Plisse by Amy Gunderson
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May 2011
Lace ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
950 - 1350 yards (869 - 1234 m)
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Plisse (’pleated’ in Italian) is a finished, fitted warm weather tank. Japanese short-rows shape a gently curved hem, bust, and diagonal line above bust. Top begins with a provisional cast on and knit-in hem, and continues in the round up to separation of front and back. A smattering of pleats and fine linen yarn take this simple, tailored tank up a notch.
Don’t let the small gauge fool you; Plisse knits up quicker than you would think. You’ll be rewarded with a beautiful summer top that beats the heat!

There are two separate pdf files for sizes: 32-42” and 46-54”
Finished bust sizes: 32(34, 36,38,40,42,46,50,54) inches
(sample shown is 34” size on a 34” bust)

Gauge: 8 sts and 10 rows=1 inch on larger needle AFTER blocking. With linen especially, it’s really important to know your washed/blocked gauge. The piece will stretch lengthwise and shrink up widthwise (slightly) after blocking.


-Yarn: Habu linen xs-55 lace weight (brick red/color 3; 48 gms/370 yds.) 3(3,4,4,4,4,5,5,6) balls
or about 950(1000,1100,1175,1275,1350,1600,1750,1900)yds of a similar lace weight yarn
-size 1 1/2 (2.5mm) 24” circular knitting needle
-size 1 (2.25mm) 16” circular (for armhole edging) ; or dpns, or long circular for magic loop; and 16-24” for neck edging
-15/24 safety pins or other split ring markers
-row counter

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