Laverne by Snowden Becker
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October 2008
Lace ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
720 - 1200 yards (658 - 1097 m)
XS - 3X
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Finished measurements are (approx.):

bust: 30 34, 38, 42, 45, 48, 52 in.
76 86, 97, 107, 112, 122, 132 cm.

length: 20.5 21, 21.5, 22, 22.5, 23, 23.5 in.
52 53, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60 cm.

This short-sleeved, u-neck tee with contrast trim and floral corsage appliqué is knit from the top down with minimal finishing in easy stockinette—it simply flies off the needles! Sheer and lightweight, the garment is still cozy, thanks to the affordable Crystal Palace mohair-blend yarn. The contrast trim and embellishment need just tiny amounts of yardage, too—one 25g skein of Kidsilk Haze is enough to trim two sweaters (sizes XS-L). Bust the stash, save your cash!

Variant instructions are included for three-quarter length sleeves, as well as short-row bust shaping for shapelier ladies. Also included are instructions for making flowers and leaves for the corsage decoration—although you may just want to chain-stitch a big ol’ script initial there using the contrast-color yarn for the full Laverne & Shirley effect.