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Prairie Lace Blouse

Oct 6, 2010
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A woman's blouse with lace insert in contrasting color at the bodice, set-in sleeves, and hemmed facings.

Designer Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark
Finished Size 34 (36¼, 41, 45, 48¾, 52¾)" bust circumference. Blouse shown measures 36¼", modeled with about 2" positive ease.
Yarn Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk (50% alpaca, 50% silk; 146 yd [134 m]/50 g): #144 mango (MC), 6 (6, 7, 9, 10, 11) skeins; #136 champagne (CC), 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s).
Needles Lower body—size 5 (3.75 mm): 24" circular (cir). Bodice and edgings—size 3 (3.25 mm): 24" cir. Sleeves—size 4 (3.5 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; size C/2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook; seven ½" buttons.
Gauge 20½ sts and 26 rows = 4" in St st on largest needle; 21 sts and 27 rows = 4" in St st on middle-size needles.


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