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Kristen Hanley Cardozo lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and an increasingly large collection of yarn and knitting patterns. Kristen is a loose cannon, but also the best cop on the ...

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from Knitting Kninja
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Atalanta

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Pick up stitches

Pattern Description:

Atalanta is a top down raglan shirt knit in a soft cotton blend, perfect for spring. Atalanta was a princess in Greek mythology, strong and capable and fast of foot. This comfortable and practical garment, loose fitting, but with flattering dart shaping, strikes me as a sort of modern take on something a Greek huntress might wear. The simple lace edging adds a point of interest for the knitter, and creates something a little different than the usual tee shirt


20 sts/26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size 5 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches - (Pick size closest to actual bust size for a sweater with 7% positive ease at bust.)


  • 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) balls Knit Picks Shine Sport (60% Cotton, 40% Modal(r); 110 yds per 50g ball) in MC - shown in Serenade
  • 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) ball Knit Picks Shine Sport (60% Cotton, 40% Modal(r); 110 yds per 50g ball) in CC - shown in Leapfrog
  • U.S. size 5 (3.75 mm) 24 or 32 inch circular needles
  • U.S. size 5 (3.75 mm) dpns or long circular needle for Magic Loop
  • U.S. size 4 (3.5 mm) 32 inch circular needles

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle