Size: 10/12 (14/16) UK Size: 6/8 (10/12) USA Size: 36/38 (40/42) EU
NOTE: Figures in brackets ( ) refer to larger size. Where only one figure is given this refers to both sizes.
Skill Level: intermediate
How much yarn: g 300 (375) of Paillettes yarn, golden shade no. 8600
Needles: Pair of 3.00 mm (no. 11) knitting needles Pair of 2.00 mm (no. 14) knitting needles
Sewing needle: Yarn needle with rounded point
Using needles: tubular stitch - Reverse stocking stitch (rev st st).
35 sts and 52 rows measure 10 cm square over reverse stocking st with 3.00 mm (no. 11) needles.
Back: with 2.00 mm (no. 14) needles cast on 400 (440) sts. Work 6 rows in tubular st. Change to 3.00 mm (no. 11) needles. Next row: (RS of work) * P2tog, rep from * to end: 200 (220) sts remain. Starting with a K row (WS), cont to work in rev st st, dec 2 sts at each end, inside 3 sts, every 30th row 6 times and every 20th row 5 (6) times. There are 156 (172) sts. Then inc 1 st at each end every 20th row 5 (6) times. There are 166 (184) sts. When work measures 76 (81) cm from beg, shape armholes: cast off 4 sts at beg of next 8 (10) rows, then dec 1 st at each end every other row 10 (12) times: 114 (120) sts remain. When armholes measure 16 (17) cm, shape neck: cast off centre 54 (60) sts, then at each neck side cast off 2 sts every other row 6 times. Cast off rem 18 sts on each shoulder.
Front: work as Back until to armhole beg. Shape armholes as Back and, at the same time, when armholes measure 2 cm, shape neck as follows: cast off centre 38 (44) sts, then at each neck side cast off 2 sts every other row 4 times, dec 1 st every other row 6 times and every 4th row 6 times. Cast off rem 18 sts on each shoulder at the same height as Back.
Neck border: with 2.00 mm (no. 14) needles cast on 320 (350) sts. Work 12 rows in rev st st. Cast off all sts.
Armhole border: with 2.00 mm (no. 14) needles cast on 200 (240) sts. Work 12 rows in rev st st. Cast off all sts.
With yarn needle sew side and shoulder seams. Join neck border ends to form a ring, fold in half and sew around neck edge: border seam must correspond to left shoulder seam. Join each armhole border ends to form a ring, fold in half and sew around armholes: each border seam must correspond to each side seam.