Flighty by Kim Hargreaves

Flighty

Knitting
October 2000
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
573 - 955 yards (524 - 873 m)
28-30(32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-56, 56-58, 60-62)" 71-76( 81-86, 91-97, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137, 142-147, 152-157) cm
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This pattern has been published by Rowan with some variations - e.g stripes, back button fastening, open lower back. Please check out your version to note the details.

The latest version, featured in Rowan Summer Treasures, May 2023, features a solid garment with an open lower back ( i.e. no buttons.) The later version also features nine sizes.

You will need stitch markers and holder.

Summer Treasures notes:

Finished measurements:
Bust circumference: 29.25( 33.25, 38.25, 40.5, 45, 49.5, 52.25, 56.25, 60.75)“ 74( 86, 97, 103, 114, 126, 133, 143, 154) cm
Finished length (excluding straps): 10.25( 11, 11.75, 12.5, 13.5, 14.25, 14.5, 15.25, 15.75,)” 26( 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40) cm

Yarn used:
Rowan Summerlite 4 Ply
Shade 444 Blossom - 3(3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) balls

Notes from previous versions:

  • Finished measurements: 35 / 37.5 / 40cm (14 / 15 / 16”) wide x 24.5 / 26.5 / 28.5cm (9.5 / 10.5 / 11”) height (easily adjustable).

  • All sizes require three 183 yard balls. The 4 color version requires 4 balls - one of each color.

  • 5 buttons required for the back