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A sexy knit lace camisole with ribbed straps, peplum shaping, and ribbon tie at waist. This pretty top is knit from the bottom up, starting with lace panels separated by reverse Stockinette stitch sections. The waist is then gathered with lots of decreases and eyelet holes for the ribbon waist tie.
Skinny ribbed straps are picked up and knit in a flattering curved shape in front and back.
Knit in Organic cotton from Blue Sky Alpaca - a soft, pliable cotton that is easy on the hands when knitting.
Wear this top as a pretty camisole for warmer months, or as a layering piece as it gets colder.
Finished Knit Measurements: At Bust: 32 ¼ (36, 40 ¼, 44 ¼, 47 ¾, 52, 56 ¼)" [82 (91.5, 102, 112.5, 121.5, 132, 143) cm]; TO FIT SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) or Bust Sizes 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)" [71-76 (81.5-86.5, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137) cm].
Yarn Used: Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Organic (100% Organic Cotton); 2.29 oz/65 g [150 yds/137 m] per hank): 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) hanks in Birch #30.
Pattern Gauge: Approx 19 stitches = 4" [10 cm] and 25 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st; 17-st Double Leaf Lace = 3 ½" [9 cm] at widest point (after blocking).
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A dk/light worsted weight yarn in a cotton blend with a gauge of 5-6 stitches per inch on size 3-5 US / 3.25-3.75 mm needles..
Total Yardage Required: 750 (750, 900, 1050, 1050, 1200, 1350) [685 (685, 822, 959, 959, 1096, 1233) m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 8 [5 mm]: 24" or longer circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (There are too many sts to pick up around the neckline to fit comfortably on straight needles.).
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Posted by Dana on 21st Nov 2012
I have to admit I am still going with this project, but so far I'm finding the pattern easy to follow and understand. As I'm in Australia and it can be a little difficult to source alot of the yarns suggested by American or other overseas pattern designers, my LYS is invaluable with substitution suggestions and for this I am using Filatura di Crosa Lovely in a gorgeous pale blue (#72). Hopefully I'll have it done in the next couple of weeks and will post photos on Ravelry for your viewing pleasure!