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Finished Size 34 [36, 38, 40, 42, 44]" bust circumference (blocked).

Sample shown measures 36", modeled with 2" ease.

Yarn Shibui Knits Staccato (70% superwash merino, 30% silk; 191 yd [175 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]; (1)):

#106 raspberry, 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins.

Hook Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions 32 st markers (m; short spare yarn ties can be used instead); yarn needle.

Gauge 16 1/2 sts and 13 rows = 4" in upper body patt.

Notes

Garment is worked back and forth in rows from shoulders down, then in one piece in the rnd from underarms to hem.

Stitch Guide

Shell (sh): 5 dc in st or sp indicated.

V-st: (Dc, ch 2, dc) in st or sp indicated.

Upper body patt

(multiple of 8 sts + 4):

Ch 36 for swatch.

Row 1: (WS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn—35 sc.

Row 2: (RS) Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, *sk 2 sc, sh (see Stitch Guide) in next sc, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * across, turn—4 sh made.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * to last 2 sc, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, *sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk 2 sc, sh in ch-2 sp; rep from * across, finishing with 3 dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sts, *ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * across ending with sc in last 5 sts, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, *sk 2 sc, sh in next ch-2 sp, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * across, turn.

Rep Rows 3-6 for patt.

Pattern

TOP

Upper front:

RIGHT SHOULDER:

Note: Markers (m) separate center patterned part from sleeves. Move m up every row.

Ch 24 (26, 28, 30, 28, 30), turn.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn—23 (25, 27, 29, 27, 29) sc.

Row 2: (RS) Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 11 (13, 15, 17, 15, 17) sc, place marker (pm) in sc just made, sc in next 2 sc, sk 2 sc, sh in next sc, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, turn - 17 (19, 21, 23, 21, 23) sc, 1 sh.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next 7 sts, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in marked sc, sc across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc to m, dc in marked sc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk 2 sc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in last sc, turn—21 (23, 25, 27, 25, 27) sts.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sts, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next 5 sts, sc across, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc to m, sc in marked sc, sc in next 2 sc, sk 2 sc, sh in ch-2 sp, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, turn—15 (17, 19, 21, 19, 21) sc, 1 sh. Fasten off.

LEFT SHOULDER AND FRONT:

Ch 24 (26, 28, 30, 28, 30), turn.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn - 23 (25, 27, 29, 27, 29) sc.

Row 2: (RS) Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, sk 2 sc, sh in next sc, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, pm in sc just made, sc to last 2 sc, sc2tog, turn—17 (19, 21, 23, 21, 23) sc, 1 sh.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc to m, sc in marked sc, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next 7 sts, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk 2 sc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in marked sc, dc to last 2 sc, dc2tog, turn—21 (23, 25, 27, 25, 27) sts.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc to m, sc in next 5 sts, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next 5 sts, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, sk 2 sc, sh in next ch-2 sp, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc (last sc marked), sc to last 2 sc, sc2tog, turn - 15 (17, 19, 21, 19, 21) sc, 1 sh.

Row 7 (join shoulders): Ch 1, sc to m, sc in marked sc, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next 7 sts, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in last sc of left shoulder, ch 37 (37, 37, 37, 45, 45), sc in first sc of right shoulder, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next 7 sts, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in marked sc, sc across, turn.

Row 8: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc to m, dc in marked sc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, *with ch counting as sts, sk 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, sk 2 sts, sh in ch-2 sp/next sc; rep from * across neck ch, ending with 3 dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in marked sc, dc to last 2 sc, dc2tog, turn.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc to m, sc in next 5 sts, *ch 2, sk 1 st, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * across ending with sc in last 5 sts (5th st marked), sc across, turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc to m, sc in marked sc, sc in next 2 sc, *sk 2 sc, sh in next ch-2 sp, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * through marked sc, sc to last 2 sc, sc2tog, turn.

Row 11: Ch 1, sc to m, sc in marked sc, *ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * to 1 sc before m, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in marked sc, sc across, turn.

Row 12: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc to m, dc in marked sc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, *sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk 2 sc, sh in ch-2 sp; rep from * across, ending with 3 dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in marked sc, dc to last 2 sc, dc2tog, turn.

Rows 13-21: Rep Rows 9-12 until 2 (4, 6, 8, 6, 8) sts are left to m on each side, ending with Row 9.

Row 22 (beg inc for armhole): Ch 1, 2 sc in next sc, sc to m, sc in marked sc, sc in next 2 sc, *sk 2 sc, sh in next ch-2 sp, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * through marked sc, sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.

Row 23: Rep Row 11. Fasten off.

Upper back:

RIGHT SHOULDER:

Row 1: (WS) Join yarn with sc to first st of sleeve, sc across, turn.

Row 2: (RS) Ch 1, sc in next 3 sc, sk 2 sc, sh in next sc, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, pm in st just made, sc across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc to m, sc in marked sc, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next 7 sts, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in last sc. Fasten off.

LEFT SHOULDER AND BACK:

Row 1: (WS) Join yarn with sc in first st of shoulder at neck, sc across, turn.

Row 2: (RS) Ch 1, sc in next 13 (15, 17, 19, 17, 19) sc, pm in sc just made, sc in next 2 sc, sk 2 sc, sh in next sc, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next 7 sts, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in marked sc, sc across, turn.

Row 4 (join shoulders): Ch 3, dc to m, dc in marked sc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk 2 sc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in last sc of left shoulder, ch 37 (37, 37, 37, 45, 45), dc in first sc of right shoulder, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk 2 sc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in marked sc, dc across, turn.

Rows 5-25: Rep Rows 9-12 of front until 2 (4, 6, 8, 6, 8) sts left to m on each side, ending with Row 9.

Row 26 (beg inc for armhole): Rep Row 22 of front.

Row 27: Rep Row 11 of front.

Row 28 (inc for armholes and join front and back): Ch 3, dc in same sc, dc to m, dc in marked sc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, *sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk 2 sc, sh in ch-2 sp; rep from * across, ending with 3 dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in marked sc, dc to last sc, 2 dc in last dc, ch 4, 2 dc in first dc of front, dc to m, dc in marked sc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, **sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk 2 sc, sh in ch-2 sp; rep from ** across, ending with 3 dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in marked sc, dc to last sc, 2 dc in last sc, ch 4, sl st in first dc of back, turn, sl st in next 2 sts—142 (150, 158, 166, 174, 182) sts.

Body:

Rnd 1: Ch 1, **sc to m, sc in next 5 sts, *ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * to next m ending with sc in last 5 sts (5th st marked); rep from **, sc to end of rnd, sl st in beg sc, turn.

Rnd 2: (RS) Ch 1, **sc to m, sc in marked sc, sc in next 2 sc, *sk 2 sc, sh (see Stitch Guide) in next ch-2 sp, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * through marked sc; rep from **, sc to end of rnd, sl st in beg sc, turn.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, **sc to m, sc in marked sc, *ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * to one st before m, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in marked sc; rep from **, sc to end of rnd, sl st in beg sc, turn.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, **dc to m, dc in marked sc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, *sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk 2 sc, sh in ch-2 sp; rep from * to next m, ending with 3 dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in marked sc; rep from **, dc to end of rnd, sl st in beg sc, turn.

Rep Rnds 1-4 two times.

Body skirt:

Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc around, inc 2 dc (work 2 dc in each side st), sl st in top of beg ch-3, turn - 144 (152, 160, 168, 176, 184) dc.

Rnd 2: (RS) Ch 4, sk 1 dc, *dc in next dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc; rep from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4, turn.

Rnd 3: (WS) Ch 3, dc in ch-1 sp, *dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 sp; rep from * around, sl st in top of beg ch-3, turn.

Rnd 4: (RS) Ch 5, dc in same st, ch 1, sk 3 dc, sh in next dc, ch 1, *sk 3 dc, V-st (see Stitch Guide) in next dc, ch 1, sk 3 dc, sh in next dc, ch 1; rep from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5, do not turn.

Rnd 5: (RS) Sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 5, dc in same sp, V-st in 3rd dc of shell, *V-st in next ch-2 sp, V-st in 3rd dc of next shell; rep from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5, turn.

Rnd 6: (WS) Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, sl st in top of beg ch-3, turn.

Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 8: Mark mid side ch-1 sp on each side of garment. Mark 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th ch-1 sps on each side of both m. Ch 3, dc in ch-1 sp, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in marked sp/1 dc in unmarked sp; rep from * around, sl st in top of beg ch-3, turn—16 sts inc'd.

Rnds 9-12: Rep Rnds 4-7.

Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 3.

Rnds 14-17: Rep Rnds 4-7.

Rnd 18: Mark side ch-1 sp on each side of garment. Mark 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th, and 15th ch-1 sps on each side of both m. Ch 3, dc in ch-1 sp, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in marked sp/1 dc in unmarked sp; rep from * around, sl st in top of beg ch-3, turn—32 sts inc'd.

Rnds 19-22: Rep Rnds 4-7.

Rnds 23-24: Rep Rnds 3-4.

Rnd 25: Ch 1, *3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 5 dc, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * around, sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Armhole edging:

Pm about 1/3 of sleeve circumference from shoulder seam on both sides. With RS facing, join yarn at underarm, sc around evenly to m, sc in every other st bet m, gathering sleeve a little, sc evenly to end of rnd, sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.

Neckline edging:

With RS facing, join yarn at shoulder seam, sc evenly around. Fasten off.

Weave in ends. Lightly block.

Design by Natasha Robarge

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