Let's Dance by Deb Hoss

Let's Dance

Knitting
June 2014
Light Fingering ?
26.8 stitches and 40.8 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
960 - 1730 yards (878 - 1582 m)
30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54" / 76.2, 86.4, 96.5, 106.7, 116.8, 127, 137.2 cm
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Let’s Dance is an A-line, cap-sleeve raglan pullover worked in a checkerboard lace – Tilting Blocks Lace – that hop-scotches across its surface throughout. This lace pattern is clean and rhythmic, unfussy, with alternating airy bits that enhance the fabric’s natural drape. Let’s Dance is worked from the top down with minimal shaping, perfect for summer knitting. Enjoy!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54” / 76.2, 86.4, 96.5, 106.7, 116.8, 127, 137.2 cm
Hips: 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58” / 86.4, 96.5, 106.7, 116.8, 127, 137.2, 147.3 cm
Yoke depth: 8, 8½, 9, 9½, 10, 10½, 11” / 20.3, 21.6, 22.9, 24.1, 25.4, 26.7, 27.9 cm
Length from underarm: 16¾, 16½, 16¼, 15¾, 15¼, 15¼, 15¼“ / 42.5, 41.9, 41.3, 40, 38.7, 38.7, 38.7 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Malabrigo Sock (superwash merino wool; 440 yards per 3.5 oz skein); color – Indiecita #416; 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4 skeins or, for comparable yarn approximately 960, 1090, 1210, 1325, 1435, 1580, 1730 yds / 878, 997, 1106, 1212, 1312, 1445, 1582 m.
I always have a little extra on-hand for swatching.

Needles
US3 / 3.25mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 16” / 40 cm to 24” / 60 cm circular (for initial CO at neckline)
• 1 24” / 60 cm to 32” / 80 cm circular for bodice (for bodice underway to hem)
• 1 set double-pointed for sleeves (for rib at sleeve hems)

Notions
• Stitch markers
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle
• T-pins for blocking (blocking wires optional)

GAUGE (after blocking)
• 26.8 sts and 40.8 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm in Stockinette stitch
• 26 sts and 40.8 rnds = 4” / 10.2 cm in Tilting blocks lace pattern.

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail CO, Knitted CO, decreases (ssk, k2tog), increases (m1R, m1L, yo), circular knitting, lace shaping (instructional link provided), and blocking.

10 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, tutorial links, schematics, a multi-set Tilting blocks lace pattern page (for managing lace stitches during shaping), a row tracking grid for managing at the same time instructions of yoke shaping, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.