Chinese Lace Pullover
This top-hip length pullover uses a modified version of “Chinese Lace,” from Barbara Walker’s 2nd Treasury of Knitting Patterns. Wide bands of the lace adorn the the cuffs and hem, and then flow into the ribs which give this sweater its flattering fit. In addition, the waist is shaped with decreases and increases, and the three-quarter length sleeves end with a slightly belled cuff. The yarn I used has been discontinued; some possible substitutions include Dale of Norway Svale (cotton/viscose/silk); Classic Elite Premiere (cotton/Tencel); Classic Elite Patina (cotton/silk); Frog Tree Pima Silk (cotton/silk); and Debbie Bliss Cathay (cotton/viscose/silk).
Directions are now (as of 10/23/07) included both for working flat in pieces, and in the round. (If you purchased the pattern when it only included directions for working flat, contact me and I will email you the updated version).
Errata (patterns purchased before 3/28/08): Under “Sleeves: Raglan Shaping,” the first sentence should read “Dec 2 sts each side (k1, SSSK…)” etc., NOT “(k1, sl1, SSSK…).”