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Loie

from Eileen Casey Creations
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Loie
Loie
Loie
Loie
Loie
Loie

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • provisional cast on
  • knitted hem
  • short rows
  • bead knitting
  • knitting in the round
  • reading charts
  • slip stitch crochet

Pattern Description:

The flowing lines and sinewy "whiplash" curves of the Art Nouveau movement were embodied in dance by Loie Fuller, who was so famous in her day that she had her own exhibition at the 1900 Paris World's Fair.

The romantic beaded motif and feminine shaping of this top reflect a modern sensibility that gives a nod to its Art Nouveau roots.

Loie is made seamlessly in the round, all in one piece with the barely-there sleeves picked up and knitted from the body.

There is a knitted hem, so as not to disturb the even surface of the stockinette stitch, over which beads are knitted in to form the striking curved column.

Gauge:

20 sts/28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bust: 30 [32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60] inches
  • Length: 21.5 [22, 22.5, 23, 23.25, 23.5, 23.75, 24, 24.25, 24.75, 25, 25.25, 25.5, 25.75, 26.25, 26.5] inches

Materials:

  • Valley Yarns Goshen [48% cotton/46% rayon/ 6% silk; 92yds/84m per 1.75oz/50g skein]; colour: Red 06; 6 [7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14] skeins
  • 1 24" US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 575 3/0 Toho round seed beads, black opaque
  • Spare circular needle for cast on stitches
  • Set of US 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles, or long circular for magic loop
  • Stitch holders
  • Row counter
  • Crochet hook in similar gauge

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Valley Yarns Goshen

Colorway:

06, Red


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About the designer

Eileen Casey is a designer from Ireland now living in beautiful upstate NY - where thankfully there is plenty of sweater weather.

She has been knitting since she was 5, and couldn't imagine life ...

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