Network by Paola Albergamo

Network

Knitting
June 2021
Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Network stitch (after blocking)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
700 - 1300 yards (640 - 1189 m)
1 (XS-S), 2(M-L), 3(XL-2XL), 4(3X-4XL), 5(5XL-6XL)
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In the last year, networks were crucially important for all of us. Professional networks, the Internet, social media, virtual events, how could we have survived the pandemic without them?
So it’s maybe not surprising that net-like fabrics are the texture of the moment, like the ones produced by macramé or the classic crochet filet stitch.
This piece can be used as a beach robe or over a dressy outfit for a night out. It is a breeze to make and easy to wear!



Construction
Network is worked seamlessly top-down. The piece is started from the back and worked flat until the underarms. The fronts are then picked up from the shoulders, worked separately until the neckline then joined and worked together to the underarms, where the front is joined with the back and worked in the round to the big lateral slits.
This slipover is meant to be worn with a loose fit and a good amount of positive ease, that’s why only 5 sizes are proposed, each of them covering multiple sizes.



Sizes
1 (XS-S), 2(M-L), 3(XL-2XL), 4(3X-4XL), 5(5XL-6XL).

Finished Bust circumference:
106.5 (126.5, 146.5) [166.5, 186.5] cm/42.75 (50.75, 58.75) [66.75, 74.75]”.

To Fit Bust: 75-85, (95-105, 115-125) [135-145, 155-165] cm/ 30-34 (38-42, 46-50) [54-58, 62-66]”.

Ease suggestions: approx 25 cm / 10” positive ease.

Yarn
Voie de Vie Yarn SW Bling Paint + Rinse Series (70% Merino, 25% Nylon, 5% Stellina; 462 yds 422 m/100 g), col. Southwest Bauble;
Approx. 700 (800, 950) [1100, 1300] m / 765.5 (875, 1040)[1203, 1421.5] yds.

Needles
US 4 / 3.5mm * circular needles with 32” / 80 cm.
US 4 / 3.5mm * circular needles with 24” / 60 cm or DPNs for picking up sts around neckline and armholes.

* or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions
1 marker.
Strings of waste yarn for provisional CO.
Stitch holders or waste yarn.
Tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Gauge
18 sts x 26 rows= 4” x 4” / 10 cm x 10 cm in network stitch, measured after blocking.