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Fits to a Tee

OneHandKnits
Knitting
February 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
512 - 768 yards (468 - 702 m)
30-48" Bust
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Celebrate your curves in this super-fitted, cap-sleeved sweater top designed to fit your exact measurements! All the complicated maths has been done for you. Simply take your measurements and select the appropriate instructions to knit a flattering stockinette Tee, whether your figure be an ‘hourglass’, a ‘pear’ or a ‘Barbie’. Accommodates hips from 30-48” (76-122cm) with up to 9” (23cm) waist shaping and cup-sizes AA-F(UK). Three lengths to suit heights 5’3”(160cm) - 6’ (183cm). Fill in the My Size Chart as a handy reference guide as you knit.

This top is worked as one-piece both in-the-round and back-and-forth on circular needles so you can check your fit as you knit. Clear written instructions take you through waist-shaping, bust darts, making a neat button-band and short-row shoulders, making it suitable for intermediate knitters. The sleeves are cast-on in place and shoulders are sealed using a three-needle bind off so there are no seams to join at the end! Finish with an accent colour pick-up & i-cord bind-off edging.

Knitted in Rowan Kid Classic yarn (shown in Precious), a lofty plied yarn with 70% wool, 26% mohair and 4% nylon, 140m (153yards)/ 50g with given ball band gauge of 18-19st/ 10cm (4”) on 5-5.5mm (UK 5-6/ US 8-9) needles. It has been treated as a DK weight rather than an aran, to give a denser tension to the knitted fabric that won’t sag with wear. When substituting yarns a DK could be considered for a lighter, looser summer top aiming to match the gauge given below rather than that of the original yarn.

MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS
Bust Size: 30” / 32” / 34” / 36” / 38” / 40” / 42” / 44” / 46” / 48”
Skeins: 4 / 5 / 5 / 5 / 5 / 6 / 6 / 6 / 7 / 7

20-30g of accent colour yarn
1 pair 4.5mm (UK 7/ US 7) circular needles (100-120m in length) or as needed to achieve tension
1 ‘spare’ 4.5mm needle for bind-off/ front shaping – either double-pointed or circular
1 pair 4mm (UK 8/ US 6) circular needles (100-120cm in length)
4st markers
2 stitch holders
5-10 x buttons 0.75”(2cm) in diameter
Darning needle

TENSION
21st x 27rows to 10cm/ 4 inches stocking stitch on 4.5mm needles. Take time to swatch and review your needle size before starting as a small error in tension will be magnified by this pattern.

Models wear UK size 10 (in Berocco Comfort DK) & 14 (in Rowan Kid Classic)