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Aphrodite

knit in Jewel FX®, Bling Bling™ and Yoga®
Skill level: Easy

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Shown in size Small.

 

SIZES

Directions are for women’s size X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large are in parentheses.

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust – 33(35-37-39-42)”.

Length – 26(26-26 1/2-27-27 1/2)”.

 

MATERIALS

BERROCO YOGA (50 grs), 3(3-4-4-4) balls #6412 Ashram (A).

BERROCO JEWEL FX (25 grs), 1(1-2-2-2) balls #6903 Moonstones (B).

BERROCO BLING BLING (50 grs), 2(2-3-3-3) balls #1545 Rust/Gold (C).

Straight knitting needles, sizes 6, 8 and 13 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

29” Length circular knitting needle, size 8.

1 St holder.

One  3/4” button.

 

GAUGE

14 sts = 4”;  14 rows = 4” in Pat St with A on size 13 needles.

18 sts = 4”;  28 rows = 4” in k1, p1 ribbing with B on size 6 needles.

17 sts = 4”;  24 rows = 4” in St st with C on size 8 needles.

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

 

PATTERN STITCH

Rows 1 and 3:  Knit.

Rows 2 and 4:  Purl.

Row 5:  * K1, yo twice, rep from * across, end k1.

Row 6:  Knit, dropping yo’s.

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

 

BACK

Skirt:  With size 13 needles, using A, cast on 97(101-105-109-115) sts.   Work in Pat St, dec 1 st each side every other RS row twice, then every RS row 17 times – 59(63-67-71-77) sts.  Work even if necessary until piece measures 12” from beg, end on RS.

Waistband:  Change to size 6 needles and B and p the next row, then work in ribbing as follows:

Row 1 (RS):  K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 15” from beg, end on WS. 

Bodice:  Change to size 8 needles and C.  Work in St st, inc 1 st each side every  1/2” 6 times – 71(75-79-83-89) sts.  Work even until piece measures 19½” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 5(5-6-6-7) sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 61(65-67-71-75) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every RS row 6(8-8-8-9) times – 49(49-51-55-57) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 2 1/2(2 1/2-3-3 1/2-4)”, end on WS.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  K7(7-8-9-10), join another ball of C and bind off center 35(35-35-37-37) sts, k to end.  Working both sides at once, work even until armholes measure 6 1/2(6 1/2-7-7 1/2-8)”, end on WS.  Bind off 7(7-8-9-10) sts each side for shoulders.

 

FRONT

Work same as for back until piece measures 15” from beg, end on WS – 59(63-67-71-77) sts.  Change to size 8 needles and C.

Divide for Fronts:  Next Row (RS):  K12(14-16-17-20) and sl these sts onto a holder for left front, k to end – 47(49-51-54-57) sts.

Right Front:  Purl 1 row.  Bind off 5(5-3-3-2) sts at beg of the next 2(2-4-3-7) RS rows, then 4(4-2-2-1) sts at beg of the next 1(1-1-3-1) RS rows – 33(35-37-39-42) sts.  Dec 1 st at beg of the next 3 RS rows – 30(32-34-36-39) sts.  Continue to dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row 9(9-7-8-7) times more, then every other RS row 3(3-5-5-6) times.  AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 19 1/2” from beg (before all neck decs have been completed), end on RS.  Shape armhole same as for back, continuing to work neck decs.  When all decs have been completed, work even on 7(7-8-9-10) sts until armhole measures 6 1/2(6 1/2-7-7 1/2-8)”, end on WS.  Bind off all sts for shoulder.

Left Front:  With RS facing, sl 12(14-16-17-20) sts from holder to size 8 needle. Turn to WS, join yarn and cast on 35(35-35-37-37) sts, p to end – 47(49-51-54-57) sts.  Complete to correspond to right front, reversing all shaping.  Bind off for neck at beg of WS rows and for armhole at beg of RS row.

 

FINISHING

Steam pieces lightly using a pressing cloth.  Sew shoulder seams.

Neck Edging:  With RS facing, using circular needle and C, beg at right front neck edge, pick up and k69(69-75-81-87) sts along right front neck edge to right shoulder seam, 18 sts to back neck, 35(35-35-37-37) sts across back neck, 18 sts to left shoulder seam, then 69(69-75-81-87) sts along left front neck edge – 209(209-221-235-247) sts.  Beg with Row 2, work in ribbing same as for waistband for  1/2”, end on WS.  Bind off all sts in ribbing.

Armhole Edging:  With RS facing, using circular needle and C, pick up and k77(77-81-85-89) sts evenly spaced around entire armhole.  Work same as for neck edging.  Sew side and armhole edging seams.  Sew button to right front neck as in photo, sewing through both thicknesses to tack fronts tog.