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Her Wit Flowed Long

The Sanguine Gryphon
Knitting
December 2010
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in lace pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1350 - 3150 yards (1234 - 2880 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL
This pattern was available in print for $6.00.

Do the works of Jane Austen fill you with a longing to wear some of the beautiful garments depicted in them? To knit flowing lace gowns knotted with delicate ribbons, in soft shades of pink and green, trapping that romantic feeling of Austen’s words? But do you then ask yourself whether it might not be too difficult to knit a lace gown?

Fear not, Her Fit Flowed Long is not a difficult knit! It is knitted from the top down and starts at the pointed lace edging at the neck, from which stitches are picked up for the back. After the sleeves are finished, it all comes together as one piece with even the lace edgings being knitted at the same time as the rest.

There’s a lot of different stitch patterns in it, to make it grow wider within the lace pattern, but as long as you keep good track of your k2tog, yo, ssk and other not so complicated lace stitches you will find yourselves at the hemline soon enough. And with very little sewing to be done, all you need to do is block it, lace in the ribbon, put on your best dress and start wearing it.

Cast off your prejudices and take pride in your ability to knit a lace gown!