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Bella Blouse

Flared top

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Finished Size: 34 1/2 (38 1/2, 42 1/2, 46 1/2, 50 1/2)" bust circumference. Top shown measures 34 1/2".
Yarn: Berroco Cotton Twist (70% mercerized cotton, 30% rayon; 85 yd [78 m]/50 g): #8345 Sensei (copper; A), 5 (6, 7, 8, 8) skeins. Berroco Touche (50% cotton, 50% rayon; 89 yd [81 m]/50 g): #7970 nectar (orange; B), 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4" in St st with A on larger needles.
Needles: Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Removable markers (m); tapestry needle.

SKU: EP0711

Author/Speaker/Editor: Norah Gaughan

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

warning: yarn is hard to find! Review by Myriam

I love this design, and the result looks both fresh and romantic. I knew both yarns were discontinued, but I just had to have this pattern. I wrote to the company for advice on what yarn to use, and they hesitated a bit before suggesting Modern cotton for the body's main part, and Linus for the lace trim. Instead, I went for Lago, for the trim,
Despite the design being great, I would have appreciated it if the pattern had mentioned suggestions for yarns to substitute for the discontinued yarns. It would have taken the guess-work out of the process, and my rating would have been much better.

(Posted on 5/12/14)

Bella Blouse (EP0711) Review Review by Cecilia Sienicki

Instructions are definitely for an intermediate to experienced knitter when it comes to the lace and inserts. The body of the blouse is pretty straightforward. The project inspires the knitter to stretch their skill level and work outside their comfort zone and I was glad to have the opportunity to try something new.

(Posted on 10/5/11)