Violet's Wonderful Life by Laura Patterson

Violet's Wonderful Life

June 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in lace stitch, lightly blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
750 - 1200 yards (686 - 1097 m)
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When I was a kid, back in the dark ages, I was actively enouraged to go play outside as much as possible. When it rained, though, I got to stay inside and watch movies on TV. Sometimes, I even lucked out and something really good was on, like Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The thing I thought was wonderful about this movie was that the people were so very real. Down to the smallest detail—which having seen the movie so many times I really noticed. Like Violet. She was always a little bit of a flirt, in a fun sort of way, tossing her hair, swinging her hips, that kind of thing. In the end, it wasn’t just George Bailey’s life that was improved, but all those people he touched, including Violet. This lacy tee is just the sort of thing I envision Violet choosing to throw on when she wanted to look extra special without a lot of extra effort.

Violet’s Wonderful Life is an all-over lace tee that is knit in the round from hem to armholes. Stitches are added for the sleeves, and front and back are worked flat to the shoulders.

Finished sizes: 36.25, 38.5, 40.75 45.25, 47.5, 50 inches
92, 98, 103.5 115, 120.5, 127 cm

To fit bust sizes: in (10 cm) smaller than finished sweater (positive ease)

Yarn: sport weight; 750, 825, 900 1025, 1100, 1200 yards

Skills: k2tog, ssk, YO, s1-k2tog-psso, cable CO, s1 kw wyib, R-ddec, L-ddec

Notions: 1 stitch marker, 1 coilless safety pin, 2 stitch holders, cable needle, yarn needle

Stitch pattern: Charted and written

Difficulty: Intermediate-experienced

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