Faience by Soraya García

Faience

Knitting
May 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Chart Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1165 - 2329 yards (1065 - 2130 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
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Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)

Finished bust circumference: 101.5 (113.5, 126.5, 138.5, 151)cm / 40 (44¾, 49¾, 54½, 59½)” - to be worn with up to 25cm / 10” positive ease.
Note: This garment has a relaxed fit and can be worn successfully with zero ease (as pictured) or significant positive ease.
Model has 104cm / 41” bust, stands 162.5cm / 5’4” tall and is wearing a size 1.

Yarn: La Bien Aimeé Merino Sport (sport weight; 100% superwash Merino wool; 325m / 355yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Sansa; 3 (4, 4, 5, 6) skeins

Gauge: 23 sts & 29 rows = 10cm / 4” over Chart pattern on 3.5mm needles, after blocking.

Needles: 3.5mm / US 4 circular needle, 80cm / 32” length
3.25mm / US 3 circular needle, 80cm / 32” length
3.5mm / US 4 crochet hook (for cast-off)
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 4 locking stitch markers, scrap yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle

Notes: This light summery tunic is worked flat in one piece. The body is cast on at the back and worked back and forth to the shoulders. The fronts and back are then divided for left and right shoulders and neck shaping. The left and right fronts are worked flat separately. Stitches are picked up from the centre front edges and worked in twisted rib before joining the fronts down the centre with a 3-needle cast-off. Finally, stitches are then picked up from both sides and worked in twisted rib before joining with a crochet slip stitch seam up to the armhole.