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Chinese Lace Pullover

Knitting
September 2006
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Chinese Lace pattern stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1050 - 1600 yards (960 - 1463 m)
S - 3X
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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.