Innamorata

Named for a Dean Martin love song is Innamorata – translated from Italian as "lover" or "sweetheart" – this piece is a delicate summer tee with a wide neckline of dipping V's on its front and back – very romantic. Worked entirely of simple stockinette and rib trimming, the bodice extends mid-hip in length with gentle shaping at the waist. It is worked bottom-up in the round to the armholes, where it is then split and worked flat. Short trimmed sleeves are knit flat and set-in.
 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55"
Waist: 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52"
Hips: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55"
Length: 24¼, 24¾, 25, 25¼, 25½, 25¾, 26" from center back

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Venezia Sport by Cascade Yarns (70% merino wool/30% mulberry silk; 307.5 yds (281.25m) per 3.5 oz (100g) skein); color – pure diamond #110; 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 750, 840, 950, 1040, 1150, 1240, 1330 yards.

Needles
US4 (3.5mm), or size to obtain gauge
• 1 24 to 32" circular (use length shorter than waist measurement of size selected)
• 1 pair straight (for upper bodice and sleeves)
US3 (3.25mm)
• 1 24" circular for neckline trim

Notions
Stitch markers
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle
T-pins for blocking

GAUGE (after blocking)
23.2 sts and 35.6 rows to 4" in stockinette stitch (worked flat)
23.2 sts and 32.8 rnds to 4" in stockinette stitch (worked in the round)

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, circular knitting, decreasing (ssk, k2tog, p2tog, p2tog tbl), increasing (m1R, m1L), stitch pick up around neckline, short row shaping and 3-needle bind off at shoulders, blocking, and some seaming (at sleeve trim and armhole).

10 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, assembly diagrams for stitch pickup around neckline and sewing sleeve cap into armhole, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.

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