A Little Women Lace Fichu by Eileen Lee

A Little Women Lace Fichu

Knitting
October 2018
Lace ?
28 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in lace patt using middle-size needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
785 yards (718 m)
21 inches wide at upper edge and 10 inches high, after blocking, not including ties
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The fichu, a large kerchief, was typically made of linen, muslin, cotton, or silk fabric. Women wore fichus to fill in the fashionably low-cut neckline of a bodice. This fichu is worked in two separate sections, one longer than the other, which are knit together across their top edges. The stitches are decreased for working the upper band, which has stitches cast on at each side for the ties.

Finished Size 21 inches (53.3 cm) wide at upper edge and 10 inches (25.4 cm) high, after blocking, not including ties

Yarn Cascade Yarns Forest Hills, 51% silk/49% merino wool yarn, laceweight, 785 yard (717.8 m)/100 gram (3.5 oz) ball, 1 ball of #17 Ivory

Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge, size 5 (3.75 mm) for cast-on and bind-off, and size 2 (2.75 mm) for top band and ties

Notions Smooth waste yarn

Gauge 28 sts and 37 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in lace patt using middle-size needles