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Lady Bat

Knitting
April 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Zigzag Lace
US 6 - 4.0 mm
770 - 1100 yards (704 - 1006 m)
XS, (S, M, L, 1X, 2X), see notes
This pattern is available for download for $6.00.
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This batwing sweater is made for fun! A side-to-side construction and easy to memorize lace pattern mean this piece is a great spring or summertime knit. Work on it in the sunshine, wear it in the warmth! Great as a layered piece over a strappy top or dress, and even great as a swimsuit cover-up at the beach, you can lounge in style with Lady Bat!

Sizing
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) - 29 (33, 37, 41, 45, 49)” bust circumference.

Because of the extreme positive ease of this sweater, a more accurate number to choose your size from is the hip measurement:
34 (37, 39, 43, 47, 53)” hips circumference. Knit Picks sweater shown in 29”. Knits in Class sweater shown in size 37”.

Yarn
Knit Picks Shine Sport, 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal; 110yds/50g: Platinum, 7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10) skeins.
Also shown in…
Knits in Class Luxe DK, 50 % Alpaca, 35% Merino, 15% Mulberry Silk; 625yds/8oz, Greener Pastures, 2 for every size.

Needles
6 (4 mm): circular and double-pointed. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions
Stitch markers, scrap yarn or spare needle/stitch holder, tapestry needle.

Gauge
18 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Zigzag Lace on 6 (4mm) needles

Notes
This sweater is very easy to size up or down. To increase the width of the sweater, simply work more rows in Zigzag lace while working the front and back (ensuring they are the same length!). The bottom edge of the sweater is meant to sit above your hips; that is, it is larger than your waist, but smaller than your hips. This allows the sweater to get that great drape at the bottom, and allow more freedom of movement for your arms. Zigzag Lace is inspired by lace of the same name in Barbara Walker’s First Treasury, pg 190.

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