Syncopation by Laura Patterson


November 2008
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26.5 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
455 - 855 yards (416 - 782 m)
XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X
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This is the third design in the West Coast Swing Collection. The other designs are Flying Lindy (socks), Sugar Push (fingerless mitts), and Basket Whip (cowl). Some swing dancers enjoy adding a little Syncopation to their steps; they think it makes the dance more fun. Having a little lace near the hem of this basic top makes it more fun to knit and to wear. This tank top can be worn alone, under a cardigan, over a thin blouse, or however you choose. Sweater can be knit in a DK or worsted weight yarn, anything that would ordinarily knit up at 4.5 to 5 stitches per inch.

Construction: The top is knit in the round from the bottom up to the armholes, then is worked back and forth. Pattern includes waist shaping.

Sizes: Model knit: size small. Pattern written for 7 sizes: XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X. Sweater designed to fit with somewhere between 2 and 4 inches of negative ease, so choose a size 2 to 4 inches smaller than your chest, or go larger for a looser fit.

Finished sizes: 28, 31, 34.25 (40.5, 43.5, 46.75, 49.75) inches; 71, 79, 86 (103, 110.5, 119, 126) cm.

Stitch instructions: Written and charted.

Notions: Stitch markers.