Let's Dance

Let’s Dance is an a-line, cap-sleeve sheath of checkerboard lace – Tilting Blocks – that hop-scotches across its surface throughout. This lace pattern is clean and rhythmic, unfussy, with alternating airy bits that enhance the fabric’s natural drape. Let’s Dance is worked from the top down with minimal shaping, perfect for summer knitting. 1x1 rib trims its hems and neckline.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54"
Hips: 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58"
Yoke depth: 8, 8
½, 9, 9½, 10, 10½, 11"
Length from underarm: 16
¾, 16½, 16¼, 15¾, 15¼, 15¼, 15¼"

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Malabrigo Sock (superwash merino wool; 440 yards per 3.5 oz skein); color
Indiecita (#416); 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4 skeins or, for comparable yarn approximately 960, 1090, 1210, 1325, 1435, 1580, 1730 yards.

Needles
US3 (3.25mm) circular, or size to obtain gauge
• 1 16 to 24" circular (for initial CO at neckline)
• 1 24 to 32" circular (for bodice underway to hem)
• 1 set double-pointed (for rib at sleeve hems)


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

GAUGE (after blocking)
26.8 sts and 40.8 rows to 4" in stockinette stitch and
26 sts and 40.8 rounds over 4" in tilting blocks lace.

SKILLS REQUIRED

Long-tail cast on, knitted cast on, circular knitting, decreasing (k2tog, ssk), increasing (m1L, m1R, yo), and blocking.

10 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, a multi-set tilting blocks lace pattern page (for tracking rows and stitches during shaping), a row tracking grid for managing at-the-same-time instructions, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.

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