Lita by Bristol Ivy

Lita

Knitting
February 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
984 - 1640 yards (900 - 1500 m)
37.5 (41.75, 46, 50, 54.25, 58.5, 62.5, 66.75)” [95.5 (106, 117, 127, 138, 148.5, 159, 169.5) cm] bust
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Lita is worked in one piece from the top down. First, epaulets are worked separate for each shoulder, and then stitches are picked up along one edge, cast on, and picked up along the edge of the other epaulet. These stitches are worked down flat, and joined to work in the round at the underarm. All body shaping occurs in the back. Unless otherwise noted, slip all markers as you come to them.

DESIGNER: Bristol Ivy
YARN: The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (90% wool, 10% mohair; 328 yds/100 gm skein): buttermere, 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins.
GAUGE: 23 sts + 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needle, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 – 32” (80 cm) US 5 (3.75 mm) circular. 1 - 16” (40 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular. 1 - 32” (80 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular. 1 - set US 3 (3.25 mm) DPNs.
NOTIONS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle.
SIZE: 37.5 (41.75, 46, 50, 54.25, 58.5, 62.5, 66.75)” 95.5 (106, 117, 127, 138, 148.5, 159, 169.5) cm bust across full width of garment.
34.5 (38.5, 42.75, 47, 51.25, 55.25, 59.5, 63.75)” / 87.5 (98, 108.5, 119.5, 130, 140.5, 151, 162) cm hem circumference. When choosing a size, refer to the hem circumference. Sweater is designed to be worn with 0-4” (0-10 cm) finished ease at the hem.
SKILLS: Short row shaping, working lace from charts, picking up stitches.

USEFUL TIPS:
• For a tutorial on working lace from charts, visit our Charts Series here.
• For a tutorial on picking up stitches, visit our Tips + Tricks here.

Photography by Carrie Bostick Hoge