 skeins

Sizes
S (M, L)
To fit head circumference: 20 (22,24)cm / 7.75 (8.5, 9.5)in
Finished brim circumference: 19 (21,23)cm / 7.5 (8.25, 9)in

Gauge
26sts and 28 rows to 10cm (4in) over lace pattern using 3.5mm needles or size needed to achieve gauge, after blocking

Bombe (cowl)

Inspired by the Bombe machine, used in the decryption process at Bletchley, the circle motif represents the drums on the machine. Worked in the round and grafted together to give a fully reversible cowl.

Materials
Milburn 4ply (200m /218yds per 50g skein)
MC: Steel x 2 skeins
CC: Small amounts of contrasting colours. Sample uses 18 x 3g (54g in total) of Damson, Harvest Gold, Night Sky and Rust

Size
One size: 20cm / 8in width x56cm / 22.5in length

Gauge
28sts and 32 rows to 10cm (4in) over stocking stitch using 3.25mm needles or size needed to achieve gauge, after blocking.

Gauge is not critical but will affect finished size and yarn amounts.

Colossus (tank top)

As soon as I saw the early computer Colossus I knew it would inspire a piece of knitwear. The cables weave in and out connecting all the valves and switches that need to be set to crack the codes. The cables in this tank top are a little more orderly. With beautiful patterned waist shaping and classic lines this is perfect for capturing the style of the Wrens who worked the machine.

Materials
Milburn 4ply (200m / 218yds per 50g skein)
Shade: Damson x 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins

Gauge
28 sts and 32 rows to 10cm (4in) over 4x4 rib using 3.5mm needles or size needed to achieve gauge.

Sizes
XS (S, M,L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
Finished bust: 87 (93, 98, 110, 122, 133, 139, 145, 157)cm / 34.25 (36.5, 38.75, 43.5,48, 52.5, 54.75, 57.25, 61.75)in
Finished length: 57 (58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67) cm / 22.5 (23, 23.5, 24, 24.5, 25,25.5, 26, 26.5)in
Armhole depth: 19 (20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29)cm / 7.5 (8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5,11, 11.5)in

Hut 8 (cardigan)

Joanne says, "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."

Materials
Milburn 4ply (200m /218yds per 50g skein)
Shade shown: Steel x 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins

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 / 30.25 (32.5, 37.5, 41, 45, 49.5, 52.75, 57.5, 61)in designed to be worn with 2.5cm / 1in ease at bust
Finished length: 52.5 (53, 57, 57,57, 61.5, 61.5, 61.5, 66)cm / 20.75 (20.75, 22.5, 22.5, 22.5, 24.25, 24.25,24.25, 26)in
Sleeve length to underarm: 26cm / 10.25in

Gauge
24sts and 36 rows to 10 cm (4in) over stocking stitch using 3.25mm needles or size needed to achieve gauge. Ensure your gauge worked in the round for the sleeves matches your gauge when working flat.

Morse Code (cardigan)

A stylish crochet cardigan with simple shaping and set in sleeves. The textured colour-work inspired by the dots and dashes of Morse Code. This pattern forms part of the Bletchley Park collection

Materials
Milburn 4ply (200m /218yds per 50g skein)
MC: Night Sky x 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins
CC: Harvest Gold x 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
Finished bust: 81 (90.5, 98, 111,120, 129.5, 136, 149.5, 161.5)cm / 32 (35.75, 38.5, 43.75, 47.25, 51, 53.5,58.75, 63.75)in
Finished length: 54.5 (56, 57, 58.5,59.5, 61, 62, 63.5, 64.5)cm / 21.5 (22, 22.5, 23, 23.5, 24, 24.5, 25, 25.5)in
Sleeve length to underarm: 47.5cm / 18in

Gauge
18sts and 16 rows to 10 cm (4in) in half treble crochet using 4mm hook or size needed to achieve gauge, after blocking

Tunny (tam)

Inspired by the cogs of the Lorenz cipher machine or ‘Tunny’ as it was referred to, this crochet hat has a vintage fair-isle look but only one colour is used at a time.

Materials
Milburn 4ply (200m /218yds per 50g skein)
1 skein for each size in each of the following shades:
MC: Rust
CC1: Harvest Gold
CC2: Night Sky

Sizes
S (M, L)
To fit head circumference: 20 (22,24)cm / 7.75 (8.5, 9.5)in
Finished brim circumference: 19 (21,23)cm / 7.5 (8.25, 9)in
Finished hat body circumference: 26(28, 30)cm / 10.25 (11, 11.75)in

Gauge
22sts and 12 rows to 10cm (4in) in treble crochet using 3.5mm hook or size needed to achieve gauge, after blocking