On the Bright Side by Katya Frankel
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On the Bright Side

Knitting
May 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
875 - 1094 yards (800 - 1000 m)
35 (38½, 41½, 45, 48, 51) in / 88 (96, 104, 112, 120, 128) cm
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Lace knitting is great for summer – not only can you create beautiful stitch pattern using simple techniques, but the holes allow the air to flow through, so you won’t overheat and can concentrate on looking stylish instead!
* Difficulty
Intermediate – increases, decreases, simple lace, knitting in the round, seaming, simple finishing
* Finished bust circumference 35 (38½, 41½, 45, 48, 51) in / 88 (96, 104, 112, 120, 128) cm
Designed to be worn with about 1-2 in / 2.5-5 cm of positive ease.
Shown in size 38½ in / 88 cm with 1½ in / 4 cm of ease
* Yarn
Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK (100% Cotton, 220 yds / 201 m / 100 g) in Azure #1959, 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins
* Gauge
21 sts and 35 rows = 4 in / 10 cm square over broken rib pattern, measured after light blocking
20 sts and 26 rows = 4 in / 10 cm square over lace pattern, measured after light blocking
* Needles & Notions
3.75 mm (US 5) straight or circular needles (for the body)
3.75 mm (US 5) 16 in / 40 cm circular needle or set of double points (dpns) (for neck and armhole finishing)
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Stitch markers, stitch holders and tapestry needle