Silke

$8.00 USD

Silke is a drapey, flattering tunic with front points that hang down longer than the back. She’s worked in one piece up to the English tailored shoulder seams.

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Skills Needed

Size

Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X)

To Fit

  • Bust: 32–34 (35–37, 38–42, 43–46, 47–50) in / 81-86 (89-94, 96-107, 109-117, 119-127) cm

Finished Measurements

  • Bust: 35 (38, 42, 47, 50) in / 89 ( 95.5, 107, 127) cm
  • Length at center back: 23 (25, 26, 27, 28) in 58 (63.5, 66, 68.5, 71) cm

Materials

Yarn

  • Approx 1100 (1300, 1700, 1900, 2100) yds of a DK weight yarn that gets gauge 

Shown in:

  • Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool

  • 45% wool, 35% silk, 20% nylon, 191 yds per 50 g skein

  • 6 (7, 9, 10, 11) skeins in Bronzed Green

Also Recommended:

  • Habu A-1 Tsumugi 

  • 100% silk, 472 yds per 1.75 oz - used double throughout

  • 5 (6, 8, 9, 9) cones

Needles

  • US 6 / 4 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions

  • Six buttons

Gauge

20 sts and 30 rows = 4in / 10 cm square – with two strands Tsumugi silk or one strand DK weight in pattern stitch.

 
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