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Grecian Elegance


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl simple cable yarn over decrease increase knit in the round pick up & knit GAUGE 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 PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Araucania Ruca Solid COLORWAY Color #101 (silver)

Recommended with this pattern

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

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Desert Rose Fiber Arts
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 Knitting, Love of Knitting, Knitcircus, Twist Collective, Three Irish Girls Yarns, Universal Yarns, and Cascade Yarns, along with several books by DRG Publications. When not knitting, thinking about knitting or dreaming up new designs, I love spending time with my husband and pets, in the high plains of Colorado where we live.