Filet Patch Blouse
Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2009: “‘I am fascinated by knitting that imitates other needlework. Filet knit, a technique I encountered in the 1940s book The Mary Thomas Book of Knitting Patterns, creates pieces that look like traditional filet crochet. Here, small patches of stylized roses and bright colors form a decorative folkloric yoke for the Filet Patch Blouse.’” - Teva Durham
Finished Size: 37½ (40, 44½, 47, 49)” bust circumference at base of armholes, to fit 34 (36½, 41, 43½, 45½)” actual bust. Sweater shown measures 37½”, modeled with plenty of positive ease.
- Loop-d-Loop by Teva Durham Quartz (78% mohair, 13% wool, 9% nylon; 93 yd 85 m/50 g): #05 coral (A), #04 butter (B), and #06 periwinkle (C), 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) ball(s) each.
- Loop-d-Loop by Teva Durham Moss (90% merino, 10% nylon; 115 yd 105 m/50 g): #07 fuchsia (D), 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) balls. Yarns distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles.
Needles: Filet patches—size 6 (4 mm). Body and sleeves—size 11 (8 mm). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle.
Additional Gauge: 15-st chart makes 3½” square and 18-st chart makes 4¼” square in filet knitting on smaller needles.
- Filet knitting charts are not worked like normal charts. Each block in the Filet chart represents three stitches (but only one row). So the 15-stitch chart shows only five blocks per row, but each block represents three stitches - hence the chart is worked over 15 stitches. For each white or shaded block in the Filet chart, you work a three-stitch row from the smaller Mesh charts. You can think of the Filet chart as a diagram for working the Mesh charts.
- Whipstitch al lpatches together (including shoulder seams) with wrong sides together, to create a decorative redge on the right side.
- Each square measures 3½ (3½, 4¼, 4¼, 4¼)” before seaming. Seaming will reduce the cumulative width and height of the squares in the yoke.