Bellatrix by Kessa Tay Anlin
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November 2012
Laceweight Cashmere
Lace ?
19.5 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50 inches
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Bellatrix is a soft, warm and lightweight top with a simple but fitted shape.

Knitted in one piece using the contiguous method developed by Susie Myers.

Sensual but conservatively so, with very simple shape and a little play with colour contrasts.


  • Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
  • Techniques: simple increases (KFB, lifted increases) and decreases (P2T, K2T, SSK…), simple cabling, knitting flat and in the round.
  • Yarn: Rowan’s Kidsilk Night in Macbeth (app 680yds), Rowan’s Kidsilk Night in Starlight (app 100yds) and Laceweight Cashmere held double (app. 1000yds total).
  • Sizes 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48 and 50 (to fit bust, in inches)
  • Gauge (after blocking): 18sts/4” in St st in Lace Mohair,
  • Needle suggested: 4 mm
  • Suggested yarn: Lace mohair with (E.g. Debbie Bliss Party Angel) or without (E.g. KnitPicks’ Aloft) sparkle, and laceweight or fingering weight yarn.