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For a Knitted Bodice

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Sample of "for a knitted bodice" from Cornelia Mee's Exercises in Knitting.
Sample of "for a knitted bodice" from Cornelia Mee's Exercises in Knitting.

Pattern

Materials

DK weight yarn. The original test-knit garment used approximately 225 yards/205m of yarn.
3.25mm needles

Tension

24 stitches by 34 rows ( 4X4 inches)

Size

Measurement chart for "for a knitted bodice" from Cornelia Mee's Exercises in Knitting.

Abbreviations

YO = yarn over
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together (decrease)

Pattern

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Cast on 60 Stitches
Row 1-3: Knit
Row 4: *YO, k2tog* repeat
Row 5-8: Knit
Row 9: Work 70 rows stockinette stitch, always knit the first 4 and last 4 stitches.

Left Side

Row 80 (WS): Continue in pattern for 25 stitches, place the rest of the stitches on a holder.
Keeping in pattern knit these 25 stitches for another 25 rows.
On the 25th row cast on 15 stitches
Return to original stitch pattern for 74 rows,
Knit 3 rows
YO, k2tog* repeat
Knit 3 rows
Cast off

Right Side

Rejoin yarn with wrong side facing, leaving 10 stitches on the stitch holder in the middle, 25 on needle
Repeat instructions as given for left side.

Collar

Pick up stitches around the neck, including the live stitches on the holder
Knit 3 rows
YO, k2tog* repeat
Knit 4 rows
Cast off

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