Softy bamboo with milk! As silk!

Design by Svetlana Shantareva.

Size: to fit bust 84-86 cm.

Finished measurements:

  • Bust: 76 cm.
  • Length: 59 cm.

Materials:

  • Plymouth Yarn, Moo Boo (50g/ 109 yds, 51% bamboo, 49% molk): 5 balls, color black.
  • Needles: 4 mm.
  • Circular needles: 3.5 and 4 mm, long 80 cm.
  • Hook 3 mm.
  • About 2 m of 3/4-inch satin ribbon, color violet.
  • Waste yarn for provisional cast on.

Tension: 17 sts and 26 rows = 10 cm over rev St st on 4 mm needles.

Special stitches:

  • C2B: take the right needle behind the first st on left needle and purl the second st, then knit the first st, slip both sts off the needle together.
  • C2F: knit second st on left needle and then purl the first st, slip both sts off the needle together
  • m1p: with the needle tip, lift the strand between the last stitch worked and the next stitch on the left-hand needle and purl into back of it.
  • w&t: (wrap and turn) work to turn point, slip next stitch purlwise to right needle. Bring yarn to front. Slip same stitch back to left needle. Turn work and bring yarn in position for next stitch, wrapping the stitch as you do so. Note: later as you go to back you may leave wraps and don’t hide them.

Lace chart (multiple of 9 sts).

Rnds 1 and 2: *k2, p3, k4*

Rnd 3: *k1, C2B, yo, p2tog, k4*

Rnd 4: *k1, p1, k1, p2, k4*

Rnd 5: *k1, p1, C2B, yo, k2tog, k3*
Rnd 6: *k1, p2, k1, p1, k4*

Rnd 7: *k1, p2, C2B, k4*

Rnds 8 and 9: *k1, p3, k5*

Rnd 10: *k1, p2tog, yo, C2F, k4*

Rnd 11: *k1, p2, k1, p1, k4*

Rnd 12: *sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over, yo, C2F, p1, k4*

Rnd 13: *k1, p1, k1, p2, k4*

Rnd 14: *k1, C2F, p2, k4*

WAIST.

With 3.5 mm circular needles and using waste yarn, provisional cast on 126 sts, join and work around a few rnd over St st. Place marker at first st for denote of beginning rnd and side.

Change to main yarn and work 1 knit rnd.

Work over lace chart, working 9-sts rep 14 times around. Completing rnd 14, work rnds 1-8 once more.

UPPER BODY.

Change to 4 mm circular needles and work over rev St st. Place another marker at 60th st for denote other side.

Work 11 rnds over rev St st.

Rnd 12: m1p, p1, m1p, p to marked st, m1p, p1, m1p. 130 sts.

Work even 12 rnds over rev St st.

Shaping underarms and dividing work.

Next rnd: cast off 3 sts, p58 for front, cast off 3 sts. Remain 66 sts for back.

BACK.

Purl 1 row.

Dec for underarms 1 st  at each side every WS row 3 times. Remain 60 sts.

Work even 30 rows more, ending on WS.

Shaping neck.

Next row: 26 sts, w&t, work to end.

Next row: 22 sts, w&t, work to end.

Next row: 19 sts, w&t, work to end.

Next row: 17 sts, w&t, work to end.

Next row: 16 sts, w&t.

Next row: 6 sts, w&t, 6 sts, turn.

Next row: 11 sts, w&t, 11 sts, turn.

Next row: 16 sts.

Work even 4 rows over rev St st.

Place sts on holder.

Return to rem sts of back and work at same way, beginning from other underarm.

RIGHT FRONT.

With 4 mm needle, attach yarn on WS at underarm edge, k29 and turn. Work only these 29 sts for right front.

Next RS: k3, p to end.

This row set sts – 3 sts at open front edge over gt st (every row – knit) and other sts over rev St st.

Dec 1 st  at edge underarm every WS row 3 times. Remain 26 sts.

Work even 15 rows, ending on RS.

Shaping neck.

Next row: 21 sts, w&t, work to end.

Next row: 18 sts, w&t, work to end.

Next row: 17 sts, w&t, work to end.

Next row: 16 sts, w&t, work 4 sts, w&t, 4 sts, turn.

Next row: 7 sts, w&t, 7 sts, turn.

Next row: 10 sts, w&t, 10 sts, turn.

Next row: 13 sts, w&t, 13 sts, turn.

Next row: 16 sts.

Work even 12 rows over rev St st.

Place sts on holder.

LEFT FRONT.

Return to 29 sts of left front. With 4 mm needle, attach yarn on RS at underarm edge, p29 and turn.

Next WS: p3, k to end.

This row set sts – 3 sts at open front edge over rev gt st (every row – purl) and other sts over rev St st.

Complete as right front.

NECKBAND.

Join front and back at shoulders using 3 needles cast off method.

With 4 mm circular needles on RS, beginning from right shoulder seam, pick up and knit 7 sts down right side of back, p28 of back sts (hiding wrap and purl it together with wrapped st), pick up and knit 7 sts up left side of back to left shoulder seam, then pick up 15sts down left side of front, p10 of left front sts, turn.

Next row (WS): p to end of back, then pick up and purl 15 sts down right front, k10 of right front sts, turn.

Next row: k to right shoulder seam and p to end.

Cast off left front and back sts purlwise, k right front sts and cast off them knitwise on next row.

SLEEVES.

With 4 mm needles cast on 42 sts and work 4 rows over gt st, then continue over rev St st.

Work 4 rows.

Shaping top.

Work over Sleeve chart.

At same time, cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 38 sts. Dec 1 st at each end of 2 foll alt rows, then on 8 foll 4th rows, 2 foll alt rows. Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows. Cast off rem 6 sts.

LOWER BODY.

Carefully remove waste yarn from Body base and place sts onto 4 mm circular needles. 126 sts.

Work around as foll: k5, *p3, k15* 6 times, p3, k10.

Work as established sts 14 rnd more.

Rnd 16: k5, *p3, m1p, k15* 6 times, p3, m1p, k10. 133 sts.

Work 15 rnd.

Rnd 32: k5, *m1p, p4, k15* 6 times, m1p, p4, k10. 140 sts.

Work 15 rnd.

Rnd 48: k5, *p5, m1p, k15* 6 times, p5, m1p, k10. 147 sts.

Work as established sts 15 rnd.

Work 3 rnd over gt st (work 1 purl rnd, 1 knit rnd and 1 purl rnd).

Cast off quite loosely knitwise.

MAKING UP.

With RS and using 3 mm hook, attach yarn and work 1 round of sc evenly around each holes of each sleeves.

Join sleeve seams.

Sew sleeves into armholes.

Weave satin ribbon through open edges of fronts as on photo,  tie ends and secure on WS.

Weave satin ribbon through sts of rnd 11 or 12 of lace pattern and tie ends in bow on WS.

Weave in all ends.