Lactuca by Becky Wilkins

Lactuca

Knitting
October 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1000 - 2100 yards (914 - 1920 m)
Skirt hip circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)”
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May’s skirt is inspired by the airy tendrils of young spring greens. This pattern is paired with a recipe for Fresh nasturtium and pea shoot salad.

Lacuca is derived from the latin name for lettuce. A ruffled skirt, flirty and fun- perfect for spring weather. The body is knit from the top down with slipped stitch columns to support the fabric. The lace layers are knit using leafy patterns and layered like a spring salad.

Pattern Notes
Skirt is knit from the top down with an eyelet round at the top for the drawstring waist. Purl rows at the bottom of the body make picking up stitches for the tiered lace simple.

Finished Measurements
Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X); shown in size XS
Intended to be worn with 4” / 10 cm of positive ease at the high hip.
Skirt hip circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)”
Skirt length: 14.5 (14.75, 15, 15.25, 15.5, 15.75, 16, 16.25, 16.5)”

Materials
Knitted Wit, Welterweight Rambouillet
MC: Cedar; 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins
CC2: Boyfriend’s Sweatshirt; 1 skein
Sincere Sheep, Equity Sport
CC1: Quercus; 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins
CC3: Virid; 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins
32-inch US #4/3.5mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
32-inch US #5/3.75mm circular needle
1 stitch marker
2-3 yards of ribbon
Stitch holder or waste yarn
Yarn needle

Gauge
24 sts and 38 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch, on smaller needle
20 sts and 31 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in lace patterns, on larger needle

Required Skills
Basic knitting skills
Knitting in the round
Increases/decreases
Working simple/intricate lace from
chart or written instructions
Twisted stitches
Slipped stitches
Picking up stitches