Staccato by Joanne Goltz
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April 2014
Lace ?
30 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1460 - 1475 yards (1335 - 1349 m)
34" finished bust. Other sizes TBA
This pattern is available for $7.50 USD buy it now

Update: I am expanding the pattern for other sizes. I am looking for 2 test knitters for either 36 inch or 38 inch finished bust measure ment. Test knitters must have time to finish the project within 2 months and must have moderate to high experience with short rows, double sided lace knitting, provisional cast on, and the other techniques listed in this pattern. Test knitters will get a free pattern and their finished piece may be posted in pattern page. Please send me a message if interested.

This is a fun, interesting pattern for the moderate to advanced knitter because it involves several techniques, including: diagonal knitting, lace knitting, provisional cast-on, short rows, and a keyhole button detail.

The piece offers more coverage than my other pattern, Pianissimo. The outer bodice has a higher front and back neckline, a longer torso, and sleeves. The bias draped neckline is created so that the edge folds inward, creating a softer edge to the neckline. The flutter sleeves are created in a symmetrical lace pattern.

The piece is made of 2 yarn materials. Wool for the outer bodice & for the slip’s lower half. Tencel for the slip’s upper half. This smooth yarn 1) provides a contrasting background & depth of color behind the outer bodice’s lace pattern, and 2) allows the wool bodice to drape smoothly, and 3) provides a silky feel for warmer weather.

The slip is made mostly seamless! Only the straps need seaming. It involves short rows, provisional cast-on, and 2 yarn types.

Only one size available: finished bust measurement is 34 inches. Other sizes to-be-announced at later date.

Wool Yarn: Laceweight , 1095 yards/1001.27 meters
Tencel Yarn: Laceweight, 378 yards/345.64 meters

Tools needed: 1 US 4/3.5mm circular needle, 1 circular needle to be used as a long flexible stitch holder (can be either US4 or smaller), 1 stitch holder, markers, crochet hook (any size- for making the buttonhole loop), button, needle and thread.

Front outer piece:

  1. Should be …k6, k2tog. (instead of …k4, k2tog.)
  2. Should be …, k, k2tog, k2tog.(instead of …, yo, k2tog, k2tog)
  3. Should be …, k, k2tog. (instead of , k2tog, k2tog.) Back outer piece: 169 & 181. Should be Yo, k23, yo, Dec2, yo, k23, yo, k2tog (instead of K2tog, yo, Dec2, yo, k23, yo, Dec2, yo, k23, yo, k2tog) Slip: CO 222 sts (instead of 240)