Helena by Julie Weisenberger

Helena

by Julie Weisenberger
Knitting
July 2015
Habu Textiles n-100 wide gima cotton
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
in St st
US 11 - 8.0 mm
500 - 1090 yards (457 - 997 m)
s (m, L, 1x, 2x, 3x)
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Helena represents the best of summer knitting — a design so simple you can knit it at a barbeque or on the beach. Knit it before summer is over and wear it with everything from jeans and a t-shirt to a sundress or swimming suit. When the weather turns cold, you might want a winter version. The pattern also contains directions for knitting it with circular needles and at different gauges. A loose, drapey fabric knitted with strong yarn is recommended.

Size
Small (medium, large, 1x, 2x, 3x)

Finished Measurements

Bust: 48 (52, 56, 60, 64, 68)”; meant for 10–15” positive ease around Bust (this is what makes it drop off the shoulders and drape longer at the sides)
Length from top of shoulder: 19 (20, 21, 22, 23, 24)” or desired length

Materials
Yarn

500 (600, 700, 800, 900, 1090) yds / 457 (549, 640, 732, 823, 997) m of a tape or strong linen/cotton yarn, approx worsted weight, that gets gauge

Shown in:

Habu Textiles a-188 - 56% linen, 44% cotton. 109 yds. per 1 oz skein (fingering weight)
5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins in undyed/natural, sample yarn dipped in indigo by AVFKW

Habu Textiles n-100 Wide Gima - 100% cotton, 109 yds per 1 oz skein

6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins in color 40 Black

Needles
US 10.5–11 circ or straight
Extra US 11 for 3-needle BO
Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions
8 stitch markers
stitch holders (or spare circ needle)

Gauge
14 sts = 4” square in St st; row gauge not important.

Errata
Version III

Rnd 1: Sl3, K41(45, 48, 52, 55, 59)
Working back and forth in St st, work an additional 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12)“. on first 44 (48, 52, 55, 58, 62) sts only. Place sts on hold. Break yarn leaving a tail. Repeat for next 44 (48, 52, 55, 58, 62) sts…