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Marlaina "Marly" Bird fled the world of financial services to launch her Yarn Thing podcast and hasn't looked back since. To Marly, a bi-craftsy girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Larissa

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Top Down Construction

Pattern Description:

Perfection in every stitch. A basic top down raglan with simple lace insert and waist shaping, the Larissa is a perfect pattern for your buffalo yarn. Great to make and to wear. The model wanted to take it home with her :-)

The pattern has written instructions for the lace as well as charted instructions and a full schematic.

Garment is worked in one piece in rounds from neck edge down. When raglan shaping is complete, sleeves are separated from body and stitches are placed on holder. Body is worked in rounds down to lower edge. Lastly, sleeves are finished in rounds.
Lace panel is worked on front only, placed between markers as instructed. Back and sleeves are worked in St st only.


22 sts and 32 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in St st with larger needle; 27 sts in Lace Panel = 41/4" [10.8 cm] with larger needle.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) Finished Bust Measurements: 31 (351/4, 393/4, 44, 481/2, 523/4, 571/4)" [78.74 (89.54, 100.97, 111.76, 123.19, 133.99, 145.42) cm] Length: 24 (24 1/2, 25, 26, 26 1/2, 27, 27 1/2)" [60.96 (62.23, 63.5, 66.04, 67.31, 68.58, 69.85) cm] Shown in size S. Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.


  • Yarn: Buffalo Gold, "Earth" (90% bison, 10% nylon; 200 yards; 62 grams) natural, 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) hanks
  • Needles: sizes US 4 and 5 (3.5 and 3.75 mm) 24" [60 cm] circular; size US 5 (3.75 mm) 32" [81.28cm] circular and double pointed needles or size to obtain correct gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Notions: stitch markers; stitch holders (or waste yarn); tapestry needle.

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