Grotto Nymph by Holli Yeoh
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Grotto Nymph

Knitting
March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, using size 3 US / 3.25 mm needles, after blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 - 1600 yards (732 - 1463 m)
Eleven Sizes
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Free your inner dryad with the lacy leaf design of this elegant tank. With cascading leaves wrapping around the sides and a beautifully reversible fit, your summer wardrobe is perfectly suited for any forest dream escape.

The tank is completely reversible, but for simplicity, we’ve indicated the lacy side as the back and the Stockinette stitch side as the front. It is worked in the round from the bottom up. After dividing for the armholes, the front and back are worked separately in rows. Waist and bust shaping are achieved by changing needle size several times.

Front shoulder shaping is fully fashioned with single, double, and triple cabled decreases. The back shoulders are worked straight with deeper armholes than the front, so the shoulder seams fall toward the front, enhancing the reversibility.

Multiple stitch decreases are worked as cable decreases, but k3tog / sssk and k4tog / ssssk can be substituted. Cable decreases are less three-dimensional and have a smooth appearance.

The lace pattern is proportional to the finished measurements, meaning that for each size, there’s a different number of stitches and rows in the pattern repeat.

SKILL LEVEL
Advanced

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust circumference: 31 ½ (34 ½, 37 ½, 40 ½, 43 ½, 46 ¾, 49 ¼,
52 ½, 55 ½, 58 ½, 61 ½)“ / 80 (87.5, 95.5, 103, 110.5, 118.5, 125, 133.5, 141, 148.5, 156) cm
Hip circumference: 33 ½ (36 ½, 39 ½, 43, 46, 49 ½, 52 ½, 55 ½, 59, 62, 65 ½)” / 85 (92.5, 100.5, 109, 117, 125.5, 133.5, 141, 150, 157.5, 166.5) cm
Length: 22 ¼ (22 ½, 22 ¾, 23, 23 ¼, 23 ¼, 23 ½, 23 ½, 23 ¾, 24 ¼, 24 ¾)” / 56.5 (57, 58, 58.5, 59, 59, 59.5, 59.5, 60.5, 61.5, 63) cm
Intended to be worn with ½-1” / 1.5-2.5 cm positive ease.

YARN
2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Bulletproof Sock in Jasmine (437 yd / 400 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 50% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, 15% Kid Mohair, 15% Silk)

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size 2 US / 2.75 mm circular needle, 16” / 40 cm long and 24” / 60 cm long
Size 2.5 US / 3 mm circular needle, 24” / 60 cm long
Size 3 US / 3.25 mm circular needle, 24” / 60 cm long
Size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needle, 24” / 60 cm long
Size 5 US / 3.75 mm circular needle, 24” / 60 cm long
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Locking stitch markers, cable needle, one ½“ / 12 mm button.

GAUGE
32 sts and 37 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Fern Grotto Lace stitch using size 3 US / 3.25 mm needle, in the round and flat, after blocking.
26 sts and 37 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch using size 3 US / 3.25 mm needle, in the round and flat, after blocking.