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Lateen

Knitting
July 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with larger needle, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
715 - 1445 yards (654 - 1321 m)
33 1/4 (37 3/4, 42, 45 1/2, 49 1/2, 53 3/4, 57 1/2)” bust measurement, after seaming
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We sailed away on a winter’s day
With fate as malleable as clay
But ships are fallible, I say
And the nautical, like all things, fades
And I can recall our caravel
A little wicker beetle shell
With four fine masts and lateen sails
Its bearings on Cair Paravel.

--Bridges and Balloons, Joanna Newsom

An asymmetrical apron tank with intersecting lines and unexpected chevrons.

Finished Measurements
33 1/4 (37 3/4, 42, 45 1/2, 49 1/2, 53 3/4, 57 1/2)” bust measurement, after seaming
worn with 4 1/2” positive ease at bust

Yarn
Sparrow by Quince & Co. (100% organic linen, 168 yds (155 m)/50 g); 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins or 435 (490, 575, 625, 685, 765, 840) yards in color Sans and 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins or 280 (320, 395, 435, 475, 540, 605 yards in color Truffle

Needles
One 32” circular needle in size US 4 (3.5 mm)
One 24” circular needle in size US 3 (3.25 mm)
or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge
26 stitches and 31 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with larger needle, after blocking

Skills needed: increasing, decreasing, seaming