Jeanette is a lacy pullover perfect for a night out or any time you feel like jazzing things up a bit. Its three-quarter sleeves and upper bodice are worked in ribbon lace (an easily mastered 9 stitch by 20 row repeat) that compliments the calm simplicity of its shaped lower bodice. This piece is slim-fitting and extends mid-hip length with garter stitch trimming. Worked bottom-up, the lower portion begins as one piece on circular needles, until the starting point of the lace just below the underarm where it splits and each side is worked separately.
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55 inches
Waist: 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50 inches
Hips: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55 inches
Length: 26, 26.5, 26.75, 27, 27.25, 27.5, 27.75 inches
Shown in Chickadee wool by Quince & Co., 100% wool; 181 yds (166m) per 50g skein; color – Crow #102; 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 1135, 1265, 1440, 1600, 1760, 1930, 2090 yards; I always buy extra.
Needles and notions, etc.
1 20-inch to 32-inch circular needle in size US #5/3.75mm or size to obtain gauge (use needle length slightly shorter than the waist measurement of size selected)
1 16-inch circular needle in size US #5/3.75mm or size to obtain gauge – same as above
1 set US #5/3.75mm straight needles, or size to obtain gauge – same as circular
Stitch markers for indicating lace repeats
T-pins for blocking
24 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches in stockinette stitch
24 sts and 48 rows to 4 inches in garter stitch
21.5 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches in ribbon lace after blocking
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Techniques: knit, purl, circular knitting, yo, k2tog, ssk, sl-k2tog-psso, stitch pick up around neckline, blocking, and seaming.
14 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, relevant abbreviations, lace charts, lace shaping notes, and a multi-set lace template to assist tracking of lace stitch sequences during shaping.