Chicane by Jimenez Joseph

Chicane

Knitting
November 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in 5.25 sts per inch on 4.5mm needle. 1.5 pattern repeats per 10cm (4") wide
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
950 - 1100 yards (869 - 1006 m)
33" - 44" upper/high hip
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This pattern contains 2 versions:
Chicane - for DK weight yarns & Chicane Lite for Fingering/4 ply weight yarns.


Chicane is a boat-neck lacy top with dolman sleeves and tie cord shoulders. A versatile design that is knitted flat and from the top-down as a custom-fit construction. Ideal for many body shapes and yarn types. Options: sew up the shoulders for a classic look, or use contrasting colours for ribbing trims.

Note: This top is designed to fit loose against the body and sit on the upper/high hip (about 5” above the fullest part of your hip). The top is sized according to upper hip measurements. It is best to measure this area first to determine your yarn amount.

Gauge in lace pattern:
21sts x 28 rows. 1.5 pattern repeats per 10cm (4”) wide using larger size needles.


Materials for Chicane Lite
3 x 100g skeins to fit sizes: 33” to 38” upper/high hip.
3 to 4 x 100g skeins to fit sizes: 39” to 44” upper/high hip.

Suggested yarns:
MCN 4ply by Old Maiden Aunt Yarns.
Primo Fingering by The Plucky Knitter.
4mm (US 6) 80cm (32”) long circular needle.
3.5mm (US 4) 80cm (32”) long circular needle.
Stitch markers, waste yarn, measuring tape, yarn needle and optional crochet hook.

Gauge for Chicane Lite: 22sts x 34 rows based on 4mm needle on 10cm/4” swatch. 1.75 pattern repeats per 10cm (4”) wide.

The Pink Sample: Chicane Lite - 2 colour
This sample is just a 2 colour variation of the same pattern. It was made using fingering weight yarn: 2 skeins of Pink and 1 skein of Grey - size S (35” upper hip).