Point D'Esprit by Kristin Nicholas

Point D'Esprit

July 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Vine Lace Zig Zag
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1020 - 1734 yards (933 - 1586 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Originally published by Classic Elite Yarns in 1992, knit in Classic Elite Yarns Willough Silk/Cotton.

This pullover designed by Kristin Nicholas in 1992 – 25 years ago! – proves that good design transcends time and fashion trends. With a combination of classic eyelet stitches in perfect proportions, Kristin designed this sweater for warm weather in cotton/silk Willough. We’ve redone it in Provence, a silky mercerized cotton with excellent stitch definition. The fit of the sleeve is slightly slimmer in this new version, for a more modern silhouette, and we’ve added three additional sizes to ensure a fit just right for all.

Kristin Nicholas was creative director of Classic Elite yarns from 1984 to 2001. She is author of many wonderfully creative and colorful books. Check in on what Kristin is up to now on her website
or blog.

Skill Level

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL). Shown in size S.
Point D’Esprit is intended to be worn oversized, with 5” or more of positive ease.

Finished Measurements
Bust: 35½ (40, 44½, 48¾, 53¼, 57½)“
Length: 23 (24, 24½, 25½, 26, 27)”

Provence by Classic Elite Yarns
(100% Egyptian mercerized cotton; 50 g = approx 102 yards)
10 (12, 13, 14, 15, 17) balls 5812 Peachy

Knitting needles in size US 6 (4 mm) or size to obtain gauge.
Knitting needle in one size smaller for neck finishing.

Other Materials
Removable stitch markers

20 sts and 28 rows = 4” in Vine Lace Zig Zag, blocked. Take time to save time, check your gauge.