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 included both for working flat in pieces, and in the round.
DK weight yarn, 1050
1150, 1250, 1350, 1475, 1600 yd /
960 1050, 1140, 1230, 1340, 1460
m. Shown in DiVe Cotone Egitto
(discontinued, 100% cotton,
US #5/3.75 mm needles.
If working in the round:
Circular (cir), 24-40” depending
on garment size; set of double pointed (dpn).
If working flat:
ALL: 16-20” cir depending on
garment size, for neckband.
Adjust needle size as needed to
obtain proper gauge.
22.5 sts / 30 rows to 4 inches / 10
cm on US size 5 needles in lace patt
stitch; 23 sts/ 30 rows to 4 in / 10
cm. in rib patt st, slightly stretched.
CHECK GAUGE ON BLOCKED
SWATCH; if blocking changes
row gauge, you must take this into
account when measuring progress on
unblocked pieces. For this reason
lengths are given in rows, with
approximate lengths in inches.
S M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X
for bust sizes
32-34 35-38 39-42 43-46 47-50 51-54 inches
81-87 88-97 98-107 108-117 118-127 128-137 cm
Garment measurements in inches/cm
35/88 39/99 43/109 47/119 51/130 55/140
28/71 32/81 36/91 40/101 43.5/110 47.5/120
21/53 21/53 22/56 23/58 22/56 23/58