Zylphia Pilots Her Airship by Stephannie Tallent

Zylphia Pilots Her Airship

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September 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1200 - 2400 yards (1097 - 2195 m)
XS(S, M, L, XL, XXL)
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Zylphia only looks soft, sweet and demure. She pilots her own airship and smuggles opium in the hold.

This sweater is worked bottom up, in the round, with waist shaping and a modified yoked construction. The central lace panel consists of honeybee lace, faggoting and arrowhead lace – all vintage lace patterns.

The ¾ length sleeves feature a honeybee lace panel on the lower sleeve. Three rounds of Vikkel braid separate the upper and lower sleeves.

Thread a ribbon through the picot neckline to adjust the neck.

Pattern Notes

This sweater is knit in the round from the bottom up. The sleeves are knit in the round cuff up and joined to the main body of the sweater. The remainder of the sweater is worked in one piece using yoked decreasing modified to work with the center lace panels.

Note that the marker placement for waist shaping on the front differs from that on the back.

Dropping the YOs from the previous row applies only to those YOs associated with the Honeybee stitch.

Finished Sizes

Bust: 30 (34.5, 38, 42.5, 46, 50.5)” (76.5 (87.5, 97, 108, 117, 128) cm)

The Sanguine Gryphom ‘Eidos’, 4 oz/390yd, 100% merino wool, (3(4, 4, 5, 5, 6)) skeins, Cleinias.

Size US4/ 3.5mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. Recommend total of 3; one per sleeve and one for body of sweater. Alternatively DPNs can be used for the sleeves.

In St st, using US4/ 3.5mm needles, 26 sts and 38 rows = 4” (10 cm).
Using US4/ 3.5mm needles:
Small Honeybee lace panel = 2.5” (6.5 cm) wide and ¾” (2 cm) tall unstretched.
Large Honebee lace panel = 7” (18 cm) wide and ¾” (2 cm) tall unstretched.

Ribbon: Approx 2 yds 1/8” wide ribbon to run through eyelets at neck
Stitch Holders (4) (or waste yarn, extra circular cables, or extra circular needles)
Stitch Markers (minimum 2)
Tapestry Needle

Skills Knitting in the round, lace. Grafting the stitches at the underarms. A sense of adventure and daring.

INCREASE ROUND: Knit to left front marker, rki, sm, work in pattern to next marker, sm, lki, knit to side marker.
Corrected in current version 09/08/2015

Thank you to the Sanguine Gryphon for Technical Editing.