Ethel

Following Lucy's lead, here's Ethel! – transformed by extra length and a generous extended collar that wraps at the waist.  Wear it belted if you wish, or leave it open, the drape of this delicate garter fabric works either way.  As with Lucy, this design is worked from the top down with slight waist shaping.  Its sleeves, also top down, are worked separately using short rows at their cap shoulder points for smooth shaping and ease in setting in.  This versatile and timeless piece is already one of my favorites.  Enjoy!  

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust:  32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56" / 81.25, 91.5, 101.5, 111.75, 122, 132, 142.25 cm
Waist:  27, 31, 35, 3, 43, 47, 51" / 68.5, 78.75, 89, 99, 109.25, 119.5, 129.5 cm
Hips:  32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56" / 81.25, 91.5, 101.5, 111.75, 122, 132, 142.25 cm
Length:  25½, 26, 26¼, 26½, 26¾, 27, 27¼" / 64.75, 66, 66.75, 67.25, 68, 68.5, 69.25 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Moonshine by Juniper Moon Farm (40% alpaca, 40% wool, 20% silk; 197 yds per 100g skein); color – Popsicle #14; 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx 1450, 1620, 1800, 1975, 2160, 2340, 2510 yards / 1325, 1480, 1645, 1805, 1975, 2140, 2295 m.    
I always have additional yarn on-hand for swatching.

Needles
US7 / 4.5mm or size to obtain gauge
1 pair straight (or substitute 1 24" / 60 cm circular (circ), if desired)
• 1 36" / 90 cm circ, or longer, to manage multiple stitches following bodice join at underarms (that allows for trying it on as you work to check fit) 

Notions
Stitch markers (rings and locking)
• Tapestry needle
• Safety pins

GAUGE
20 sts and 40 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Garter stitch

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail CO, Backward loop CO, Provisional COdecreasing (k2tog), increasing (kfb), short row shaping, and seaming/setting in sleeves.    

10 page PDF includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, instructional links and photo tutorials, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.

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