Dangerous curves by Erica Patberg

Dangerous curves

May 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Over stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.25 mm (D)
700 - 875 yards (640 - 800 m)
34½ (38½, 41½, 46½)"
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This skin-baring camisole is perfect for Summer. Short rows and partial rows create the fit as well as the flame patterning. Two background colors, worked as short row wedges, are separated by a contrasting flame pattern.

The flames are created with a series of partial rows sweeping first one direction in rightside side rows. To accomplish the task, each individual row must have a separate strand of yarn; a stripe two rows high is worked with two individual strands.

The colors across the back are worked from the balls of yarn; in front you’ll add butterflies or yarn bobbins where the stripes become wider. In this technique, no strands are ever crossed because the striping sequence reverses as the sweep changes direction.

Skill level: experienced

Colors: CoBaSi Plus in colors 057 Gold Crest (A), 055 Burnt Orange (B), 014 Framboise (C), 083 Hot Pink (D), and 042 Buttercream (E)

Yarn requirements: A 125 (150, 175, 200) yds
B, C, and D 50 yds each
E 350 (400, 475, 525) yds

Pattern found on pages 25-28.

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