All focus is on the sleeves in this sweet pullover. Introducing Marjorie, a feminine design with three quarter raglan sleeves worked in delicate Diamond Mesh lace. Her fit is slim and shapely, extending hip length, with bodice worked simply in stockinette – its plain palate complimenting the active texture of the airy lace. You’ll find this a comfortable project, with minimal seaming (on sleeves and raglan edges of bodice), only a bit of stitch pickup for collar trim, and an easily memorized Diamond Mesh – a 12 stitch by 20 row repeat. Marjorie is worked bottom-up on circular needles until the underarm and start of raglan shaping where it splits and each side is worked separately.
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55 inches
Waist: 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50 inches
Hips: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55 inches
Length: 24, 24.5, 24.75, 25, 25.25, 25.5, 25.75 inches
Shown in Chickadee wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 181 yds per 50g skein); color – Dogwood #135; 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 1015, 1200, 1355, 1570, 1745, 1800, 1960 yards. I always buy extra.
Needles and notions, etc.
1 20-inch to 32-inch circular needle in size US US #5/3.75mm or size to obtain gauge (use circular needle length shorter than the waist measurement of size selected)
1 set US US #5/3.75mm straight needles, or size to obtain gauge – same as circular
1 16-inch circular needle in same size for neckline trim
Stitch markers for indicating lace repeats
T-pins for blocking
Blocking wires (optional, but recommended for smooth lace edges)
24 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches in stockinette stitch
19.6 sts and 37.2 rows to 4 inches in diamond mesh lace
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Techniques: knit, purl, yo, k2tog, ssk, sl1-k2tog-psso, m1r, m1l, p2tog, p2tog tbl, long-tail CO method, stitch pick for neckline trim, short row shaping at shoulders, blocking, and seaming.
13 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, relevant abbreviations, lace description and chart, lace shaping notes, and a multi-set lace chart template to assist tracking of lace stitch sequences during shaping.