It Cannot Fail To Please by Susan Crawford

It Cannot Fail To Please

Knitting
November 2008
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch using 3.00mm needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
820 - 1230 yards (750 - 1125 m)
To fit bust 30-32, 34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52 inches
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Errata available: susancrawfordvintage.com

A form fitting all-over lace jumper, featuring a flattering square neckline and with a choice of elbow length or short sleeves. The lace pattern is much simpler than it may look as there is no shaping required other than at the armholes and sleeve heads.

This is a reworking of an original 1930s pattern featured in Susan’s book A Stitch in Time, Volume 1, which is also available as sumptuous hardback book or as a full ebook. The pattern has been completely rewritten and extended with both written and charted instructions and additional sizes included.

Pattern includes 6 sizes to fit the following chest measurements: 76-81cm(30-32in), 86-92cm(34-36in), 97-102cm(38-40in), 107-112cm(42-44in), 117-122cm(46-48in), 127-131cm(50-52in).

Designed to be worn with 4-6 inches of negative ease to really show the lace pattern off to good effect. Knitted flat in separate pieces.

Knitted in Excelana 4ply 100% British wool from Susan Crawford, which is the perfect yarn both for lace knitting and a garment requiring stretch and the ability to retain its shape. The sample shown is knitted in the stunning autumnal shade of Damson Wine.

Requirements
Excelana 4ply (100% pure British wool - 159m/174yds per 50g)
5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls shade Damson Wine
1 pair 2.25mm (US #1) needles
1 pair 3.25mm (US #3) needles
Stitch holder

Gauge over lace pattern after blocking
33 sts and 40 rows = 4in (10cm) using 3.25mm needles

Standard gauge for Excelana 4ply
28 sts and 36 rows = 4in (10cm) using 3.25mm needles

Take a peek at our ‘look book’ for A Stitch in Time Volume 1.