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Flutterbye Silk Tunic

Knitting
May 2014
Lace / 2 ply ?
21 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch, with yarn held double
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
3.75 mm (F)
2000 - 3000 yards (1829 - 2743 m)
S (M, L, XL)

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Subtle texture and strategic transparency play well together here, creating a gossamer-light, handkerchief hem top that makes you feel like you’re floating on a cool cloud. 100% silk lace yarn glows with a quiet sheen, drapes beautifully, and works up quickly with minimal shaping on mid-sized needles. Sometimes simple luxury is the most elegant.

Rectangular panels are worked separately and then seamed into the sides to create the “flutter” in Flutterbye. Optional delicate sleeve and neckline ruffles are worked with short-row shaping to add an appealing, final feminine touch.

Sizes
S (M, L, XL) to be worn with 1-2 inches positive ease.
Finished width at bust = 32½ (38, 45¾, 51)” 82.5 (96.5, 116, 129.5)
cm

Finished length = 25½ (26½, 29, 30)” 65 (67.5, 73.5, 76) cm

Materials
Sundara Silk Lace 1,000 yds (1093 m)/3.5 oz (100 g), 100% silk. Color: Gingered Peach. 2 (2, 2, 3) skeins.
One US 6 (4 mm) 29” (74 cm) to 36” (91 cm) long circular needle, or size needed to obtain correct gauge
One pair US 7 (4.5 mm) straight needles
One pair US 8 (5 mm) straight needles
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers
Waste yarn or stitch holders
One US F-5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook

GAUGE
21 sts and 34 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st using 2 strands of yarn held
together and US 6 (4 mm) needles.