By Sarah Hatton

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Perfect for all your winter parties and events, this posh knit costs less than you might think to make.

ilk is an expensive fibre, we won't pretend otherwise. However, when spun intofineyarns and used for lace knitting, even luxuryfibreslike silkand kid mohaircangoaverylongway. You can knitthisdelicatecover-uptofita 50in bust usingjust five balls of Rowan Kidsilk Haze (it's only three forthe smallest size), which will cost roughly the same as a ready-made lacy party top on the high street. What's more, you can choose exactly the right colour to go with your party clothes (there are 38 gorgeous shades in the range!)

and you'll have the pleasure of making something unique.

There a re two things we'd ad vise you to watch outforwhen worklngwith Kidsilk Haze. First, it's quite a difficult yarn to rip back Ifyou make a mistake, so takethings slowly and carefully Second, once you've finished your knitting, when you press it use a cool iron and no steam as the mohair component in theyarn can felt. If this happens yourtop will still be pretty and lacy, but you' 11 lose some of the textu rai detail and your knitting will look a bit flatter.

Wear and care

The cover-up is knitted with thesleeves worked as part of the front and back rather than separately, ensurlngthatthe making up stage is fairly simple. There are some increases and decreases when you're knitting the sleeves and working the sloping fronts; the importantthing is to keepthe lace pattern correct, Ifyou are likely to have problems with this, use stitch markers to help you keepyour place,

Choosea good-quality ribbon for threading through the waistband - Rowan chose a velvet one, which goes well with Kidsilk Haze's soft and fuzzy texture, and velvet is also going to be very fashionable this winter. Knit this lovely top and you'll be ready and on-trend for every partyfrom now rightthroughtothe New Year!

Sarah Hatton Knittingwww.knitrowan. com or call Rowan on 01484 681881,"/>
'Bourne'is one of 48 patterns in Rowan 46, including a number of other pretty knits in Kidsilk Haze. For stockist information visit www.knitrowan. com or call Rowan on 01484 681881,

-Mskbi

â– her 2009 v^Mp^Knitting 39

Pattern

Info

You will need.

Rowan, Kidsilk Haze

Apairof 3%rnm needles Apairof3%mm needles S9in (150cm) of lcm wide velvet ribbon

For where to buy\ see page 92

Tension

Yarn used knits as 4ply to this tension:

22 sts and 30 rows to measure 4x4in (10x10cm) over pattern using 3%mm needles.

SIZING GUIDE

Sizing colour key

So you can re-use this pattern, we've colour-coded the sizing instructions. Simply follow our colour-coded measurements andyou're off.

XL XXL

SIZING GUIDE

SIZE

S

M

L

XL

XXL

Trt rix DI ICT

in

32-34

36-38

40-42

44-46

48-50

TO PIT DUST

cm

81-86

91-97

102-107

112-117

122-127

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