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Cactus Wren

Knitting
March 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3.5 mm (E)
900 - 1350 yards (823 - 1234 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X). To fit with 1-2in / 2-5cm ease.
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This lacy camisole features flattering waist shaping and lace in abundance. Crocheted lace trim and delicate buttons give this a vintage feel.

The Rustic Silk is lovely to work with, and wears wonderfully.

Pattern Notes

This camisole is worked in pieces from the hem up then seamed prior to the crochet edging being worked.

Simple crochet edging is used for the armholes, hem and buttonband. You can substitute single crochet edging along the armholes. Work extra rows of the garter stitch hem at the bottom if you’d rather skip the crochet hem edging.

Waist shaping is easily modified, as decreases and increases occur in the stockinette panels adjacent to the lace panels.

Total length is also easily modified in the hem to armhole area by working even longer prior to hip decreases, by working the waist longer, or by working even longer after the bust increases.

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X). To fit with 1-2in / 2-5cm ease.

Finished Measurements
Bust: 32¼ (36¾, 41¼, 45¼, 49¾, 53¾, 58¼)in / 81.5 (93.5, 105, 115, 126.5, 136.5, 147.5)cm
Length: 20¼ (20¾, 21¾, 22¼, 22¾, 23½, 23¾)in / 51.5 (53, 55, 56.5, 57.5, 60, 60.5)cm

Yarn
Dragonfly Fibers Dance Rustic Silk, 100% silk (450 yds / 411m per 3.99oz/ 113g), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins, shown in That Ol Chestnut.

Needles
US3 / 3¼mm needles or size to obtain gauge
Size E crochet hook

Gauge
24 sts and 32 rows = 4in / 10cm in St st.
Average 20 sts and 32 rows = 4in / 10cm in Lace Patterns, blocked.
20 sc = 4in / 10cm

Notions
(8) ½in buttons (buttons shown are vintage); (4) stitch markers; yarn needle

Skills
simple lace, simple crochet for edgings and buttonband, reading knit charts, picking up stitches, short rows, three needle bind off. Note that if you use markers between lace repeats, you will have to move the markers.

ERRATA
4/30/14: Correction to Back Chart repeat outline. See updated ebook.