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Dancing in the Dark

Knitting
February 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1072 - 1684 yards (980 - 1540 m)
XS-XL (32-40" bust)
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A bottom-up knit tunic, worked back and forth in two flat pieces, with a pick-up, knit in-the-round moss (seed) stitch cowl neck and ribbed armhole finishing. Worn with 2” positive ease, this tunic makers for a cheeky bum-skimming dress over tights/ leggings or can be worn as a long jumper. Choose to knit all in one colour or stripe boldly for a statement piece for you to jiggle the night away in! Model wears size XS in Tile (MC) and Precious (CC). Instructions are written. Suitable for beginners.

MATERIALS
250g (250: 300: 300: 350) Rowan Kid Classic yarn (53yds/ 140m to 50g) in main colour (MC)
150g (150: 200: 200: 250) Rowan Kid Classic yarn in contrast colour (CC)
1 pair 4.5mm (UK 7/ US 7) single-point needles or as needed to achieve tension
1 pair 5mm (UK 6/ US 8) circular needles
2x stitch holders
3x stitch markers
Darning needle

TENSION
21st x 29rows to 10cm/ 4 inches stocking stitch on 4.5mm needles (after blocking)

DIMENSIONS & SIZING
TO FIT BUST: 32 34 36 38 40 inches/ 81 86.5 91.5 96.5 101.5 cm
Actual width (chest/ hip): 17 18 19 20 21.5 inches/ 43 45 48 50 53 cm
Actual length Hem-Underarm: 25 26 27 28 29 inches/ 63 65.5 68 70.5 73 cm
Actual length Hip-Shoulder: 32.5 34 35 36 37.5 inches/ 82 85.5 88 90.5 94 cm

For a more fitted dress/ jumper knit one size down.