RUSTICANA ~ single printed pattern**
A simple, relaxed sheath dress with a flattering V neckline, Rusticana is the sort of garment you will want to live in all season long. Knit it in Apple Oak Fibre Works rustic spun Lincot, for a lightweight and durable dress that will keep you cool in summer. Or choose a woolly DK to aran weight yarn for a cozy winter knit. The basic design works especially well for showcasing unevenly spun yarns, yarns with textural interest, and yarns with dramatic colour variegation. Suitable for advanced beginners. ~ Designed by Ailbíona McLochlainn
MATERIALS & INFO
Apple Oak Fibre Works Lincot, 220m (240y) / 100g (3.5oz)
Shown in the Truffles colourway
5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins
*Note that this yarn is unusual, in that the meterage is DK but it meets gauge like an aran-weight yarn, due to its unevenly spun nature. If substituting with a more traditional yarn, choose an aran-weight yarn and purchase 1 extra skein. Or choose DK weight yarn and note that it will be worked above gauge.
Needle A: circular needle, 4mm (US 6) in diameter (or as needed to meet gauge)
Needle B: circular needle, 3mm (US2) in diameter (or 1mm smaller than Needle A)
tapestry needle; stitch markers;
10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”) = 17 sts x 23 rows, in stockinette
Finished garment measures as follows at chest circumference: 85cm [34”] (90cm [36”], 95cm [38”], 100cm [40”], 110cm [44”], 120cm [48”], 130cm [52”])
Select size with desired amount of ease and refer to schematic for details.
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**a download link is available on the paper pattern. For an electronic version only, please see www.lbhandknits.com