Woman's small/medium (large/X large)
Instructions are given for smaller size, with larger size in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to both sizes.
Chest: Approx 51 (57) inches
Length: Approx 20 3/4 (21 3/4) inches
Note: Top is unseamed and is intended to be very loose fitting.
Omega Eulali (fingering weight; 100% cotton; 394 yds/100g per skein): 3 skeins steel #94
Size 4 (3.5mm) double-point needles (set of 2)
Size 6 (4mm) 16-inch circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
Locking stitch markers
21 sts and 29 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st with larger needle (blocked).
To save time, take time to check gauge.
Double yarn over (2yo): Wrap yarn twice around needle; on following row, work (k1, p1) into 2yo.
Eyelet Panel (4-st panel)
Note: A chart is provided for those preferring to work Eyelet Panel pat st from a chart.
Row 1 (RS): K2tog, 2yo, ssk.
Row 2: P1, (k1, p1) in 2yo, p1.
Row 3: K4.
Row 4: P4.
Rep Rows 1-4 for pat.
Leaf Panel (25-st panel)
Note: A chart is provided for those pre ferring to work Leaf Panel pat st from a chart.
Row 1 (RS):P9, k3, p1, k3, p9.
Row 2 (WS): K9, p3, k1, p3, k9.
Row 3: P7, k3tog, [yo, k1] twice, p1, [k1, yo] twice, sk2p, p7.
Row 4: K7, p5, k1, p5, k7.
Row 5: P5, k3tog, [k1, yo] twice, k2, p1, k2, [yo, k1] twice, sk2p, p5.
Row 6: K5, p7, k1, p7, k5.
Row 7: P3, k3tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k3, p1, k3, yo, k1, yo, k2, sk2p, p3.
Row 8: K3, p9, k1, p9, k3.
Row 9: P1, k3tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k4, p1, k4, yo, k1, yo, k3, sk2p, p1.
Row 10: [K1, p11 ] twice, k1.
Row 11: [P1, yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo] twice, p1.
Row 12: K2, p9, k3, p9, k2.
Row 13: P2, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, p3, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, p2.
Row 14: K3, p7, k5, p7, k3.
Row 15: P3, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, p5, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, p3.
Row 16: K4, p5, k7, p5, k4.
Row 17: P4, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, p7, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, p4.
Row 18: K5, p3, k9, p3, k5.
Row 19: P5, yo, sk2p, yo, p9, yo, sk2p, yo, p5.
Row 20: Knit.
Rep Rows 1 -20 for pat.
Elongated Garter St (any number of sts)
Row 1 (RS): Wrapping yarn twice around needle for each st, knit to end.
Row 2: Dropping extra loop on every st, knit to end.
Rows 3 and 4: Knit.
Rep Rows 1-4 for pat.
Front and back are worked flat separately and joined by shoulder straps.
Front and back are worked identically as follows: the shoulder panel is worked sideways, then stitches are picked up and the piece is worked down to the bottom.
With larger circular needle, loosely cast on 37 sts; do not join.
Set-up row (WS): K2 (edge sts), pm, p4, pm, k9, p3, k1, p3, k9, pm, p4, pm, k2 (edge sts).
Row 1 (RS): K2 (edge sts); work Eyelet Panel, work Leaf Panel; work Eyelet Panel, k2 (edge sts).
Maintaining edge sts in garter st throughout, work even until 20-row Leaf Panel has been worked 9(10) times.
Loosely bind off across, leaving last st on RH needle without fastening off: do not cut yarn.
With RS of band facing, turn piece clockwise so that the left side of band is on top.
Pick up and knit 110 (122) sts across at a rate of approx 6 sts every 10 rows as follows: *1 st levery 2 rows] 4 times, 1 st in next 2 rows; rep from * across. Count sts and adjust as necessary on next row.
Knit 1 row.
Row 1 (RS): Kl (edge st); work Elongated Garter St to last st; k1 (edgest).
Maintaining edge sts in garter st, work all other sts in Elongated Garter St until body measures approx 14 1/2 (15 1/2) inches, ending with Row 4.
Note: Stretch the fabric out slightly when measuring to better approximate the finished blocked length.
Loosely bind off across, leaving last st on RH needle without fastening off; do not cut yarn.
With RS facing, turn piece clockwise.
Pick up and knit evenly across side edge at a rate of 3 sts for every 4 rows across Elongated Garter St fabric and 1 st in every shoulder band st
Knit 3 rows.
Loosely bind off all sis; cut yarn and fasten off.
Rep on other side.
Work same as for back.
Weave in ends.
Block to measurements.
With RS facing, place 6 locking markers along top edge of back shoulder band as shown in Figure 1.
Using dpn, pick up and knit 3 sts at first marker. Work l-cord approx 11 inches long. Bind off.
Work 5 more l-cords at rem marked positions.
Work 6 l-cord on front shoulder band as for back.
Tie corresponding straps on back and front together
Mark positions on each side of front and back approx 2 inches below shoulder band. Join front and back with a few small sts, leaving armhole open and rest of body unseamed.
Design by CHE LAM