Dorothy by Deb Hoss
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Dorothy

Knitting
July 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
22.4 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
575 - 1145 yards (526 - 1047 m)
30½(34¾, 39, 43½, 47¾, 52¼, 56½)" / 77.5(88.25, 99, 110.5, 121.25, 132.75, 143.5) cm
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Introducing Dorothy, an all‐season, knitted, leaf lace shell. Its simple sleeveless shape with easy‐to-remember lace pattern – a 10 stitch by 12 row repeat – is a perfect introductory project for lace knitting. Wear it sleeveless with a camisole, or with short or long sleeves beneath, allowing their color to peek through. The airy fabric pools slightly as it drapes from the shoulders to the high hip hem line. Choose sizing without ease based on bust measure. Dorothy is worked in the round, from the bottom up, until the start of the armholes where it splits and is worked back and forth. Stitches are picked up around the neckline and armholes for garter trimming. You’ll find this to be a quick knit – a fun and satisfying project!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 30½ (34¾, 39, 43½, 47¾, 52¼, 56½)” / 77.5 (88.25, 99, 110.5, 121.25, 132.75, 143.5) cm
Length: 24½ (24¾, 25¼, 25¾, 26, 26¼, 26½)” / 62.25 (63, 64, 65.5, 66, 66.75, 67.25) cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Cascade Yarn’s UltraPima (100% Pima Cotton; 220 yards per 100 gram skein); color – Colonial Blue #3794; 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins or, for comparable yarn approx. 575 (660, 760, 860, 955, 1050, 1145) yards / 525 (605, 695, 790, 875, 960, 1050) m.
I always have additional yarn on-hand for swatching.

Needles
US6 / 4mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 24 to 32” / 60 to 80 cm circular – choose length shorter than bust measure.
• 1 16” / 40 cm circular for armholes and neckline trim
• 1 pair straight for flat knitting above armholes

Notions
• Stitch markers (with color variety for differentiating stitch points and lace repeat sets)
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle
• T-pins for blocking, blocking wires (recommended, not required).

GAUGE
22.4 sts and 30 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch
18.4 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in leaf lace

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail CO, decreases (skp, sk2p, k2tog, p2tog, p2tog tbl), increases (yo), lace shaping, stitch pick up around armholes and neckline, short row shaping and 3-needle BO (at shoulders).

12 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, relevant abbreviations, lace pattern description, chart and shaping notes, along with a multi-set lace template to assist tracking of stitch sequences during shaping, and links for online tutorials.