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Zelda Vintage Blouse


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My mother was a sexy secretary in the 1940's and loved little tops like this one to wear to work. I think her style was fabulous and often turn to the family photo album for her inspiration. During WWII, the sweater girl was the woman of the day and on every soldier's mind as he spent lonely months away from home. A curvy gal like Zelda would surely remind him what he was fighting for. Zelda is knit circularly from the bottom up and is shaped with interior darts. For advanced intermediate and experienced knitters. Finished bust sizes: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)" 5 stitches and 6.5 rows per inch with US 7 needles-DK weight yarn GAUGE 5 stitches and 6.5 rows per inch SUGGESTED YARN 1100 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN K1C2 Baby Boo COLORWAY Lime

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Joan McGowan-Michael has been a professional fashion designer for more 25 years, styling garments for retailers as diverse as Frederick's of Hollywood and JC Penney. She founded her company, White Lies Designs, in 2001. It has since become the original go-to resource for lingerie patterns for hand knitting, and other romantic, vintage inspired knitwear styles in a wide range of sizes from petite to plus. Joan is a self-professed "fit geek" and incorporates dressmaker-style tailoring in many of her styles. You've seen her work in Big Girl Knits, Stitch & Bitch Nation, and The Best of Interweave Knits. She has appeared on DIY's Knitty Gritty and the PBS series Shay Pendray's Needlework Studio. Her book, "Knitting Lingerie Style," was released in May 2007 by STC Publishing.