Britannia by Belinda Harris-Reid
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Britannia

Knitting
September 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1844 yards (1686 m)
One size
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A celebration of all things quintessentially British - well I think it speaks for itself with a huge great map of GB on the front.

This statement dress can be dressed-up for twilight, just a little something to throw over when the darkness descends and the air becomes chilly. Or wear over your PJs while mooching about your country abode, wearing your tiara of course, while sipping Earl Grey in your china cups, or even possibly wearing for long hikes with the corgis. What Ho Chaps!

Uncomplicated and effortless to make – constructed from two rectangular pieces with a little bit of shaping on the shoulders and neckline. Sew-up seams to armholes, pick-up sts to create neckline and pick-up sts around armholes to create small sleeve caps and TA DA….

Cast-off loosely. Just fling on and wear. Well I do suggest you block first; wet thoroughly, lie out on a towel to dry naturally making sure to pull out to define shape. ENJOY.

YOU WILL NEED

6 x 100g LIGHT MOONSHINE (undyed), 225m/100g (DK - 70% alpaca, 20% silk and 10% cashmere)

PLUS 2 x 50g milky chocolate, 1 x 50g mustard and 1 x 50g husky grey

NEEDLES

Long 4mm circular needle (80 or 100cm) and short 4mm circular needle (40cm) or 4 x double pointed 4mm needles and sewing-up needle

FINISHED SIZE

Underarm to underarm: 73cm (as waist to hips), circumference of sleeve: 45cm, depth of rib collar: 7cm, depth of rib hem: 11cm, length from beg. of left rib collar to beg. of right rib collar: 35cm

One size fits all: size 10-12 (very loose and comfy) 14-16 (loose and comfy) 18-20 (comfy) 22-24 (fitted and comfy)