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Sideways Steph in Lace
March 28 2010
September 4 2015
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Sideways Steph in Lace
Soft Linen Sideways Lace Vest by Julia Trice
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen
8 skeins = 1096.0 yards (1002.2 meters), 400 grams
Spinning Yarns in Dover, New Hampshire
March 2010

Cast on 142sts. If I get Gauge that will make this 19.75” long. 8.25” for the armhole 11.5” for the body. About 3” in. Loving it so far. It reminds me of knitting lace socks. And the purl rows aren’t nearly as bad I feared they would be. It’s also giving me a chance to brush up on purling correctly, wrapping my yarn over the needle not under as I’ve done for the last 7 years.
Gauge: is perfect 20sts/32rows = 4”!

7.25” completed. I love this yarn. Oops I just bought another sweaters worth of it. Super sale, what can I say? It knits like wool but has the feel of something lighter, something colder to the hand, something plant based. I want to say cotton but not that dry. I know it’s the linen but it doesn’t feel like any of the woven linen tops I have. It’s wonderful. Double checking gauge 21sts/30rows. I’m sure it’s fine. I finished 6 repeats 6.5” with the first skein. If it were a square that would be 52” with the 8 skeins. But I have armholes which should cut down some yards. So I’ll have plenty for a 48”.

I’m at 13.5” after 12 pattern repeats. My gauge seems to be changing, 29 rows per 4”.
Rechecking calculations. Each size measurements is 7.5” larger than the bust size. So if I want a 48” chest then the total length will be 55.5”.

  • Front panels 13.5 (12 pattern reps)
  • Armholes 4 & 2”
  • Back panel 20” for a total of 55”.

Front panel ended up being 15 pattern repeats after the armhole shaping is finished. Onto the back tonight as we drive down to the BCBU potluck with my first ever Spanakopita.

3” into the back. It’s going well. 16” of lace patterning to go!

Picked it back up in preparation of TBL (Timberland not Through the back loop) trip to NY/NJ. Will have 10+ hours in the car, I’ll have this back done in no time!

7/23/14 thinking it would look best if asymmetrical without too much gap at the bottom.

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March 28 2010
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by Classic Elite Yarns
35% Wool, 35% Linen / Flax, 30% Alpaca
137 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: March 28, 2010
  • Updated: September 4, 2015
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