Dark Red Pretties by Susan Crawford
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Dark Red Pretties

November 2008
Susan Crawford Laceweight
Lace / 2 ply ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch using 3.75mm needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
875 - 2625 yards (800 - 2400 m)
To fit bust 30-32", 34-36", 38-40", 42-44"

This gorgeous cami is knitted from the top down. The waistline is worn low and worked with short row shaping to create shape at this point.

The pattern is re-worked from a 1932 design, originally published in Woman and Home magazine. From the original pattern notes: “Knitted in shetland wool, these cami-bockers fit closely and warmly to the figure. They have ribbon shoulder-straps so that they can be work with day or evening dress”.

Additional materials:

  • 3 yards (3 metres) of quarter-inch (0.75cm) wide ribbon
  • 5 half-inch (1cm) diameter mother of pearl buttons

In working the lace panels, all lines of lacework should read ‘repeat 9 times’ for the lace pattern instead of 8.

Please have a peek at our ‘look book’ for Stitch in Time Volume 1.

Stitch in Time Volume 1 was published under the name Jane Waller & Susan Crawford.