Desert Belle by Bebe Thomas

Desert Belle

Knitting
June 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
1720 - 2720 yards (1573 - 2487 m)
XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X - 7 sizes: 42" - 64" Bust
This pattern is available for free.

SIZE
For women’s garments: XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
shown in size S with 6 inches ease at the garment fronts (overlap)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 42.25 [45.25, 49.25, 53.25, 57.25, 60.75, 64.75]“
Note: The Desert Belle wrap is designed to fit with ease. The left front overlaps with the right front by 6 [5.75, 5.75, 5.75, 5.75, 5.5, 5.5] inches. To find the right size, measure around the apex of your bust and add the ease noted above.
Length (shoulder to bottom of brioche): 25 [26.5, 27, 28, 28.5, 29.5, 30] inches

MATERIALS
Yarn
The Fibre Company Acadia, 60% Merino Wool/20% Baby Alpaca/20% Silk, (50g/145yds);
spacer [MC] Thistle; 10 [11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 16] skeins
spacer [CC’s Slumber Bowl](/patterns/library/ccs-slumber-bowl) Chipmunk; 2 [2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3] skeins

Recommended needle size
always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below -- every knitter’s gauge is unique
spacer 1 set US #5/3.75mm double-point needles (for sleeve cuff)
spacer 1 24-inch US #6/4mm circular needles (for body)
spacer 1 24-inch US #5/3.75mm circular needles (for Stockinette stitch hem)
spacer 1 set US #3/3.25mm straight needles (for brioche section)

Notions
spacer yarn needle
spacer stitch holder
spacer stitch markers
spacer custom separating zipper (see instructions in Pattern Notes)
spacer fabric pins (for zipper)
spacer sewing needle (for zipper)
spacer polyester thread (for zipper)
spacer zipper foot (if machine sewing the zipper)
spacer sewing machine needle size 75/11 HS (if machine sewing the zipper)