Urban Gipsy by Ela Torrente
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Urban Gipsy

Knitting
November 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
495 - 705 yards (453 - 645 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL)
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Urban Gipsy is a seamless, cropped boat neck top mostly worked in the round, from the top down. The pattern starts by working the shoulders to the underarms, then the front and back are joined together and the body is worked in one piece.
The garment is intended to be worn with positive ease at the chest for a comfy fit.
Silky Merino is a single ply, DK weight yarn that allows you to knit an extremely smooth and shiny fabric. One of the characteristics of pure wool single ply yarns is that they felt slightly during knitting. Don’t be afraid: the felting process help to protect your garment against pilling!

Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL)
Finished chest circumference 33 (35¼, 39, 43, 47½) inches/84 (90, 99.5, 109, 121) cm.

Sample shown in size S on a 31 inch/79 cm bust.

Materials
♡ Malabrigo Silky Merino (51% silk, 49% merino; 150 yds/137 meters per 50 gr) shown in Smoke;
4 (4, 4, 5, 5) skeins;
approx: 495 (525, 585, 645, 705) yards/455 (480, 535, 590, 645) meters.
Please note that this top is designed to be cropped. If you want to add length to the garment you will need more yardage.

♡ 40”/100cm or longer US6/4mm circular needle.
♡ 40”/100cm or longer US7/4.5mm circular needle or different size to obtain gauge.
♡ 8 stitch markers.
♡ crochet hook (for provisional cast on).
♡ waste yarn (for provisional cast on).
♡ waste yarn or stitch holders (for holding sts).
♡ spare needle.
♡ 1 safety pin.
♡ darning needle.

Gauge after blocking
23 sts & 25 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in lace pattern on larger size needle.
19 sts & 34 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in garter stitch on larger size needle.

Skill level: experienced.