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Jul 062016

Indium | The Knitting Vortex

Worked simply in summer yarn with a bit of lace, Indium is a bubble tank perfect for lazy warm days. Topdown seamless construction with no shaping makes a carefree top with a casual fit; wear it longer like the sample, or make a cropped version and accentuate the easy shape.

Techniques & Skills Used: provisional CO, I-cord, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, cable CO, working in the round; pattern instructions are fully written, with a chart also provided for the lace stitch pattern.
Size: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 44, 48)” bust; shown in second size with 1” negative ease at bust and 4” negative ease at hip. The straight body creates a bubble shape, fitted at the top and bottom, with positive ease between.
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sport (60% pima cotton, 40% Modal; 110 yards/100m/50g), shown in Platinum; 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins, or approximately 550 (575, 600, 650, 675, 750, 800) yards of sport weight cotton blend yarn.
Other Materials: US 3 (3.25mm) dpns (optional) for icord; US 3 (3.25mm) and US 4 (3.5mm) 24” circular needles, or size to match gauge; Stitch marker (1); Scrap yarn for provisional CO; Stitch holders (3); Yarn needle.
Gauge: 24 st and 33 rows/4” in stockinette stitch on larger needle, 20 st and 32 rows/4” in lace cable pattern on smaller needle, after blocking.

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