My Helen sweater is a shapely, lacy, v-neck pullover. Its Hexagon Fern lace – an easily mastered 18 stitch by 16 row repeat – is worked throughout and echoes the lines of its 1x1 rib trim and angled neckline. The bodice is slim fitting, extending mid-hip in length, and follows body curves. Narrow sleeves end just below the elbow – long short sleeves that feel ample. This versatile piece may be dressed up or down and layered, establishing it as one of my all-occasion, year-round favorites.
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55 inches
Length: 25.5, 26, 26.25, 26.5, 26.75, 27, 27.25 inches
Shown in Chickadee wool by Quince & Co. , 100% wool; 181 yds (166m) per 50g skein; color – Pomegranate #112; 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 910, 1080, 1225, 1405, 1560, 1740, 2050 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 repeats
T-pins for blocking
24 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches in St st
22.4 sts and 29.5 rows to 4 inches in Hexagon Fern lace st after blocking
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Techniques: knit, purl, long-tail CO, k2tog, k2tog tbl, p2tog, p2tog tbl, yo, stitch pick up around neckline, blocking, and seaming.
14 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.