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Mendel

Knitting
March 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1300 - 2100 yards (1189 - 1920 m)
30 (32, 34, 35.75, 38, 40 / 42, 43.75, 46, 48, 50, 52.25) inches
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Simplicity and elegance are key in this understated top. Drama is created using an open draped neckline and ruched hemlines.
This top is knit as a lightweight material from fingering weight yarn that has been knit with a loose gauge. This creates a flattering and stretchy material. Knit in the round from the bottom up, the ruches and hem are created as you knit. When the body is finished sleeves are picked up and knit down from the armhole (using short rows) leaving you with minimal finishing when the knitting is done.

SIZE
Bust size: 30-32 (32-34, 34-36, 36-38, 38-40, 40-42 / 42-44, 44-46, 46-48, 48-50, 50-52, 52-54) inches
0-2 inches negative ease recommended.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest : 30 (32, 34, 35.75, 38, 40 / 42, 43.75, 46, 48, 50, 52.25) inches
Length: 23 (23.75, 24.5, 24.75, 25.25, 25.5 / 26, 26.25, 26.75, 27, 27.75, 27.75) inches
Size 34 inches modeled with 1 inch negative ease.

MATERIALS
Cascade Yarns ‘Heritage’: (75% Merino Superwash / 25% Nylon; 437yds/400m per 100g skein); Color: Turquoise (5626); 3 3, 3, 4, 4, 4 / 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5 skeins

1 US 5/3.75mm circular needle, 24-inch length or longer for bigger sizes.
1 US 4/3.5mm circular needle, 24-inch length or longer for bigger sizes.
US 5/3.75mm double pointed needles.
US 4/3.5mm double pointed needles.

Tapestry needle; stitch markers; waste yarn, small crochet hook.

Techniques used and described:
Provisional Cast-on
Left and right leaning increases
Short Rows
3-needle Bind off