|Yarn:||South West Trading Company Vickie Howell Rock|
|Yarn weight:||Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi)|
4 stitches and 4 rows =
1 inch in In stitch pattern
|Needle size:||US 8 / 5.0 mm|
|Yardage:||656 - 875 yards|
Cleo is cast on at the neckline and worked flat for 16 rows, and then joined and worked in the round to the hemline. Ribbed trim and a two-button closure frame the garment. Dropped yarnovers add texture and visual interest to the stockinette stitch body. A moderate A-line shape makes this a great choice for any body type.
I’ve chosen bright summery colors of Vickie Howell’s Rock (40% SOYSILK®, 30% Fine Wool 30% Hemp) for this version, but Cleo would look equally great worked up in Rock shades: Joan[black], Trent [gray], and Jack [white].
Sizing: This pattern is written for the HIGH BUST measurement. This measurement is taken around the body, just under the arms, and is generally 2 to 4 inches smaller than the ACTUAL BUST measurement. PLEASE be sure to take a proper measurement before choosing your size.
[MC] 44, 5, 5, 5 balls SWTC Vickie Howell Collection Rock (40% SOYSILK® 30% Fine Wool,30% Hemp,100m/50g, color: Kim & Kelley
[CC1] 11, 2, 2, 2 balls Rock, color: Shirley
[CC2] 11, 1, 1, 1 ball Rock, color: Billy Joe
Needle: US8 24” circular needle
Gauge: 7 sts / inch
Body stitch pattern: 4 sts and 4 rows per inch.
(NOTE: This is knit more loosely than recommended on the yarn label.)
Notions: Two ¾” round buttons