Innamorata by Deb Hoss

Innamorata

Knitting
August 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23.2 stitches and 35.6 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
750 - 1330 yards (686 - 1216 m)
31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55 inches
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Named for a Dean Martin love song, Innamorata – translated from Italian as “lover” or “sweetheart” – this piece is a delicate summer tee with a wide neckline of dipping V’s on its front and back – very romantic. Worked entirely of simple stockinette and rib trimming, the bodice extends mid-hip in length with gentle shaping at the waist. It is worked bottom-up in the round to the armholes, where it is then split and worked flat. Short trimmed sleeves are knit flat and set-in.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55 inches
Waist: 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52 inches
Hips: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55 inches
Length: 24.25, 24.75, 25, 25.25, 25.5, 25.75, 26 inches from center back

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Venezia Sport by Cascade Yarns (70% merino wool/30% mulberry silk; 307.5 yds/281.25 m per 3.5 oz/100g skein); color – pure diamond #110; 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 750, 840, 950, 1040, 1150, 1240, 1330 yards.
I always have a little extra on-hand for swatching.

Needles and notions, etc.
Needles size US #4/3.5mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 24-inch to 32-inch circular (use length shorter than waist measurement of size selected)
• 1 set straight for upper bodice and sleeves
Needles size US #3/3.25mm
• 1 24-inch circular for neckline trim
Stitch markers
Stitch holders
Yarn needle
T-pins for blocking

GAUGE (after blocking)
23.2 sts and 35.6 rows to 4 inches in stockinette stitch (worked flat)
23.2 sts and 32.8 rnds to 4 inches in stockinette stitch (worked in the round)

TECHNIQUES REQUIRED
Knit, purl, long-tail CO, ssk, k2tog, circular knitting, m1R, m1L, p2tog, p2tog tbl, stitch pick up around neckline, 3 needle BO (at shoulders), blocking, and some seaming (at sleeve trim and armhole).

10 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, assembly diagrams for stitch pickup around neckline and sewing sleeve cap into armhole, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.