Let the Light In by A. Karen Alfke
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Let the Light In

Knitting
June 2016
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silky Laci
Lace ?
27 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Irish Mesh Lace
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
850 - 1200 yards (777 - 1097 m)
S (M, L)
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Some days you just want to lighten things up. Laceweight yarn knits up beautifully in this easy, three-stitch all-over lace pattern. The oversized fit of the body is balanced by slightly fitted sleeves to flatter nearly every shape. Pop it on over a camisole for air-conditioned days at the office, or take it for a stroll with a summer dress. Either way, it’s sheer delight!

Size S: to fit bust up to 36” 91cm; finished circumference: 42” (106cm); finished length from top of shoulder 16.5” (42cm)

Size M: to fit bust up to 44” (112cm); finished circumference: 51” (130cm); finished length from top of shoulder 18” (46cm)

Size L: to fit bust up to 50” (127cm); finished circumference: 56” (142cm); finished length from top of shoulder 20.5” (52cm)

Intended ease: 6-10” (15-25.5cm) positive ease; if more or less ease is desired, choose a larger or a smaller size.

Yardage requirements: 850 (1100, 1200) yds (777 (1000, 1097)m)
To lengthen body by 1” (2.5cm): additional 46 (56, 61)yds (42 (51, 56)m).
To lengthen sleeves by 1” (2.5cm): additional 14 (14, 16.5) yds (13 (13, 15)m).

Size S: 1 skein Blue Moon Fiber Arts Laci or Silky Laci (those wishing to lengthen body or sleeves should purchase an additional skein; yardage in 1 skein is enough for garment and swatches, but not much more!)

Sizes M, L: 2 skeins Blue Moon Fiber Arts Laci or Silky Laci

• All pieces are knit flat and then seamed.
• Body is reversible: front and back panels are the same. Body panels are worked flat, with garter-stitch edges bordering a simple three-stitch, four-row lace repeat.
• Angled armhole shaping and sleeve caps are easy to seam together.
• Sleeve increases do not interrupt lace pattern - all increases occur in edging at underarm.
• Shoulders are shaped with short-rows simultaneous with neckline shaping; shoulder seams are then grafted with Kitchener Stitch.