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Mekko

Knitting
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7.5 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in chart
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
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Mekko is a sleeveless tunic/dress inspired by the Marimekko designer Annika Rimala and her iconic graphic designs as well as the mod styles of the 1960s. It has a bold graphic pattern, an a-line shape ending at mid-thigh, a button placket, and I-cord accents in a third contrast color around the collar and neck opening. Mekko is youthful, but classic, and easy to wear. Pair it with boots for that classic Sixties vibe, or wear it with leggings and flats for a more casual effect.

DETAILS
Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Finished Measurements
Chest: 33 (34.75, 36.25, 37.75, 39.5, 41)in / 84 (88.5, 92, 96, 100.5, 104)cm
Length from shoulder to hem: 33 (33.25, 33.5, 33.75, 34, 34.25)in / 84 (84.5, 85, 85.5, 86.5, 87)cm

Yarn
Knit Picks Gloss Lace 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk (doubled)
4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins in Natural (MC)
4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins in Sterling (CC)
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein in Lilac (CC2)

Needles & Notions
• US2/2.75mm circular needles, 24”/60cm and 29”/73.5cm long
• US3/3.25mm circular needles, 24”/60 cm and 29”/73.5cm long
• One set of double points, size US3/3.25mm
• 4 Buttons (1/2” – 3/4”)
• Stitch holders or waste yarn, stitch markers as desired
• Yarn needle

Gauge
30 sts and 36 rounds = 4”/10cm in pattern using US3/3.25mm needles (or needles required to obtain gauge). For best results, swatch should be blocked and then allowed to hang for 24 hrs to simulate wear.

Construction Notes: Mekko is a sleeveless a-line dress or tunic with a button-placket at the neck and contrast I-cord piping at the armholes and neck. It is knitted in the round, with a steek at the neck opening and armscyes. It is designed to be worn with approximately 1-2 inches of positive ease. For a tighter fitting garment, knit a smaller size. To lengthen or shorten garment, increase/reduce the number of rounds between decrease rounds.