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Daughter of the Sea

Knitting
January 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
665 - 1330 yards (608 - 1216 m)
Woman's XS (S, M, L, XL) 2X To fit bust size 31 (36, 40.5, 44.75, 49) 53.5" / 79 (91.5, 102.5, 114, 125) 136 cm
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“Daughter of the Sea” is one way to translate the Latin name Cordelia. Bands of simple colorwork, shaped front points, I-cord edging, a back accent belt and shell buttons with button loops are combined to make this an unusual, feminine sweater vest. The pattern for

Main yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers, 100% Peruvian highland wool, 220 yd / 200 m, color 2422 (lavender) - 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) 5 skeins or about 560 (650, 800, 880, 1000) 1200 yd / 515 (600, 735, 805, 915) 1100 m of any worsted weight yarn.

Contrast yarn: Cascade 220, 100% Peruvian highland wool,
220 yd / 200 m, color 8010 (cream) - 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) 1 skein or about 105 (110, 115, 115, 120) 130 yd / 96 (100, 105, 105, 110) 120 m of any worsted weight yarn.

Notions: Stitch holder, yarn needle for weaving in ends, 7 buttons (shown: Favorite Findings “Shellz,” 5/8”, #1801), sewing needle & thread for attaching buttons.

Construction: Worked flat from the bottom up, then seamed. Stitches are picked up for armhole ribbing, which is worked in the round. Attached I-cord is worked around the hem and front openings.

Skills: Knitted cast-on, knit, purl, increasing, decreasing, stranded colorwork, following a chart, picking up stitches, I-cord.

Notes: The vest is designed to be worn with zero or negative ease. Choose the size nearest your actual bust measurement. Read through the pattern before beginning; neck shaping and armhole shaping are worked at the same time. For a less fitted silhouette, waist shaping may be omitted. Photos show size Medium.