Gillywater by Emily Ringelman


June 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Lace Pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1000 - 1800 yards (914 - 1646 m)
29.5 (34, 38, 42.5, 46.5, 51, 55)"
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Gillywater is a lovely, all-over spade lace patterned pullover with a deep scoop neck. This is my favorite way to knit a sweater: the body is bottom up, in the round, then the sleeves are top-down and seamless. Simple stockinette sleeves are a nice break from all that lace.

Construction: This pullover is worked from the bottom up in the round with no waist shaping, then split and worked back and forth to the shoulders. The shoulders are seamed together (but the seams are small, so not scary!), then stitches are picked up around the armholes for seamless, top-down, set-in sleeves. The sleeve caps are shaped with short rows. A little ribbing around the scoop neck finishes the whole thing.

A note on waist shaping: If you’d really like to have it, going down one needle size for a couple of inches in the waist area should achieve some nice shaping.

This pullover will require a bit of intuition in the lace patterning once you’ve divided for the front and back. The lace has patterning on every row, right side AND wrong side, so shaping around the armholes and neckline will require a bit of thought. Because of that, this pattern is recommended for more experienced knitters.