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Delia is a sister design to my Lydia tank, featuring a fun and breezy lace pattern and high-low split hem, V-neck shaping in the front leading up to a color change for the straps, and a flash of color worked into the back panel. Instructions are written for working flat from the bottom up, with both charted and written instructions for the lace. The straps are worked fully with the front panel and later attached to the back panel, and the body and strap lengths are easily customizable! Thank you so much to Rose of Akara Yarns for collaborating with me on this project, providing the beautiful yarn for the sample, and putting kits together for the release! The pattern sample is shown in Coyote (MC) and Gold Coin (CC). I hope you enjoy! Please email email@example.com for questions and pattern support.
Intermediate level (but beginners welcome!)
Written in English and US terms
Skills to know: Cast on, knit, purl, lifted increases, decreases, twisted stitches, yarn over, three-needle bind off, and how to seam using mattress stitch
You’ll need: US size 4 (3.5mm) needles (or size needed to obtain gauge, 24-40” circulars recommended), waste yarn to place stitches on hold, stitch markers, an extra knitting needle for the three-needle bind off, pins for blocking, and a tapestry needle. Knit blockers, blocking wires and mats recommended but not necessary for blocking.
Yardage estimates sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9) (10, 11, 12), fingering weight yarn or yarn that works up to gauge (see schematic for finished measurements):
MC - 388 (461, 530, 610, 683) (775, 851, 950, 1023) (1136, 1209, 1330) yds / 355 (422, 485, 558, 625) (709, 778, 869, 935) (1039, 1106, 1216) m
CC - 48 (55, 63, 77, 81) (88, 103, 110, 114) (136, 143, 150) yds / 44 (50, 58, 70, 74) (80, 94, 101, 104) (124, 131, 137) m
Check out others' projects on Ravelry for more yarn/fiber/color inspiration!
You’ll receive one PDF file containing:
Complete written instructions on how to knit Delia in 12 different sizes (27 total pages, including the cover page and shaping charts for all sizes).
Both charted and written instructions for the lace pattern
Shaping charts for the front panel to help with instructions where multiple decreases are worked in the same row (a blank chart is also included to help with any modifications you may want to make to the shaping)
Links to helpful tutorials, including the bind off row for attaching the straps to the back panel coming soon!
A short photo guide showing how I block Delia
Notes on sizing:
This pattern is written for 12 sizes, ranging from 28.25-72.25 in/72-183.5 cm finished bust. Testers found that choosing a size with negative to no ease yielded the best fit. I would recommend at most zero ease at the bust. The original sample shows negative 1.25 in/3 cm ease at the bust. Delia is designed to have a high-low split hem, and can be customized as desired to fit your preference! Schematic with measurements included in the images section and pattern.
4”/10 cm = 24 sts/32 rows in (K5, K1TBL) repeat worked flat
Each lace repeat measures 2.75”/7 cm wide at CO and 2”/5 cm at the end of the lace section; 6.75”/17 cm = 53 rows
Taken after wet blocking, using US size 5 (3.75mm) needles
Note: All measurements are approximate and taken after blocking. Inches are rounded to the nearest 0.25 in and centimeters to the nearest 0.5 cm.
Please Note: This is a digital (zip/PDF) file, NOT a finished, physical product or supply. No refunds will be given on digital products due to their nature. You will receive a link to your digital file within 24 hours. If you do not receive the pattern file, please contact me and we'll get it straightened out.
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**Delia is property of Courtney Little (Ivy & Autumn). Copyright © 2019. This pattern is for personal use only, and you may not redistribute, sell, or share this pattern in part or in whole, physically or electronically. You may, however, sell finished items you make using this pattern (in small quantities, with written consent via email from Courtney Little of Ivy & Autumn), and credit must be given for the design. A link back to this pattern is also greatly appreciated if selling online. You may not use any of the pattern or product photos for your own resale or commercial purposes.**