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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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Audrey Totter

from Knitting Kninja
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Audrey Totter
Audrey Totter
Audrey Totter

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Knit with circular needles
  • Single crochet

Pattern Description:

I am addicted to murder. Don't get me wrong; I've never killed, but I love a good murder mystery, and I love a good noir film. I have a certain sympathy with the dames, broads, dolls, and molls of the noir genre. They may be bad, but in the words of Jessica Rabbit, they're drawn that way. Every femme fatale needs a tight fitting dress that makes her look like a million dangerous bucks, and that's what Audrey Totter is. Knit simply in mostly stockinette fit, the design uses dart shaping and negative ease to cling to every curve. The lace sash is knit separately and joined to the dress afterward for a retro look that is to die for.


22.5 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch in Bugga on size 4 needles
12.5 sts/25 rows = 4 inches in Vine Lace stitch in Gaia Lace on size 5 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bust: 26 (30, 34, 38, 42, 45.5, 49) inches


  • 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6) skeins The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! [70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon; 412 yds per 113 gram skein], shown in colorway Longhorned Beetle
  • 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skein(s) The Sanguine Gryphon Gaia Lace [40% Mongolian cashmere/60% silk; 420 yds per 56 gram skein], shown in colorway Cobblestone Mazes
  • 1 U.S. size 4 (3.5 mm) 24 or 32 circular needle
  • 1 U.S. size 5 (3.75 mm) needles (straight or circular)
  • 1 U.S. size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • 5 stitch markers, one distinct
  • tapestry needle
  • waste yarn or 3 stitch holders

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