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Thera

Knitting
November 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
850 - 1450 yards (777 - 1326 m)
31'', 33'', 36'', 40'', 45''
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A semi-fitted summer pullover, worked bottom up (flat or in the round) with set-in sleeves worked seamlessly from the top down with short row shaping for tailored sleeve caps.

The lace pattern is provided as a chart and written instructions.
Basic understanding of short rows is expected (no short row tutorial included), but instructions for sleeve cap shaping are written out in detail.

The given row gauge is less relevant than the stitch gauge. All lengths are given in inches and cm throughout the instructions.

Pattern includes some size modification advice.
The pullover is intended to be worn with little to no ease around the bust and upper arms and some drape around the waist. The original is a size 33’ and is worn by a person with a 32” bust.

Thera is the Ancient Greek name for the island known today as Santorini or Fira.

The original was knitted in Lana Grossa Mare which is a reasonably priced yarn from one of the biggest German yarn manufacturers, but it might not be as easily available elsewhere. (I am not particularly suggesting it either, contrary to what the wording in the pattern info above might suggest ;) It just happened to be on sale at a local shop when I was looking for yarn for a summer sweater…)

To achieve a similar result, a yarn with cotton, linen, silk, viscose or rayon content should be used. The yarn should be smooth, for clear stitch definition in the lace pattern, and heavy enough to produce a nice drape. Chainette type yarns are particularly recommended.

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