Lenten by Natasja Hornby

Lenten

Knitting
June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
585 - 1312 yards (535 - 1200 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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The design for Lenten was based on the beautiful fresh and simple cotton/linen blend hammam towels I saw in abundance during my stay in Marrakech. Worked in a crisp summer yarn, like linen or cotton, Lenten is effortlessly cool and versatile, a perfect summer garment to wear and to knit.

CONSTRUCTION
Lenten is worked from the top down. The top is almost seamless, it has shoulder seams only, which are closed with a 3-needle bind off on the outside.
The back and fronts are worked down to the underarm, where they are joined. The body is worked in one piece down to the edge of the corrugated rib border.
Stitches are picked up for the corrugated rib front bands, the corrugated rib neckband and the armholes, which are finished with an applied i-cord. The tassels, another little nod to beautiful Marrakech, are optional and attached to a simple crocheted cord.

Note on the Corrugated Rib trims
Since a lot of knitters dislike purling while working colorwork, two sets of instructions are given for the Corrugated Rib. The first one will instruct you to work the Corrugated Rib in the more traditional way, holding two strands. The second will instruct you to work the Corrugated Rib in two passes for every row, so you will be only handling one strand at the time.

SIZES
WOMEN XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished bust circumference: 80.5 (89, 103,114, 127, 137, 144) cm / 31.75 (35, 40.5, 45, 50, 54, 56.75)”
Sample is shown in size S and 3 cm / 1.75” of positive ease at the bust.

YARN
Fingering weight yarn. To achieve the crispness and drape of the sample I would recommend linen, cotton or a linen or cotton blend. Meterage / yardage is given without the tassels.

MC 435 (480, 565, 630, 725, 825, 920) m / 475 (525, 615, 690, 790, 900, 1005) yds.
CC1 100 (110, 130, 145, 170, 190, 215) m / 110 (120, 140, 160, 185, 210, 235) yds.
CC2 20 (32, 38, 44, 50, 57, 64) m / 22 (35, 42, 48, 55, 62, 70) yds.