This is the third design in a series using the swing pattern stitch. Some swing dancers enjoy adding a little Syncopation to their steps; they think it makes the dance more fun. Having a little lace near the hem of this basic top makes it more fun to knit and to wear. This tank top can be worn alone, under a cardigan, over a thin blouse, or however you choose. The top is knit in the round from the bottom up to the armholes, then is worked back and forth. Pattern includes waist shaping. Sweater can be knit in a DK or worsted weight yarn, anything that would ordinarily knit up at 4.5 to 5 stitches per inch. Sweater fits best with somewhere between 2 and 4 inches of negative ease.
The other designs in the West Coast Swing Collection are Flying Lindy (socks), Sugar Push (fingerless mitts), and Basket Whip (a free cowl pattern distributed by Classic Elite).
DK or worsted weight, 455, 500, 565 [680, 730, 805, 855] yards. Model:
Rowan Rowanspun DK (Rowan Scottish Tweed DK) in Drizzle, size small. Gauge:
18 sts and 26.5 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette. Needles:
US 7 (4.0 mm) 16 and 24 inch circulars, or size required to get gauge. Finished size:
XS, S, M [L, 1X, 2X, 3X] Notions:
Stitch markers. Difficulty:
Charted and written.
This pattern is
Kathryn for her superb test-knitting skills. And to her daughter, Rachel, who started wearing the sweater before Kathryn had a chance to weave in the ends or block it.