Lace Blouse by Jennie Atkinson
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Lace Blouse

February 2012
Thread ?
37 stitches and 47 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, see notes
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2.0 mm
Errata available:

There is now a Ravelry group for A Handknit Romance.
2 April 2012 - I have added updated information for US knitters on the yarn used, on the website listed below. The yarn used is the equivalent of a US pearl crochet cotton #8.

Gauge in lace Pattern: 37 sts X 54 rows= 4”

For help and advice on knitting this garment go to my website

Designer’s Note: “Some of the prettiest garments have the simplest shapes, like this little 1930s-inspired lace blouse knitted in silky crochet cotton. It has a plain stockinette stitch back and a lace stitch front. The design interest and shaping are created by a couple of simple pleats at the front waist, and a tie belt at the back, avoiding any complicated shaping on the lace pattern itself. There is a crochet edging around the fronts and collar, and some pretty vintage glass buttons providing a finishing touch.”