Erquy by Heather Dixon


by Heather Dixon
April 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Angle Pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
5 sizes from 25" to 34 1/4" Finished Chest.
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This top is quite stretchy and is sized to fit the following bust sizes: 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46)“

This design came to me as I was drifting off to sleep – I had to get out of bed and sketch it so I wouldn’t forget all the details! The shape is based on a girly bathing suit with a flouncy skirt. The angled stripes give the impression of bust and waist shaping. You can extend the length to make an Erquy dress and that is exactly what I am planning to do for myself!

Finished Chest Circumference: 25 (27¼, 29¾, 32, 34¼)”/63.5 (69, 75.5, 81.5, 87)cm

MC - Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Dyed Cotton (100% Organically Grown Cotton), 65g/2.3oz, 150yds/137m.
2 (2, 2, 2, 2) Skeins of #311 Gardenia.
CC – Crystal Palace Yarns panda Silk (52% Bamboo, 43% Superwash Merino Wool, 5% Combed Silk), 50g/1.75oz, 204yds/187m.
1 (1, 2, 2, 2) Skeins of #3009 Cherry.
Or yarn that knits to specified gauge.

1 pair of US 3/3.25mm knitting needles
1 US 3/3.25mm circular needle
1 US 4/3.5mm circular needle
1 US 6/4mm circular needle

27 1/2 stitches x 36 rounds = 4”/10cm worked in Angle Pattern in the rnd using US 4/3.5mm knitting needles
Or size needed to obtain gauge;
21 1/2 stitches x 31 rounds = 4”/10cm worked in bottom lace pattern in the rnd using US 6/4mm knitting needles
Or size needed to obtain gauge.

Other Tools Needed:
Stitch Markers
Tapestry/Darning Needle