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Summer Drops

The perfect summer sweater, light, airy and easy to wear. This summer top is knit from the top down in the round with circular yoke shaping. The drop stitch details are easily created focal point on the yoke and hem. Gentle a-line shaping gives a relaxed summer fit.

SIZES
To Fit Actual Bust Circumference Up To:
30 (33.25, 36, 39.25, 42, 45.25, 48, 51.25, 54, 57.25)” / 76 (84.5, 91.5, 99.5, 106.5, 115, 122, 130, 137, 145.5) cm.
0-2” / 0-5 cm of positive ease recommended.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust Circumference:
30 (33.25, 36, 39.25, 42, 45.25, 48, 51.25, 54, 57.25)” / 76 (84.5, 91.5, 99.5, 106.5, 115, 122, 130, 137, 145.5) cm.
Size 36” / 91.5 cm modelled with 1”/ 2.5 cm positive ease.
Length from Back of Neck: 20.75 (21, 21.5, 21.75, 22, 22.5, 22.75, 23, 23.75, 24.25)” / 52.5 (53.5, 54.5, 55, 56, 57, 58, 58.5, 60.5, 61.5) cm.

YARN
Dragonfly Fibers ‘Dance Rustic Silk’ (100% Silk; 450 yds / 411 m per 4 oz / 113 g); colour: Zombie Apocalypse, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins
Approximate Yardage: 563 (620, 680, 725, 775, 842, 894, 949, 1020, 1084) yds / 514 (567, 621, 662, 708, 768, 817, 866, 931, 991) m

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US size 5 / 3.75 mm circular needles, 32”/ 80 cm long (or longer for larger sizes)
US size 5 / 3.75 mm dpns if magic loop not used for sleeves
Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.
Tapestry needle, waste yarn, 3 markers.

GAUGE
20 sts and 28 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in St St blocked
Drop Stitch (rnd 1 & 2) 0.5” / 1.5 cm deep

TECHNIQUES DETAILED
Cable Cast-On, German Short Rows, Helical Stripes, Lifted Increase, I-Cord Bind-Off, Drop Stitch


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