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I've been a 'crafter' all my life, and especially enjoy fiber arts. My first professional design was published in 2005, and since then I've had my designs published in knit.wear, Knitscene, Creative ...

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Grecian Elegance

from Desert Rose Fiber Arts
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Grecian Elegance
Grecian Elegance
Grecian Elegance
Grecian Elegance

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • simple cable
  • yarn over
  • decrease
  • increase
  • knit in the round
  • pick up & knit

Pattern Description:

Feminine, stylish & flattering are just a few words that describe "Grecian Elegance".

With cable & eyelet details complimenting the simple St st body, "Grecian Elegance" is a beautiful example of less being more. Adding to the elegance of the design is the use of a 100% sugar cane viscose yarn. The shine and drape of the resulting fabric creates a softly flowing garment. A single button at the back neck secures the simple jewel neckline.

Even though the design is simple, it's not a boring knit. The sleeves & yoke are worked sideways in one piece, using a combination of in-the-round and flat knitting. The body is worked from the yoke to the hem allowing the knitter to determine the overall length.

This design was originally published in the Spring 2012 Love of Knitting, and has been updated for both written style and to include a chart for the cable/eyelet detail.

Garment shown knit in: Araucania Ruca Solid (100% sugar cane viscose; 263 yds/240 meters per skein) ~ 4 skeins for 36 1/2-inch bust.


22 sts & 30 rows = 4 inches in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished bust: 31 1/2 (36 1/2, 39, 43 3/4, 46 1/4) inches


  • US 5 (3.75mm) set of 5 dpns, 16 and 24 (or 29)-inch circular needles
  • US 4 (3.5mm) set of 5 dpns, 16-inch circular needle
  • US F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 - 3/4 inch button

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Araucania Ruca Solid


Color #101 (silver)