Beauty School by Amy Appel
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Beauty School

Knitting
April 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
545 - 1395 yards (498 - 1276 m)
XS (S, M, L) [1X, 2X, 3X]
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Note: Pattern includes the following customizable options:

  • short, 3/4, or long sleeve
  • crew neck or mock turtleneck
  • crop top or natural waist length

Please join us for the Beauty School Knit-Along! with great motivation and prizes! July 23 - September 3, 2018. More info at POISON GRRLS !

Visit Beehive Yarns for the exclusive Beauty School colorways created especially for this design!

Beauty School Dropout! This blouse is inspired by the most glamorous scene in Grease! Beauty School is the quintessential 1950’s inspired top with it’s cropped silhouette and high neckline. And just like at the beauty parlor, the decisions are yours! Customize this pattern to suit your style or seasonal wardrobe needs. Choose your neckline: double crew or a mock turtleneck; choose your sleeve length: short, three-quarter, or long sleeve. Choose your body length: crop top or natural waistline! It’s your go-to pattern for the vintage inspired top that goes with everything from pencil skirts, circle skirts, cigarette pants, jeans; and it’s the perfect way to showcase your favorite yarn! Go with a solid for a classic look, or try a speckle or tonal yarn for a contemporary spin on this vintage style top! So many options to make Beauty School again and again! And don’t forget your coordinating Beauty School Turban for a truly vintage look.

“Beauty School” is part of my Pink Ladies Collection!

CONSTRUCTION

Designed to be worn with 0-2” of negative ease, Beauty School is knit seamlessly from the top down, and neckband is stitched inward.

SIZES

XS (S, M, L) 1X, 2X, 3X

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS after blocking

BUST:
29 (33, 37, 41) 45, 49, 53
74 (84, 94, 105) 114, 124, 135 cm

MATERIALS

YARN

  • SHORT SLEEVE: 2 (2, 2, 3) 3, 3, 3 skeins Barbarella by Beehive Yarns (75% merino wool, 20% nylon, 5% stellina; 437 yards/400 meters) OR approximately 545 (625, 725, 840) 965, 1045, 1115 yards / 500 (570, 665, 770) 880, 955, 1020 meters of fingering weight yarn

  • 3/4 SLEEVE: 2 (2, 3, 3) 3, 3, 4 skeins Barbarella by Beehive Yarns OR approximately 695 (790, 905, 1035) 1165, 1250, 1315 yards / 635 (720, 830, 945) 1065, 1145, 1200 meters of fingering weight yarn

  • LONG SLEEVE: 2 (2, 3, 3) 3, 3, 4 skeins Barbarella by Beehive Yarns OR approximately 730 (835, 955, 1100) 1240, 1325, 1395 yards / 670 (765, 875, 1005) 1135, 1210, 1275 meters of fingering weight yarn

suggested needles:

  • US 3/3.25 mm 24” circular needle & 32” for magic loop or DPNs
  • US 2/2.75 mm 24” circular needle & 32” for magic loop or DPNs
  • for the mock turtleneck only: US 4/3.5 mm 32” circular needle for magic loop or DPNs
  • notions: stitch markers, scrap yarn or stitch holder, tapestry needle, row counter (recommended)

Want to match your sweater and turban like I did in true vintage style? Here is the combined amount of yarn needed in Beehive Yarns Barbarella:
SHORT SLEEVE: 2 (2, 3, 3) 3, 3, 4 skeins 3/4 SLEEVE: 2 (3, 3, 3) 3, 4, 4 skeins LONG SLEEVE: 2 (3, 3, 3) 4, 4, 4 skeins

**** ERRATA: neckband: rows 11-20