Beach Vines Pullover by Gwen Kern

Beach Vines Pullover

July 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
900 - 1500 yards (823 - 1372 m)
Chest: 32 [35.75, 40, 43.75, 48, 52.25, 56]”/80 [89.5, 100, 109.5, 120, 130.5, 140]cm
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Book description: Inspired by the salt-loving vines of the beach morning glory, this casual sweater combines the easy fit of beachwear with an elegant vine lace design on the sleeve. The result is a feminine but comfortable top layer, perfect for warding off the evening chill during long walks on the sand.

Designer notes: I apologize for the fact that there are not more photos available, and that those available do not show all of the design and shaping details. Until I can add more photos, here is a more detailed description.

This is a raglan-sleeve sweater with waist shaping, worked top-down in pieces. (The reason for the unusual construction is that the cotton yarn benefits from the structure of side seams, but the pieces need to be worked from the top down to allow for the yarnovers along the raglan lines.) A lace panel runs down each sleeve, and there are simple lace details along the raglan seams as well. The neckline is straight in both the front and back, and is wider than a typical square neck, but narrower than a boat neck. The neck edging is garter stitch, to match the cuff and waist edging.

Please leave any questions in the comments, and I’ll do my best to answer them!