Tristania by Kate Scalzo
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Tristania

Knitting
November 2015
Lace ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette on US 5, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
900 - 1400 yards (823 - 1280 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
This pattern is available for $4.99.

Tristania has been temporarily removed from the store while Kate updates it. You will find a number of improvements in the new version to make sure you get the most out of this pattern. Please comment on this listing if you would like to be notified once it’s re-released. Thank you so much for your continued support!

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Errata

For size L, you will end up with 166 sts for the back instead of 164. Also use a “ssk” at the end of rows 6 and 12 in the lace chart instead of a double decrease.
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It’s a girl! It’s a boy! It’s a sweater!

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. And your clothes help you to feel that way all the time, right? No?

Well, I certainly needed some pieces in my maternity and nursing wardrobe that were stylish, flattering, and convenient for my role as “mommy.” As I recall from the birth of my first son, Owen, the transition from pregnant body to nursing mother was particularly difficult to dress. Most days, I looked at my options and just settled on another striped top with excessive layers of fabric at the top that made me feel more like a shapeless dairy cow than the spicy meatball I believe myself to be.

Enter “Tristania” (pronounced tris-TAHN-ia), designed when I was pregnant with my son, Tristan. Meant to be worn over a maternity or nursing tank top, “Tristania” features a gorgeously shaped back with cable detailing and lace panelling down the front, ending in a deep V to make breastfeeding a snap. The waist is a forgiving rib which flows downward into a tunic length bottom that flatters even those of us with an additional 10-lb human “under the hood” or, lets face it, an extra 10 lbs in the back.

That said, it need not be limited to the reproductively active! I fully intend to wear “Tristania” for years to come. I hope you enjoy this “baby” of mine as much as I do.

Photo note: The party photos show the sample with the modified bottom, using fewer increases. I also seamed the underarms about 3” up just to see how it would change the armhole fit.