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OOLALA-barely there wear for machine knitters these can be undergarments or outerwear, depending on your needs
RETRO-WEAR includes 3 patterns: the cami-knickers [one piece] pictured plus the same shapes knitted separately as a camisole and tap pants. Use a soft fingering adjusted to get 7 stitche/10 rows/inch on a standard gauge or Passap machine. Designed for use with a ribber or double bed machine but ribberless suggestions are included. Sizes from 34-56 hip.
Pages 3-9
TOASTY TUSHY LEGGINGS are made in full needle rib so absolutely require 2 beds. Standard gauge. Sized to fit big girls and adult ladies with hips from about 32-57”. The larger sizes are knitted in 4 pieces, smaller sizes in 2. Several yarn options and suggestions for using yarn with a lycra content and a full needle rib article are included.
Pages 10-17
LAZY LACE CAMISOLE Finished bust sizes of 32, 34, 36". 2 gauges are given: 5 stitches/8 rows/inch on a mid-gauge or bulky machine, 7 stitches/10 rows/" on a standard or Passap machine. 2 beds are required for this method of making drop stitch lace.
Pages 18-20
INSIDE OR OUT CAMISOLE finished to bust 30-46 using Mary Lue’s Symphony or another light soft yarn that matches the gauge of 9 stitches/12 rows/” in stockinette. The fabric of the main part of the garment is tuck lace.
Pages 21-22
BARE MINIMUM BIKINI is for standard or Passap machines. Yeoman’s Panama or any colorfast yarn that achieves a similar gauge of 31 sts/43r=4” after washing and drying. Plain triangular cups as well as cups in A,B,C,D bra sizes are included for the top. A detailed article on short rowing is included. Sized to fit 4-12 ladies sizes.
Pages 23-30
For standard gauge machines with fairisle capability, sized to fit bust 30-34 using Mary Lue’s Harmony or similar lightweight, soft yarn.
SKINNY MINNIE is a stretchy tube top with sizes to fit bust 24-40. Yarn with a lycra or other stretchy fiber is used. This may be run-along yarn or stretch spun into the yarn. Depending on how and whether straps are added, this can be a summer top, winter warmth layer or yoga bra.
Pages 33-34
LUXURY LAYER is a tuck lace shell in DK yarn. It has wonderfully thermal properties without a lot of bulk. It may be made on the standard, mid-gauge or bulky machine. Finished bust sizes from 37-52.6” are included. Punchcard machines are preferred but manual tuck may be selected and instructions are included. Sizes larger than 45.6” may only be made on the mid-gauge.
Pages 35-38

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