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Simone

Meet Simone.  You can purchase the pattern from Sanguine Gryphon here.

Simone languorously sips champagne as she lounges on her tufted, overstuffed divan. Peacock feathers dance in the evening breeze as she gazes about.

Every detail is perfect, from exquisite beading, curve-enhancing fit, delicate lace, and luxurious cashmere layers.

Simone is worked in separate pieces, with the band worked first, bodice worked top down and grafted to the band, then the lower portions picked up from the band and worked down. Diagrams are included to help obtain proper measurements for the bodice construction. Simone is decadently gratifying for both process and project knitters.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)

Finished Measurements: Bust: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)”/76.5 (86, 97, 107, 117, 126.5, 137.5) cm
Length: 23 (23.5, 25, 25.5, 26.5, 26.75, 25.75)”/58.5 (59.5, 63.5, 65, 67.5, 68, 65.5) cm

Yarn

The Sanguine Gryphon ‘Bugga!’ 70% superwash merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon, 4 oz/ 412 yds, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins, shown in ‘Chocolate Rhino‘ (Standard colourway), 1 skein for Beaded Band, shown in ‘Honeybee‘ (Spring/Summer 2011 colourway)

The Sanguine Gryphon ‘Skinny Bugga!’ 80% superwash merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon, 4 oz/ 450 yds, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins, shown in ‘Satin Green Forester’ (Spring/Summer 2011 colourway)

Needles

US 0 circular needle.
US 3/3.25 mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. An additional US 3 circular needle is useful for picking up stitches along the top edge of the beaded band when it’s time to graft the bodice to the band.
US 4/ 3.5 mm circular needle.
US 5/3.75 mm circular needle.
US 6/4.0 mm circular needle.
US 7/4.5 mm circular needle.
(2) US 5/3.75 mm DPNs for I cord

Gauge

26 sts and 40 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st with ‘Bugga!’ and US 3 needles (bodice & initial overskirt).
28 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st with ‘Skinny Bugga!’ and US 4 needles (initial underskirt).
26 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st with Skinny Bugga and US 5 needles (middle underskirt).
24 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st with Skinny Bugga and US 6 needles (final underskirt).