Parachutey by Stephen West


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Don’t know what to do with all your fingering weight yarn leftovers? Knit a stripey tank top! The front is knit sideways with vertical garter stitch stripes. Then the back is worked from the neck down to the bottom while being attached to the front. I-cord borders decorate the edges. The large voluminous shape is meant to have an oversized fit so you can move easily and breezily. Try cotton, silk, and linen yarns for warmer climates or layer the garment over t-shirts and long sleeves for a variety of styles.

Size: S (M, L, XL)

Finished Measurements: 55 (63, 72, 78)“ / 140 (160, 183, 198)cm chest circumference. Large size shown on a 41” / 104cm chest circumference. Garment is designed to fit with generous positive ease.

Yarn: Fingering & lace weight

Yarn Amount: 200-300g of fingering and lace weight yarns. The large sample used approximately 240g of yarn.

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Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
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Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20
Elsa Wool Cormo Fingering
Bart & Francis Mohair/Silk Boucle

Needles: 40” US 4 / 3.5mm circular

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge: 20 sts & 52 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch

Pattern Notes: Play with random striping sequences and enjoy mixing colors and fibers together. The sample shows several fingering weight wools and sock yarns on the front. The back is mostly lace weight mohair boucle with fingering weight striped accents.

Errata: Lower Back Section
Row 1 (RS): CO 13 sts using the cable CO method, k to last st, turn work.
Row 2 (WS): CO 12 sts using the cable CO method, slip 1 selvedge st onto needle from the bottom diagonal Right Front edge (next to CO). K2tog (first Back st together with picked up selvedge st), kfb, k to last st, ssk (last st together with a picked up bottom diagonal Left Front Edge). 150 (175, 205, 225) sts.

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