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
650 - 1350 yards (594 - 1234 m)
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.
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Lime Bitters is an all over lace sweater, the cropped version has set in slightly cropped sleeves and a cropped body, whilst the long version has full length sleeves and a flattering body length. The high neck adds to a smart polished look. The lace motif is simple and effective. 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 Short
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)”
Armhole to hem Long
38 (43, 43, 48.5, 48.5, 53.5, 53.5) cm / 15 (17, 17, 19, 19, 21, 21)”
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 Short
40 (40, 40, 40, 45, 45, 45) cm / 153 ¾ (15 ¾, 15 ¾, 15 ¾, 17 ¾, 17 ¾, 17 ¾)”
Sleeve length Long
38 (43, 43, 48.5, 48.5, 53.5, 53.5) cm / 15 (17, 17, 19, 19, 21, 21)”
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)
Short: 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) 100g balls OR 650 (750, 850, 950, 1100, 1250, 1400) m / 715 (820, 930, 1040, 1200, 1370, 1530) yds of DK weight yarn.
Long: 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) 100g balls OR 750 (850, 900, 1000, 1100, 1250, 1350) m / 800 (890, 985, 1085, 1205, 1325, 1470) yds of DK weight yarn.
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.