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May Dance


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May is the month when the days start to really warm up for much of the US and Europethe month when dancers of all types come out of their winter stupor and take to the streets and fields to celebrate the return of spring and life. This tank top is knit in the lovely fingering-weight Baah La Jolla yarn, making it light and airy for the hottest weather. The central cable stitch uses dropped stitches to further play with the idea of airy solidity. Knit in the round from the bottom up, it has a hint of an A-line shape that gives you a bit more room in the hips, some light waist shaping, and a smidge of negative ease in the bust. FINISHED DIMENSIONS: Bust: 28.5 (32.5, 36.5, 40.5, 44.5)in / 72.5 (82.5, 92.5, 103, 113)cm Waist: 27 (29, 33, 37, 41)in / 68.5 (73.5, 84, 94, 104)cm Hip: 33.5 (35.5, 39.5, 43.5, 47.5)in / 85.5 (90.5, 101, 111, 121)cm BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting in the round simple cable stitches dropped stitches basic increases and decreases GAUGE 24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Women's XS (S, M, L, XL) SUGGESTED YARN 1000 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Baah La Jolla

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  • 600 - 1200 yards (549 - 1097 m) fingering weight yarn
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  • Stitch holders

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Katherine Vaughan Designs
Katherine Vaughan Designs
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other! I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.