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As the name implies, Joy is a pleasure to knit. Equally fun to wear, it can be paired with jeans, a skirt or cool cotton shorts for trans-seasonal wear. Beginning with a picot cast on, the body is worked in a lacy tube to the underarms, then box pleats are added to the bust. Extra stitches are cast on for the straps and the yoke is shaped in garter stitch. There is a lot of joy in simplicity!
Finished Measurements: About 29 (31½, 34¼, 37, 39½, 42¼, 45)" circumference at underarms and 39 (42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57)" circumference at bust and lower edge.
Yarn Requirements: Simply Cotton Organic Worsted by Knit Picks 100% organic cotton100 gram skein = approx 164 yards• marshmallow 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins
Knitting Needles: Body—U.S. Size 7 (4.5 mm): 32" circular and dpns Straps—U.S. size 4 (3.5 mm): 32" cirular. Or sizes needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Markers; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 16 sts and 25 rnds = 4" in lace patt on larger needles 18 sts and 36 rnds = 4" in garter st on smaller needles.
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