Celandine by Jennie Pakula

Celandine

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Knitting
April 2010
Halcyon Yarns Gemstone Silk 2/12
Lace ?
36 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
610 - 1220 yards (558 - 1116 m)
Bust and hip circumference: 28 ¾ (33 ¼, 37 ¼, 41 ¼, 45 ¼, 49 ¼, 53 ¼)” / 73 (84.5, 94.5, 105, 115, 125, 135.5) cm Length: 21 (21 ½, 22, 23, 23 ½, 24, 24 ½)” / 53.5 (54.5, 56, 58.5, 59.5, 61, 62) cm
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Out of print. This pattern was available for $6.00.

A pretty vintage inspired top, worked in lace weight silk. The medallions are worked separately on 1.5mm double-point needles, then the rest of the body is picked up and worked down in the round using the larger needles.

Please note that the pattern is designed particularly for silk which is a heavy, smooth fibre that drops like crazy. My blocking method takes full advantage of the drop and gives you an amazingly drapey fabric - so please don’t measure your gauge until you’ve blocked your swatch according to the instructions. A word of caution: you may have difficulty getting the row gauge right if you use another fibre. You can compensate for this by making length adjustments - just swatch carefully or contact the designer for advice.

Stop press! There is an omission in the directions for the shoulder medallion chart. Please note that the shoulder chart is worked only on Needle 4 - on the other three needles you use the standard chart. Also, there is an error on line 16 of chart 1: the centre yarn over should be a plain stitch. These errors have both been fixed. If you bought it before the fix, you should have received a revised pattern. If you buy it new, the error is fixed.

A clarification: when you work the bust short rows, row 2 should read: Row 2: Sl 1, p until (B) sts before you reach the stitch marker remain on left needle, turn.

When sewing together the medallions: Sew them edge to edge from the back side using small, concealed stitches.