Helena

$8.00 USD

Helena represents the best of summer knitting — a design so simple you can knit it at a barbeque or on the beach. Knit it before summer is over and wear it with everything from jeans and a t-shirt to a sundress or swimming suit. When the weather turns cold, you might want a winter version. The pattern also contains directions for knitting it with circular needles and at different gauges. A loose, drapey fabric knitted with strong yarn is recommended.

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Skills Needed

  • General knitting skills
  • 3-needle BO
  • Mattress st worked on WS (explained in pattern)

Size

Small (medium, large, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Finished Measurements

  • Bust: 48 (52, 56, 60, 64, 68) in/ 122 (132, 142, 152, 163, 173) cm ; meant for 10–15 in/ 25-38 cm positive ease around Bust (this is what makes it drop off the shoulders and drape longer at the sides)
  • Length from top of shoulder: 19 (20, 21, 22, 23, 24) in / 48 (51, 53, 56, 58, 61) cm, or desired length

Materials

Yarn

  • 500 (600, 700, 800, 900, 1090) yds / 457 (549, 640, 732, 823, 997) m of a tape or strong linen/cotton yarn, approx worsted weight, that gets gauge

Shown in:

Habu Textiles a-188 only comes undyed/natural (this was dipped in indigo by AVFKW)

  • 56% linen, 44% cotton. 109 yds. per 1 oz skein
  • fingering weight
  • 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins in Undyed/natural and dyed with indigo [blue]

Habu Textiles n-100 Wide Gima

  • 100% cotton, 109 yds per 1 oz skein

  • 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins in color 40 Black

 

Needles

  • US 10.5–11 circ or straight

  • Extra US 11 for 3-needle BO

Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions

Gauge

14 sts = 4 in/ 10 cm square in St st; row gauge not important.

Errata

Version III

  • Rnd 1: Sl3, K41(45, 48, 52, 55, 59)
  • Working back and forth in St st, work an additional 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12)". on first 44 (48, 52, 55, 58, 62) sts only. Place sts on hold. Break yarn leaving a tail. Repeat for next 44 (48, 52, 55, 58, 62) sts...
 
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