A Sweater for Lucille by Renée Callahan

A Sweater for Lucille

January 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
725 - 1440 yards (663 - 1317 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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A Sweater for Lucille is a top-down, seamless sweater featuring stranded colour-work and a simple lace pattern. With a cropped length and oversized rib trims, Lucille has a sweet, flattering silhouette, and is easily modified to suit the knitter’s needs.

A Sweater for Lucille is part of Recollection; a collection of accessories and garments designed specifically to highlight oddments of special skeins, material memories of projects, friendships, holidays and occasions.
These materials, with which we spend so much time when we knit, become impregnated with the memory of that project: the places we knit it, the person the finished object went to, the way we felt when we made it. Those things, feelings and memories are precious. This collection is designed to honour those memories, bringing them together in a conscious way to make a new knit incorporating those precious remnants.

I have named each of the designs after one of my own ancestors, from the Grandmother who helped raise me to the great aunts I never met. Like the projects from Recollection, I am made of the material and emotional memories of these women.

This sweater is named after my Great Grandmother, whom I never met, but love anyway because of the stories and affection passed down by my mother and grandmother.

Skills needed for this sweater: Stranded colour-work (flat and in the round with long floats), picking up stitches, working lace, working short rows, working from charts.

Please note: Each size has its own chart for the neckline. You only need to download the chart for your size.

Bust: 80 (90, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170) cm/ 31.5 (35.5, 43.25, 47.25, 51.25, 55, 59, 63, 67) inches

I chat about A Sweater for Lucille in Episode 20 of the EastLondonKnit podcast:)