Castanea Sativa by Amanda Bell

Castanea Sativa

Lace ?
26 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
650 - 1000 yards (594 - 914 m)
29, 32.5, 36, 40, 43.5, 47” (74, 83, 91, 102, 110, 119cm) bust, designed for 0-3" (0-8cm) negative ease
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A flattering, racerback style tank with clever and pretty details. Worked bottom-up, in the round, and divided at armholes to work front and back separately. Shoulders are joined using 3-needle BO; length of straps can be checked and adjusted before joining for a custom fit.

650 (725, 800, 850, 925, 1000)yds/ 600 (660, 730, 775, 845, 915)m heavy lace to light fingering weight yarn; US4 (3.5mm) and US3 (3.25mm) circular needles or sizes needed to obtain gauge; stitch holders or waste yarn; darning needle; several stitch markers; one extra needle size US3 (3.25mm) or a bit larger for working 3-needle bind off.

Flexible cast on and bind off, knitting in the round, slipped sts, mirrored increases and decreases, 3-needle BO. Quilting pattern is written instruction only.

Further sizing details:
A= 29”/74cm bust, 26.5”/68cm waist, 29.5”/75cm high hip
B= 32.5”/83cm bust, 30.5”/77cm waist, 32.5”/83cm high hip
C= 36”/91cm bust, 33.5”/85cm waist, 36”/91cm high hip
D= 40”/102cm bust, 37.5”/95cm waist, 40”/102cm high hip
E= 43.5”/110cm bust, 41”/104cm waist, 43.5”/110cm high hip
F= 47”/119cm bust, 44.5”/113cm waist, 47”/119cm high hip

About 2” of body length has been added to the original prototype at the suggestion of my fabulous test knitters.