Fine Lace Blouse by Jennie Atkinson

Fine Lace Blouse

February 2012
Thread ?
37 stitches and 47 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, see notes
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2.0 mm
1263 - 1684 yards (1155 - 1540 m)
6 sizes - 32 - 42ins/81.5 - 106.5cm bust
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Good news! 2018 A single, updated version of this pattern is now available and includes a chart for the lace pattern.

There is now a Ravelry group for A Handknit Romance.

ERRATA -Lace Blouse (book - NOT single pattern)
Back shaping (p.84) (Each decrease row loses 6sts, so after 4 dec rows the sts should be-)
Rep last 8 rows twice more, then rep dec row once more - 121 (129, 139, 147, 157, 165) sts.
Work 17 rows even.

2 April 2012 - The yarn used is the equivalent of a US pearl crochet cotton #8.

Gauge in lace Pattern: 37 sts X 54 rows= 4”

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Designer’s Note: “Some of the prettiest garments have the simplest shapes, like this little 1930s-inspired lace blouse knitted in silky crochet cotton. It has a plain stockinette stitch back and a lace stitch front. The design interest and shaping are created by a couple of simple pleats at the front waist, and a tie belt at the back, avoiding any complicated shaping on the lace pattern itself. There is a crochet edging around the fronts and collar, and some pretty vintage glass buttons providing a finishing touch.”