Flex by Heidi Kirrmaier
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June 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
456 - 836 yards (417 - 764 m)
33½ (37¾, 42, 46, 50½, 54½)" [85 (96, 107, 117, 128, 139) cm] bust circumference
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Shown in size 37¾“ / 96 cm with 5” / 13 cm positive ease

kestrel / cove 503
6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins

24-32” circular needle in size US 9 / 5.5 mm
40-50” circular needle in size US 9 / 5.5 mm

Taking advantage of Kestrel’s fantastic stitch definition, Heidi uses simple shaping to form what is more or less a mitered square. The center of the ‘X’ is then shifted toward the front to complete the effect of a “cross front” top, without overlapping or seaming the fabric at the front.
The front and back pieces are worked separately from the bottom up. Then they are joined with the yoke, which is worked in the round, ending at the front center of the neck. The piece is then folded in half and seamed at the sides.

skills required
working in the round, increasing, decreasing, cable cast on, seaming.
tutorial links provided for long-tail cast on, cable cast on, and seaming.