You’re certain to be noticed both coming AND going wearing this latest pullover – the lovely Laura! Its long sleeves and back bodice, with plunging back neckline, are adorned with Lace Entrelac – a wonderfully floral yet simple stitch repeat that adds a romantic touch. This piece is slim-fitting and extends mid-hip in length with garter stitch trimming. Worked bottom-up, the lower portion begins as one piece on circular needles – stockinette stitch in front and lace in back – until the underarm where it splits and each side is worked separately. It’s an enjoyable project to make and even more fun to wear.
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55 inches
Waist: 25.5, 29.5, 33.75, 37.5, 41.75, 45.5, 49.5 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 – Sorbet #117; 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 1240,1400, 1550, 1730, 1895, 2080, 2255 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 shorter than the waist measurement of size selected)
1 20-inch circular needle in size US #5/3.75mm or size to obtain gauge – same as above (for neckline trim)
1 set US #5/3.75mm straight needles, or size to obtain gauge – same as circular (for flat knitting of upper bodice and sleeves)
Stitch markers (for marking start of round and 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
22.5 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches in Lace entrelac stitch pattern after blocking
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Techniques: knit, purl, circular knitting, yo, k2tog, ssk, sl1-k2tog-psso, k3tog, p2tog, p2tog tbl, m1r, m1l, stitch pick up around neckline, blocking, and seaming.
15 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.