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A Dashing Little Swim-Suit

Knitting
November 2008
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 37 rows in stitch pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
2.0 mm
1674 yards (1531 m)
to fit bust 30-34 & 36-38 inches
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This stunning two piece swimsuit was originally published in Woman & Home in 1938 as a single size pattern. The skirt is separate and is removed for swimming. The suit itself is knitted from the shorts up with side seams. A glamorous halter back fastened with contrasting buttons gives this swimsuit a very decadent edge.

The pattern is written for the following sizes:
Bust sizes: 76-86cm (30-34in) & 91-97cm (36-38in)

Garment shown in photographs is for the first size

Requirements
Susan Crawford Coquette (125m/136yd per 50g ball) 100% mercerised cotton
13 (15) balls shade Aquamarine

yarn available from www.susancrawfordvintage.com/Yarns.html
1 pair 2.25mm (US 1) needles
1 pair 3mm (US 3) needles
2mm crochet hook
5 buttons
1 press stud
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