Lattice Embrace by Joanne Seiff

Lattice Embrace

November 2021
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 10 - 6.0 mm
780 - 1537 yards (713 - 1405 m)
36" (40", 44", 48", 52", 56", 60", 64")/91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5, 162.5) cm Note: Intended ease is approximately 2-8"/5-20 cm larger than bust size.
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Lattice Embrace is a slightly dressy alternative for when you need a warm hug. Wear this sweater with a long skirt or with jeans-it’s a loose cuddle when you need it, with a sophisticated ribbing. Worked in pieces, with any bulky weight yarn or combination of yarns that knit at 3 stitches to the inch, this is an easy pattern for a knitter’s first sweater.

Oversized, with drop shoulders, this coat is not burdened with buttonhole plackets to add bulk. No tight shapes or constraints…. Close this sweater with a flexible number of buttons from 1-6, three-quarters of the way across your bust, for a slightly off-set look. At the neckline, button up tight against the chill or unbutton the top button for a folded over triangle. This will embrace you on chilly days, with a lattice-like ribbing for ‘office’ occasions. Go ahead. Turn the thermostat down a little.

Accessibility Note: This pattern offers an additional Low Vision pdf option, with Arial 24 point sans serif font in all black text and photo captions. It has no italics. All of the directions are fully written out. If there’s a chart included, there are also written instructions- the chart is not needed to complete the pattern.

Finished Measurements:
36” (40”, 44”, 48”, 52”, 56”, 60”, 64”)/91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5, 162.5) cm
Note: Intended ease is approximately 2-8”/5-20 cm larger than bust size.

Yardage/Meterage required:
780 (880, 950, 1050, 1155, 1271, 1398, 1537) yards/713 (805, 869, 960, 1056, 1162, 1278, 1406) m of bulky weight yarn or a combination of 2 yarns knit together that knit at 3 sts to an inch/2.5 cm.
Notes: A wide variety of yarns will work in this pattern.

The yarns pictured in this sample were stash yarns, long discontinued.
Knit together, 1 strand each of worsted and fingering weight yarns:
-Radford Yarn Technologies Softspun (also briefly produced as Classic Elite Waterspun) (100% Pure NZ Merino Wool) approximately 465 yds (425 m)/7 oz (200gram) skein. Color used in sample is light gray.

-Rowan Donegal Lambswool (100% pure new wool) 109 yds (100 m)/.88oz (25gram) skein.
Color used in sample is #467 or dark gray.
-Sample used 7 buttons.

Yarn Substitution ideas:
4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Quarry 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 200 yards/183 meters per 100 gram skein
7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins Quince & Co. Puffin 100% American Wool; 112 yards/102 meters per 100 gram skein

This pattern has been tech-edited.