Davenport Kaftan (Swimsuit Cover Up) by Sheila Toy Stromberg

Davenport Kaftan (Swimsuit Cover Up)

Knitting
July 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Chart pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
700 - 1000 yards (640 - 914 m)
Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large)
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Summer is so perfect for drop stitches! If you have been intimidated by them, don’t be! They are way easier than you think, and they look so lacy and gorgeous with such a minimal amount of work. This pattern is written in such a way that it is the perfect intro to drop stitches. The drop stitches will be explicitly explained in the pattern, making it great for beginners to this technique. Using a cotton or other plant fiber makes this garment the perfect swimsuit cover-up for summer! Worked in an animal fiber, it’s the perfect for brisk spring or fall days with leggings. The stitch pattern works just perfect in either type of yarn. The yarn used in the sample is a thick n thin style, so it does take a little longer to work up than regular yarn because of all the little nubs. Be aware if you use this type of yarn that it will go a little slower than typical. Even still, it works up quickly because your work will grow tremendously by dropping stitches! Happy knitting!

Techniques: Basic increases and decreases, garter stitch (knit every row), dropping stitches (explained in the pattern), picking up stitches, and Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off.

Sizes: Actual bust measurement in inches (bust measurement in centimeters)
XS 28” – 32” (71 cm – 81 cm)
S 32” – 36” (81 cm – 91 cm)
M 36” – 40” (91 cm – 102 cm)
L 40” – 44” (102 cm – 112 cm)
XL 44” – 48” (112 cm – 122 cm)

Yardage Estimate:
XS 700 yards (650 meters)
S 750 yards (700 meters)
M 825 yards (750 meters)
L 900 yards (825 meters)
XL 1000 yards (900 meters)

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