Dramatic Evening Ensemble

Vicki Square

Yarn: Handmaiden Swiss Silk, 100% silk yarn, fingering weight, 437 yards (399.6)/100 gram (3.5 oz) skein, 1 skein each of Wine (A), Brown Sugar (B), Beet (C); http://handmaiden.ca
Needles: Circular, 24 inches (61.0 cm), size 2 (2.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Beads: Glass seed beads, 6/0, square, about 550 of a clear honey color; www.firemountaingems.com
Notions: Tapestry needle; scrap yarn for holders; removable marker; stitch markers; crochet hook, steel, size 11, for beads

Finished Size: Lower band, 38¾ inches (98.4 cm) circumference; length, about 20 inches (51 cm); sides are completely open to allow for a range of bust sizes
Gauge: 29 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in Fair Isle patt; 28 sts = 4 inches (10.2 cm) and 20 rows = 1¼ inches (3.2 cm) in sl st garter patt


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