Lime Bitters by Francesca Hughes
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Lime Bitters

Knitting
March 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Lace pattern used.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
705 - 1410 yards (645 - 1289 m)
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Lime Bitters is an all over lace sweater with set in slightly cropped sleeves. The high neck adds to a smart polished look. The lace motif is simple and effective and can be easily repeated to add length to both the sleeves and unshaped body. With its’ all over texture this is a statement piece which is easy to dress up and down. A thoroughly enjoyable knit the lace is effective in both bold colours and toned down neutrals. Wear Lime Bitters with a casual summer skirt or under a smart pinafore dress for some winter sun.

Bust (Actual)
82.5 (91, 99, 108, 116, 125, 133) cm / 32 ½ (35 ¾, 39, 42 ½, 45 ¾, 49 ¼, 52 ½)”
to be worn with approx 5cm / 2” positive ease.

Armhole to hem
29.5 (34.5, 34.5, 39.5, 39.5, 44.5, 44.5) cm / 11 ½ (13 ½, 13 ½, 15 ½, 15 ½, 17 ½, 17 ½)” – Length can be added by working more lace repeats but make sure to allow enough yarn.
Neck Width
17.5 (17.5, 19, 20, 21, 21.5, 22) cm / 7 (7, 7 ¼, 7 ¾, 8 ¼, 8 ½, 8 ½)“
Back neck to hem length
44.5 (52, 54.5, 60, 62.5, 67.5, 70) cm / 17 ½ (20 ½, 21 ½, 23 ½, 14 ½, 16 ½, 17 ½)”

Shoulder Width
34 (35, 38, 40, 44.5, 44.5, 45.5) cm / 13 ¼ (13 ¾, 15, 15 ¾, 17 ½, 17 ½, 17 ¾)”
Sleeve length
40 (40, 40, 40, 45, 45, 45) cm / 153 ¾ (15 ¾, 15 ¾, 15 ¾, 17 ¾, 17 ¾, 17 ¾)”
Upper Arm Circ
31.5 (31.5, 32.5, 32.5, 37, 41, 46.5) cm / 12 ½ (12 ½, 13, 13, 14 ½, 16 ¼, 18 ¼)”

Yarn
Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop DK (100% Wensleydale) 235m/100g (257 yrds/100g)
3 (3, 4 , 4 , 5, 5, 6) 100g balls.
Shade: Lime Sherbert.

Needles
3.5 mm / US 4 16” circular needles
4 mm / US 6

Gauge: 19 sts & 18 rows = 10 cm / 4” over Lace Stitch pattern on 4 mm needles after blocking. Don’t fear, this stitch is pretty stretchy width ways, but will ping back to textured crumply lace if not blocked to severally. Measure gauge when swatch is dry and relaxed.

Notions: Darning needle, row counter (optional), recommended stitch markers between each repeat, stitch holders.