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The Call of the Sea!
Sizing
To fit sizes in 30ô32 34ô36 38ô40
cm 76ô81 86ô92 97ô102
Actual size in 26 30 34
cm 66 76 86

Size shown: 34ô36 inch (86ô92 cm)

Tension
25 sts & 34 rows = 4 ins (10 cm) using 3.25 mm (US #4) needles over st st

Please note, this pattern is designed with negative ease of about 4ô6 inches (10ô15 cm). Please use the êto fit sizeë chart when choosing which size to knit, do not go by the actual size of the finished garment.

Abbreviations
K Knit
P Purl
St stitch
st st stocking stitch
RS Right side
WS Wrong side
yds Yards
ins Inches
m Metres
mm millimetres
cm centimetres
gm gram
K2tog Knit two together
M1 Make one, by knitting into loop lying between stitches
inc increase by working into front and back of stitch.

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  • Step 1

    Front

    Legs
    Using 3.25 mm (US #4) needles and yarn A, cast on 40 (46, 52) sts.
    Row 1 (RS): * K1, P1, rep from * to end.
    Repeat this row 9 times more.
    Commencing with a knit row, work in st st for 5 inches (12.5 cm) ending with a WS row.
    Put these stitches on a spare needle.
    Work second leg in same way.
    With RS facing knit across this leg, then across the first leg (80, 92, 102 sts).
    Commencing with a purl row work in st st for 6.5 inches (16 cm) ending with a WS row.
    Leave sts on a spare needle.

  • Step 2

    Skirt
    Using 3.25 mm (US #4) needles and yarn A, cast on 80 (92, 102) sts. Work in rib as set for leg for 6 rows.
    Commencing with a knit row, work in st st for 10.5 inches (26 cm), ending with a WS row.
    Place the needle with leg stitches behind the skirt stitches also with RS facing. Work one row, knitting together one st from each needle to end of row.
    Next row (WS): Purl.
    Next row: K2tog, K to last 2 sts, K2tog.
    Next row: Purl.
    Repeat the last 2 rows until 62 (74, 84) sts remain.
    Continue without shaping for a further 12 (12, 16) rows.

    Next row (RS): K1, M1, K last st, M1, K1.
    Next row: Purl.
    Repeat these 2 rows until 72 (84, 94) sts.

    Commencing with row 1 work 45 rows from chart using intarsia technique.

    Commencing with a purl row and working on yarn A, work 7 rows in st st.

    Armhole shaping
    Next row (RS): Cast off 6 sts at beginning of row, knit to end.
    Next row: Cast off 6 sts at beginning of row, purl to end.

    Continue decreasing by K2tog at each end of every RS row until 52 (64, 74) sts.

    Neck shaping
    Next Row: P16 (22, 25) cast off 20 (20, 24), P16 (22, 25).

  • Step 3

    Straps
    Working on one shoulder strap at a time, K2tog at each end of every RS row until 8 (12, 15) sts remain.
    K2tog at each end of every 4th row until 6 (6, 7) sts remain.
    Continue without shaping for a further 3 inches (7.5 cm) or until strap is desired length.
    Leave on a spare needle.

    With RS facing rejoin yarn to remaining 16 (22, 25) sts and work as given for first shoulder.

  • Step 4

    Back
    Work as given for front but omitting seagull design.
    Use three needle bind off technique to join front and back shoulder straps.

  • Step 5

    Gusset
    Using 3.25 mm (US #4) needles and yarn A, cast on 2 sts, and commencing with a K row, work in st st, inc 1 st at each end of every knit row until there are 42 sts on needle.

    K2tog at each end of every RS row until 2 sts remain.
    Cast off.

  • Step 6

    Making up
    Press all pieces on wrong side, putting a damp cloth over the knitting.
    Sew up the side seams of the legs, then the skirt and bodice.
    Sew along the ribbed parts of the inside leg seam, then sew the gusset into the opening.
    Darn in all ends.

    Knitting by Dorothy Crawford

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Denise G.
Denise G. · Napier, Hawke's Bay, NZ
Thank you so much for this pattern. In February of 2019, there is the Art Deco Festival and this time it's all about fashion. I NEED at least two swimsuits and I will be wearing them.
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karina h.
karina h. · 9 projects
i'm 3/4 of a way through making this....so much knitting!!!
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Elizabathory
Elizabathory · Frankston, Victoria, AU · 5 projects
Hi there, I really want to make this but I'm not sure what weight the yarn is so I can try and match a modern yarn...
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Colleen P.
Colleen P.
I love your hair!
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Chudames
Chudames · Bellingham, Washington, US · 112 projects
WOW! That is a lot of work! It turned out beautifully!
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