Sassy Summer Halter By Rachel Tyer

Size: Yarn: 2 yr (4, 6, 8, 10) 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) inches – chest circumference Nashua Handknits Cilantro - 136 yards – aran weight 1 ball each #12 Lime Sorbet, #5 Rose, #8 Mango, #10 Aqua #9 24 inch circular, #9 DPNs Stitch holder or waste yarn, 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle 16 st x 24 rows = 4 inches

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Notes: Cilantro is a cotton/poly yarn that is very stretchy. The pattern is written to be fitted, thus the yarn is perfect for this project. If using another yarn, you may want to add extra stitches (in a multiple of 4) when casting on to allow for “room to grow”, and adjust pattern accordingly. Also, the length of the halter is generous so that your little one can wear it for more than one season. Pattern: With circ needles, CO 44 (48, 52, 56, 60) sts, PM, CO 44 (48, 52, 56, 60) st, PM to idicate beginning of row. 88 (96, 104, 112, 120) sts total. Round 1 - *k2, p2* repeat ** until end of round Repeat round 1 until you have 1” of ribbing Next round – K all sts (stockinette st) Continue in stockinette st, changing color every 3 (3.5, 4, 4.5, 5) inches. Begin 4th color And knit 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) rows. BO half of the total sts (the sts between the markers). You should have 44 (48, 52, 56, 60) sts remaining. You will now be knitting flat. Row 1: SSK, K to 2 sts before end, K2tog Row 2: Purl all sts

Repeat rows one & two 10 (11, 12, 13, 14) times more. You will have 22 (24, 26, 28, 30) sts remaining. End with a WS row facing. Slip 1st 3 sts onto st holder or waste yarn. BO purlwise all by 3 sts (2 on LH needle, 1 on RH needle). Purl to end. Begin I-cord: Put remaining 3 sts on DPN. With remaining 3 sts, work a 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) inch i-cord. BO all sts. Put the 3 live stitches that are on the stitch holder onto a DPN. Re-attach yarn and begin knitting 2nd i-cord the same length as the 1st. BO all sts. Weave in ends. Abbreviations: DPN – double point needle Sts – stitches PM – place marker CO – cast on BO – bind off SSK – slip, slip, knit K2tog – knit two together WS – wrong side LH – left hand RH – right hand`

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