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Lotta

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On cool days — even in the spring — I love to dress in layers. Lotta is light enough to wear year-round, and minimally styled for versatility. One of my favorite things about living in the Pacific Northwest is the rain, which provided inspiration for Lotta’s twisted stitch trails on the bodice. Originally published in Laine Magazine, Issue 5.  All images copyright Laine Magazine, 2018 – used with permission.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2XL) Shown in size M.
Recommended ease: 2–3 inches (5–7.5 cm) of positive ease.
Yarn
Sportweight | Tukuwool Sock | 80% Finnish wool, 20% nylon | 50g/ 50m per skein | 8 (8, 9, 10, 12) skeins or 1184 (1280, 1436, 1609, 1806) m/1295 (1400, 1570, 1760, 1975) yards
Note: If you use different yarn (or have different row/stitch gauge) your yardage may vary. The sample was knitted in size M with color Auri.
Needles
US 4 (3.5 mm) 32-40” (80–100 cm) circular needle for body
US 2 (2.75 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular needle neck ribbing
US 3 (3.25 mm) DPN’s for sleeve ribbing.
*Adjust needle size to get the correct gauge.
Additional Supplies
Yarn needle, stitch markers, scrap yarn.
Gauge
22 sts and 29 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch with larger needle, after blocking.
Finished Measurements
A) Bust circumference: 35.1 (39.5, 43.5, 47.5, 51.1) in, 89.1 (100.2, 110.4, 120.5, 129.8) cm
B) Upper arm circumference: 12.2 (13.6, 14.7, 16.2, 18.4) in, 30.9 (34.6, 37.4, 41.1, 46.6) cm
C) Dress length from underarm: 24 ½ – 26 ½ in, 62 – 67 cm
D) Hem circumference: 38.9 (43.6, 48, 52.4, 56.2) in, 98.8 (110.8, 121.9, 133, 142.7) cm