Rita Hayworth by Leah Coccari-Swift

Rita Hayworth

September 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
725 - 975 yards (663 - 892 m)
32 (36, 40, 44) inch bust with negative ease
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Channel your inner bombshell! This is a very fitted, cropped pullover with a deep V in back. Sexy, feminine, and a little retro with a modern twist. Layer it over a tank top or wear it alone if you are a daring soul!

Worked from the bottom up in the round until the armholes, when the work splits for front and backs which are worked flat. The half-sleeves are set-in, worked separately in the round and then flat for the sleeve caps. 

The boatneck in front has slight curved shaping, there is negative ease across the bust for a snug fit. The back has a plunging deep V and is held in place with a knitted strap.

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large, XLarge)

To fit bust: 32 (36, 40, 44) inch bust with negative ease

Finished size: 30.5 (34.25, 38.5, 42.25) inches

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns, Ewe So Sporty, 145 yards,
5 (5, 6, 7) skeins (Shown in 90 Vanilla)

Needles: US 1 (2.5mm) circular needle,

  • US 4 (3.5mm) circular needle,
  • US 4 (3.5mm) double-pointed needles for back strap and sleeves (if desired)

Supplies: 2 stitch holders, 2 ring markers, yarn needle

Gauge: Please check stockinette gauge flat AND in the round, as the sweater is worked both ways, to make sure your gauge is consistent!

  • Stockinette stitch on larger needles: 22 sts and 34 rows = 4”
  • K1 P1 rib on smaller needles in the round: 27 sts and 48 rows = 4”

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