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Counterpane Blouse

A knitted tank with lace panel

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This knitted tank is worked with front and back panels—the back panel features a counterpane lace pane; the front is a block of garter stitch. Straps and lace skirt makes this a girly summer top that's fun to knit.

Finished Size 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)" bust circumference. Blouse shown measures 36", modeled with 2" positive ease.
Louet Euroflax Sport (100% linen; 270 yd [245 m]/100 g): #27 crabapple, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins.
Yarn Weight #2 - Fine
Counterpane panel—size 4 (3.5 mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Body—size 4 (3.5 mm): 32" cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Markers (m); tapestry needle; size E/4 (3.5 mm)crochet hook.
18 sts and 27 rnds = 4" in St st and patt from Chevron Lace chart; 17 sts and 32 rows/rnds = 4" in garter st with ridges running horizontally; 17 sts and 48 rows = 4" in garter st with ridges running vertically.
Originally Published Interweave Knits Summer 2010

SKU: EP2487

Author/Speaker/Editor: Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

Counterpane Blouse Review by Linda Peterson

I am currently knitting this and love the construction. I am half way through the increasing. To get the correct gauge I had to increase the needle size to size 6 which really surprised me because I am usually right on. I love knitting with linen and will be sorry when this is finished. May have to make another one. It is always fun to try a new way of constructing a garment.

(Posted on 7/1/11)