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Beaded Cami with Skirt

Designed by Kathy Perry

TECHNIQUE USED: Knit – with Crochet edging

Cami:  
      

Skirt:    

SIZES: X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Cami:
Bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)"/81 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122) cm
Length 19 (20, 20 1/2, 21, 22)"/48 (51, 52, 53.5, 56) cm

Skirt:
Waist 28 (30, 32, 34, 36)"
Length 33", all sizes

YARN
Caron International's Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m skein):

Cami: 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) skeins

Skirt: 3 skeins all sizes

Shown in: #9742 Grey Heather

KEY PLATE

USM/ISM KP#2, or appropriate tension setting to obtain gauge
Suitable for USM/ISM/Bond Classic or 6.5 to 9mm knitting machine

 



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ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Ultimate Sweater Machine®
Latch hook
Transfer tool
5 buttons
Yarn needle
Crochet hook US size H-8 (5 mm)

OPTIONAL
Row counter
Beads with large holes (Cami)
Beading needle and thread (Cami)

GAUGE
In Stockinette stitch, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10 cm
In Eyelet pattern, 16 sts and 22 rows = 4"/10 cm (Cami)

STITCHES USED
Garter stitch (Garter st):
Using latch hook, convert EOR
Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit side = RS
Eyelet Pattern (multiple of 8 sts + 3) - See Chart.
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc):
Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.
Slip Stitch (slip st): Insert hook in the stitch indicated, yarn over and draw through both the stitch and the loop on the hook.
Picot Edging (multiple of 2 sts + 1)

Using crochet hook, join yarn with a slip st at seam.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around, join with a slip st in first st.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, * ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, end ch 3, join with a slip st in first st.

Fasten off.

NOTE

While working shaping in Eyelet patt, keep 1 st in St st at each side throughout; do not work eyelets (yarn over - increase) without a compensating decrease (ssk, k2tog dcd); work sts in St st until enough sts have been increased to work the Eyelet sts.

NEEDLES REQUIRED: 102 (118, 134, 150, 166)

BACK

  • COL. Using KP#2, closed CO Method and MY, CO 102 (118, 134, 150, 166) sts. COR. RC=000.

  • Ruffle: K 2 R; convert to Garter st.

  • K to RC = 026.

  • Shape Waist: K2tog across. 51 (59, 67, 75, 83) sts.

  • K 1 R. Reset RC=000.

  • Bodice: Beg Eyelet patt from Chart. K 6 R.

  • Shape Sides: Inc 1 st ea side E 4 R 7 times. 65 (73, 81, 89, 97) sts.

  • K to RC=048 (052, 052, 052, 054). COR. Reset RC=000.

  • Shape Armholes: BO 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts beg of next 2 R. 57 (63, 69, 75, 81) sts.

  • Dec 1 st ea side EOR 4 (5, 7, 8, 9) times.  49 (53, 55, 59, 63) sts.

  • K to RC=036 (040, 042, 044, 048).

  • Shape Neck: Place 34 (37, 38, 41, 44) ndls LH side in HP. 15 (16, 17, 18, 19) ndls rem in WP.

  • K 1 R.

  • At neck edge, dec 1 st ER 4 times. 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) sts for shoulder.

  • K to RC=042 (046, 048, 050, 052).

  • BO.

  • Place 19 (21, 21, 23, 25) ndls from HP back to FWP. Join MY.

  • K 1 R.

  • BO for neck. Reset RC=036 (040, 042, 044, 048).

  • Place 15 (16, 17, 18, 19) end ndls at LH side into FWP. Replace carriage on LH side, join MY.

  • Rep Steps 13 – 16.

 

RIGHT FRONT

Working as for Back;

  • CO 54 (62, 70, 78, 86) sts.

  • Work Steps 2 – 4. 27 (31, 35, 39, 43) sts.

  • Work Steps 5 and 6.

  • Step 7 – Shape Sides: Work as for Back, shaping at RH side only. 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) sts.

  • Work Step 8.

  • Shape Armhole and Neck: Work armhole as for Back (Steps 9 and 10) at RH side only; and AT THE SAME TIME, beg first row of armhole shaping, at neck edge dec 1 st E 3 R 13 (13, 13, 12, 12) times, EOR 2 (3, 3, 5, 6) times. 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) sts for shoulder when all shaping is completed.

  • K to RC=042 (046, 048, 050, 052).

  • BO.

 

LEFT FRONT

Work as for right Front, reversing shaping.

FINISHING

  • Sew shoulder and side seams.

  • Pm for five buttonholes on right center Front above Ruffle, first 1/2" above beg of Bodice, last at beg of neck shaping, rem 3 evenly spaced between.

Front Edging:

With RS facing, beg at lower right Front corner of Ruffle, using crochet hook, join yarn with a slip st to corner st.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc evenly up right center Front, along neck shaping Front and Back, and down left center Front to lower edge of Ruffle, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc up left Front to beg of neck shaping; change to Picot Edging, work along neck shaping Front and Back, end at right Front; change to sc, work down right center Front, working buttonholes opposite markers as follows: * Sc to marker, [ch 2, skip 2 sc] for buttonhole; rep from * 4 times, sc to end of Ruffle.

Fasten off.

Armhole Edging:

With RS facing, beg at underarm seam, using crochet hook, join yarn with a slip st to corner st.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around armhole edge, join with a slip st to first st, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, work Picot Edging around, join with a slip st to first st.

Fasten off.

 

Belt

Using crochet hook and 2 strands of yarn held together, leaving a 12" tail at the beginning (for beads), work a chain desired length for waist tie (see photo).

Fasten off, leaving a 12" tail. Thread Belt through the first row of Eyelets at waist (see photo).

Optional

Add beads to long tails, as desired, knotting the tail after each bead to secure bead.

Using sewing needle and thread, sew beads around neck edge, placing a bead in the center of each Picot.

 

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

SKIRT

KEY PLATE

USM/ISM KP#2, or appropriate tension setting to obtain gauge

Suitable for USM/ISM/Bond Classic or 6.5 to 9mm knitting machine

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Yarn needle
Crochet hook US size H-8 (5 mm)
Elastic – 1 yd. ¾” wide

OPTIONAL
Row counter

GAUGE
In Stockinette stitch, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10 cm

STITCHES USED
Stockinette stitch (St st):
Knit side = RS

NEEDLES REQUIRED: 97 (101, 105, 109, 113)  

BACK and FRONT (both alike)

  • COL. Using KP#2, closed CO Method and MY, CO 97 (101, 105, 109, 113) sts. COR. RC=000.

  • K to RC=014.

  • Shapes Sides: Dec 1 st ea side this row, then every 15 R 8 times. 79 (83 (87, 91, 95) sts.

  • K to RC=038.

  • Shape Hips: Dec 1 st ea side this row then every 9 R 6 times. 65 (69, 73, 77, 81) sts.

  • K to RC=99; pm ea side for waist band edge.

  • K to RC=206.

  • BO loosely.

FINISHING

  • Sew side seams, leaving seam open above waist band marker at one side.

  • Turn waist edge to WS along marked row; whip st casing to WS, leaving one side open.

  • Measure waist; cut a piece of elastic 1” larger. Thread elastic through casing overlapping 1/2”.

  • Secure overlapped ends; sew opening closed.

  • Work 1 row sc evenly around lower edge of skirt.

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.



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