Florentine by Judy Furlong


July 2006
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11.5 stitches and 15.5 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
To suit 81 to 126 cm (31.5 to 50 in).
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Elegant close fitting dress with slit at centre back and three quarter sleeves, has waist shaping at the sides and by changing the needle size and bust shaping by short row shaping. There is provision for less shaping at the waist if preferred.
The main sections of the dress are knitted flat and instructions are given for both circular and flat knitting for the neckband worked on sts picked up from the neckline. The only stitch patterns involved here are stocking (stockinette) stitch with the knit side being the right side, and single rib (Knit 1 st, Purl 1 st).
Purchased belt.
Sirdar Tuscany is now discontinued but try www.yarnsub.com for possible alternatives.

To suit bust: 8186: 91: 96: 101: 106: 111: 116: 121: 126 cm (approx. 31½34: 36: 38: 40: 42: 44: 46: 48: 50in)
Yarn: Sirdar Tuscany (57% polyester, 38% acrylic, 5% nylon, 57m 62 yds/50g ball), shade 0661 Jasper
14 14: 15: 16: 17: 18: 19: 19: 20: 21 x 50g balls. Note: If a longer dress length is required, add one extra ball for every 10cm added length.
Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.