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Persephone Shell

Knitting
May 2010
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches in Main Color St St -- SEE NOTES for CC gauge
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
716 - 1152 yards (655 - 1053 m)
27¾ (30½, 33½, 36¼, 39¾, 42½, 45½)" underbust circumference
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Finished Size
27¾ (30½, 33½, 36¼, 39¾, 42½, 45½)” underbust circumference (see Pattern Notes). Top shown measures 30½ ” underbust with draped bust for A-cup bra size.

Yarns
MAIN COLOR: Rowan Wool Cotton (50% merino, 50% cotton; 123 yd 112 m/50 g): #908 inky (black; MC), 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins.
CONTRAST COLOR: Rowan Bamboo Soft (100% bamboo viscose; 112 yd 102 m/50 g): #118 mystic (turquoise; CC), 2 (2, 2–3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins, depending on cup size.
Yarns distributed by Westminster Fibers.

Needles
Body and draped bust—US size 4 (3.5 mm): 16–24” circular (cir), depending on size.
Hem—US size 3 (3.25 mm): 16–24” cir, depending on size. I-cord—US size 4 (3.5 mm): 2 double-pointed (dpn).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Gauge
22 sts and 35 rnds = 4” in St st with MC on larger needle;
26 sts and 39 rows = 4” in St st with CC on larger needle.

Notions
Waste yarn; markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle