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Cúr

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Named after the Irish word for foam, Cúr is an airy, relaxed camisole that is as suitable for running through sea spray as it is for lounging with a frothy beverage.

The simple, flowing silhouette is complemented by a frilled hem, contrast armhole edgings, and a delicate lace insert along the neckline.

Worked seamlessly from the top down and suitable for adventurous advanced beginners, Cúr is a quick knit that will make for a dramatic addition to any summer wardrobe.

The pattern includes instructions for solid or striped version, with open or raised neckline.

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MATERIALS & INFO

Yarn
Light Fingering (500m/ 100g)
designed with Bear in Sheep’s Clothing Bear Luxury

solid camisole: 2 full (100g) skeins for body, 1 mini-skein (20g) for trim.
striped camisole: 2 full skeins

Gauge
25 sts x 30 rows = 10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”), in stockinette

Needles
Needle A: circular needle, 3.5mm (US 4) in diameter 
 (or as needed to meet gauge)

Needle B: circular needle, 3.00mm (US 2.5) in diameter (or two sizes down from Needle A)


Sizing
Finished garment measures as follows at chest circumference:
85cm/34” (90cm/36”, 95cm/38”, 100cm/40”, 110cm/44”, 118cm/47”)
Pattern includes schematic with detailed measurements.

Fit
Select size with desired amount of ease. In the photos, the solid camisole is a size 36” and is modeled with 2” of ease around the bust. The striped camisole is a size 44” and is modeled with zero ease around the bust. Notice that bust size alone does not determine fit. There are many factors that influence how a garment will look on a specific individual, including torso length, shoulder width, and hip to waist ratio, just to name a few!

Special Techniques
i-cord, provisional cast-on, basic lace, short rows

Pattern Support
http://www.lbhandknits.com/techniques

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NOTES ON YARN

Amount of Yarn Needed:
If worked in yarn 500m/ 100g or finer (see below), this is a 2-skein project (plus a mini skein for the contrasting trim, for the solid version) for all sizes, assuming perfect gauge, the yarn you choose not being ‘weird’ in terms of how economically it knits up, all else being equal, etc.

For sizes 110cm/44” and 118cm/47”: If the criteria after ‘assuming’ are not met, it is possible you may need more yarn. You can handle this in several ways: (a) buy extra yarn just in case (an extra skein for the solid version; 2 extra skeins for the striped version), (b) choose a finer yarn that will give you more meterage (see below), or (c) make the camisole a bit shorter than the pattern indicates. The lower bodice eats up a lot of yarn, since there are far more stitches to work with. So omitting even just several cm above the hem can make a substantial difference.

Yarn Substitution:
For best results, aim for a yarn with a meterage around 500m / 100g, or lighter (i.e. more, rather than fewer meters per 100g).

Some examples of commonly available yarns that will work:
Cascade 220 Fingering
Woolmeise Lace
Holst Supersoft, Coast, or Tides
Isager Tvinni
Fiberspates Gleem Lace
West Yorkshire Spinners Exquisite
Hedgehog Fibres Silk Merino Lace
Sweet Georgia Yarns Merino Silk Lace

This pattern will also work with fingering-weight sock yarns. Just be aware that, as sock yarn is a bit heavier than what the pattern calls for, you may need more yarn than stated, particularly in the larger sizes.