Tourmaline by Judy Furlong
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Tourmaline

Knitting
February 2016
Lace ?
30 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1750 - 2187 yards (1600 - 2000 m)
82 to 128 cm (32 to 50 in)
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Errata available: theyarnloop.com

Close fitting cardigan, featured on the front cover of The Knitter, Issue 94, has fairly simple lace stitch pattern and stocking stitch, but do take care with Milanese stitch. The lace is worked on all rows which makes it a little tricky to unpick a mistake. If you are a novice at lace knitting , insert a “lifeline” every so often just in case you need to take the work back. There are two methods used for attaching beads, the first – only at the cast on edge of the peplum and the cuffs – calls for the beads to be threaded onto the yarn before starting to knit and the second uses a very fine crotchet hook to pull a stitch through the bead. Both methods are described by Rosee Woodland in her article “Adding Beads to Your Knitting” (http://www.theknitter.co.uk/tag/adding_beads_with_a_croch...) .
The yarn used here is very beautiful and strongly recommended, but if you do want to substitute be sure to use one with a high silk content to give the strength required to support the beads.

errata
Two errata in The Knitter, both new charts are given in the link.

  1. There are two omissions from Chart A on page 62 of the magazine; there should be a Skpo at stitch 9 Rows 11 and 13. Just compare Chart A with Chart I and you will be able to spot the mistake straight away!
  2. In Chart D, the second set of beads has been placed one stitch too close to the first set. There is one column of sts too few between columns 10 & 17 and one column too many between columns 21 & 26. This is sorted by shifting columns 18, 19 & 20 one stitch to the left.