Silica Bodice by Jill Wolcott

Silica Bodice

Knitting
October 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7.5 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
810 - 1350 yards (741 - 1234 m)
XS (S) (M) (L) (XL)
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Breeze through the day in this romantic blouson bodice. An eyelet rib runs from the bottom to a waist-defining casing concealing an elastic band for a flattering fit. Then the easy drape of stockinette rises to the eyelet lace panel of the neck placket. The subtle scoop neck dips slightly lower in the front than in the back. Careful details like the echoed lace panel at the nape of the neck and a double-sided neckband for stability deliver a top that’s informal, but polished and easy to dress up or down.

moderately engaging / flat & ITR

Sizes

XS (S) (M) (L) (XL)
Finished chest 33 (36) (39) (43) (47)“
Finished back length 21 (22) (23) (24) (25)”

Gauge

7.75 sts/in and 7.75 rows/in = 31 sts/4” and 31 rows/4” in Single Eyelet and 1x1 Rib on size 3(3.25mm) ndls
5.75 sts/in and 7 rows/in = 23 sts/4” and 28 rows/4” in Single Eyelet Rib on size 5(3.75mm) ndls
5 sts/in and 7.5 rows/in = 20 sts/4” and 30 rows/4” in St st on size 5(3.75mm) ndls

Needles

Size 3(3.25mm) ndls and size 5(3.75mm) ndls OR size to obtain gauge

Supplies

Stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holders or WY, extra needles for flexible long-tail CO, casing, and 3-ndl BO; 3 hook and eye or other closures, 0.5” elastic film, sewing thread

Yarn

Powder River from Mountain Meadow Wool, 63% Mountain Merino, 25% American alpaca, 12% black Rambouillet, 100g/270 yds (247m)
3 (4) (4) (5) (5) skeins

As Shown

Model Size Medium

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