This lace knit, with its gentle shaping and elbow length sleeves, is a perfect all-season outfit topper. Wide garter stitch bands that trim its broad neckline scoop and bodice and sleeve hems, create a calming edge that balances the active diagonal texture of its lace. Most flattering, it may easily be dressed up or down – shown here fashioned with a favorite belt.
The 10 stitch by 16 row repeat of its lace is easily mastered.
Pieces are knit flat, bottom up, with seaming.
Bust: 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56 inches
Length: 23.75, 24.25, 24.75, 25.25, 25.75, 26, 26.25 inches
Shown in Chickadee wool by Quince & Co., 100% wool; 181 yds per 50g skein; Color: river; 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 skeins, or for comparable yarn approx 950, 1100, 1225, 1400, 1550, 1700, 1850 yards; I always buy extra.
Needles and notions, etc.
1 set US #5/3.75mm straight needles, or size to obtain gauge
Stitch markers for indicating lace set repeats
24 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches in St st
22.4 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches in lozenge lace after blocking
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Techniques: knit, purl, garter stitch, long-tail CO, k2tog, skp, sk2p, yo, blocking, and seaming.
11 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, relevant abbreviations, lace shaping notes, and a multi-set lace template to assist tracking of lace stitch sequences during shaping.