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Julia

Knitty, Spring + Summer 2011
Knitting
April 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
612 - 1224 yards (560 - 1119 m)
XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X
This pattern is available for free.

“Linen yarn is quite fascinating. It starts stiff and crispy, not exactly the “ooh I love the way this yarn feels” experience. But then after a few washings it becomes soft and graceful with a nice drape. So, I thought a roman style tunic with a billowing top and flowing bottom would be perfect for this yarn. Finished off with a lace edging, it becomes perfectly pretty and romantic.

The tunic is worked form the bottom up in the round until the bodice. Then it is worked back and forth in four different sections and then grafted at the shoulders.

The lace pattern is not complicated, making it suitable for a novice lace knitter. If you are new to lace knitting you may wish to use stitch markers between your repeats. This makes it easier to keep track of where you are in the lace repeat and helps you find mistakes.” (Pattern Page Description)

Note: the specific yarn required is Punta Yarns Montoya Beach Marled (which is categorized under Punta Yarns Montoya Beach on Ravelry).