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Eyelet Chemise

Eyelets in soft linen make a pretty summer blouse.

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Small buttons, short fitted sleeves, and crocheted edgings give this simple summer top a vintage look. A narrow ribbon tie defines the empire waist and separates the bodice, worked in a cloverleaf eyelet pattern, from a deep rib scored with columns of fagot lace. The top is worked in a linen yarn that will soften and drape with repeated washings.
Finished Size: 31 (34 1/2, 38, 41 1/2, 44 3/4)" bust circumference. Camisole shown measures 34 1/2".
Yarn: Louet Sales Euroflax Originals Linen (100% linen; 270 yd [247 m]/100 g): sandalwood, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins.
Yarn weight: #2 - Fine
Gauge: 23 sts and 33 rows
Needles: Size 3 (3.25 mm): 32" circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Size D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook; stitch holders; tapestry needle; ten 5/ 8" buttons; sharp-point sewing needle and matching thread; 2 yd 1/4" wide ribbon.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2006

SKU: EP0046

Author/Speaker/Editor: Therese Chynoweth

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

Well-written, true to photo Review by Alana Robson

I've made this twice, I had no difficulty following the pattern, and the shaping is well done. It was published in 2006 and the midriff-revealing length is dated now (2011), so you may want to keep knitting the lower section for a few more inches before starting the upper section. The neckline is a tad low for me, so I just knit about 1 1/4" more before starting the neckline shaping--the measurements and the photo are accurate, it's just a personal preference.

(Posted on 11/12/11)