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Dropveter

Knitting
May 2014
Lana Grossa California
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
600 - 900 yards (549 - 823 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X) 72/76 (80/86, 91/96, 102/106, 111/116, 121/126)cm - 28/30 (32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46, 48/50) inch bust circumference.
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The name of the top means Licorice String in Dutch, because the yarn reminded me of the black licorice strings I used to love when I was a kid…:-)
This loose, relaxed summer top incorporates several interesting elements. It has a deep V-neck, deep raglan sleeves and an oversized feel. To relieve the stockinette, a fabulous woven stitch panel embellishes the front, celebrating the wonderful ribbon yarn.
The raglan increases are yarnovers to give the summer breeze a chance to cool you…the same goes for the elongated stitch details at hems and sleeve edgings. It’s a quick knit with enough new stitches to keep you interested, and enough stockinette to make it a relaxing TV-knit…
Knit one up and sling it on over a tee, jeans or a skirt, and slouch around fashionably attired all summer long!

Design notes
Top down raglan
Woven front detail
V-neck
Deep raglan sleeves
Elbow sleeves
Drop-stitch hem detail

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X) 72/76 (80/86, 91/96, 102/106, 111/116, 121/126)cm - 28/30 (32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46, 48/50) inch bust circumference.
Finished measurements: (laid flat):50 (55, 60, 65, 70, 75)cm - 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30) inches (4”positive ease around bust).
Sample Garment Measurements: Armpit to armpit (laid flat and closed) 60cm (24”).
Model is 1.82m (6’) tall(size S) and wearing a lengthened size M

Yarn
Linea Pura California by Lana Grossa (Aran / 10 ply, 85% Cotton, 15% Silk) 109 yards/50 gr, 6(7,7,8,8,9) skeins in Anthrazit 407; 654(763,763,872,872,981) yards.
Alternatives: Lightweight knit ribbon yarns, cottons with some nylon or acrylic content.

Gauge
15 st and 19 rows = 4”/10 cm in (loosely knit) stockinette stitch

Needles
6.5/7 mm/10.75 US 32” circular needles, or the size you need to get gauge; I use Addi Turbos.