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夏 – Xia (Summer)

Knitting
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in St st
600 - 1500 yards (549 - 1372 m)
Bust 32 ( 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50 ) inches (shown in 32 inch)
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A fun and casual blouse for the warm summer months. 夏- Xia(Summer) is suitable for any summer activity - a day at the beach, a picnic in the park or just going around town. The dainty crocheted edging, accented by the (optional) brooch gives a slightly vintage feel.

Complementary HuaLei (Flower Petal) Brooch pattern available for free.
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August 2012: 日本語訳はこちら.
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May 2013: Pattern updated. Re-worded, armhole widened and chart/written lace pattern fixed to display exact instructions for each size.
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Stitches and Techniques used:

  • Provisional Cast-On (Provisional CO) and Binding Off (BO)
  • Knit (K), Purl (P), Knit 2 Together (K2T), Slip-Slip-Knit (SSK), Yarn Over (YO), Knit Front and Back (KFB)
  • Crochet: Single Crochet (SC), Single Crochet 2 Together (SC2T). There are pictorials in the pattern for the crochetting parts.
  • Grafting
  • Working in the round (on Circular Needles or Double Pointed Needles)

Difficulty:
Advanced Beginner

To fit (bust) sizes:
Bust 32 ( 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50 ) inches (shown in 32 inch)

Yarn:
Elann Lara (138yds per 50g ball ); color - #337; 4 ( 5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 ) balls

Yardage required (app.):
600 ( 710, 820, 920, 1030, 1130, 1240, 1340, 1450, 1550 ) yds
A sport weight yarn is suitable, but it should be noted that Xia is designed for a mercerized cotton yarn so yarn of a plant origin such as cotton, linen or bamboo will be more suitable for this pattern. Solid or semi-solid yarn recommended.