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Nachtfalter

Knitting
April 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in Relaxed Baby Cable Ribbing
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 - 1200 yards (732 - 1097 m)
S (M, L, XL, XXL): Bust circumference 32 (35, 38, 41, 46)'' - 80 (88, 96, 104, 116) cm
This pattern is available for download for $6.00.
Errata available: hollaknits.com hollaknits.com

Errata

There’s a small mistake in the neckline bind off row. Correct instructions are as follows:
Next row (RS): K 35 (44, 45, 49, 56) sts, bind off 50 (50, 54, 58, 62) sts, k rem 34 (43, 44, 48, 55) sts.
Thanks to jettshin for bringing this to my attention!

It seems the yarn amounts for the MasiKnits version were a little bit optimistic. Here are the corrected amounts:
masi|knits Bottoms Up, 100% Organic Wool; 293 yds/90g: Caipirinha, 3 (4, 5, 5, 6) skeins.

Problems with the lace instructions? Maybe this photo-tutorial can help…

Nachtfalter (German for ‘moth’ or ‘nightflying butterfly’) is a fun color block top with a bold lace pattern, ribbed and cabled bottom and cute, short cap sleeves. The lace always reminds me more of moths than its namesake honey bees – hence the tongue-breaking name. (I’m glad to wear a nachtfalter, but a moth? I don’t want to even think of moths in connection with my knitwear. Shoo! Bad moth!)
In this top you have everything you can ask for in your knitting. Cables? Check. Ribbing? Check? In the round? Check. Worked flat? Check. Lace? Check.
There is virtually no shaping and almost no finishing to be done, while you’re allowed to play around with different yarns and to combine your favourite colors. Nachtfalter is a perfect summer knit. Wear it over tank top, flirty skirt and heels for a night on the town. Or head out to the beach in slim capris and flip flops.

Finished Size: S (M, L, XL, XXL): Bust circumference 32 (35, 38, 41, 46)” - 80 (88, 96, 104, 116) cm.

Actual garment size: 42.75 (49.5, 51.75, 56.25, 63)” - 108.5 (125.5, 131.5, 143, 160) cm bust circumference. Top shown in Knit Picks in size 35”, in Masi Knits in size 32”.

Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Sport (MC), 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic; 136yds/50g: #2138 Pomegranate, 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) balls. Knit Picks CotLin (CC), 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen; 123yds/50g: #U070 Surf, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) balls.
Yarn: masi|knits Bottoms Up, 100% Organic Wool; 293yds/90g: Caipirinha, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins.

Gauge:
36 sts and 29 rows = 4” in relaxed Baby Cable Ribbing on smaller needles with MC
21 sts and 24 rows = 4” in Honey Bee Lace pattern on larger needles with CC

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