Flying Geese Sweater by Jeri Riggs

Flying Geese Sweater

March 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Flying Geese
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1000 - 2400 yards (914 - 2195 m)
32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60) inches chest size
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This simple lace sweater can be knit as a pullover or cardigan, in chest sizes 32”-60”. The lace pattern, with a gentle undulation that makes wonderful use of striped or gradation yarns, is reminiscent of the traditional quilting pattern “Flying Geese”.
The sweater has a close fit to allow the lace to shine, but can easily be worn with a layer underneath. The lace pattern is the same all over the sweater, with vertical lines created by double decreases to enhance the visual effect. The sweater is knit in the round as a top-down raglan to the base of the armholes where sleeve stitches are put on hold and lace continued to ribbed hem. Then the sleeve stitches are picked up from scrap yarn holders and worked in lace pattern in the round to ribbed cuff, with decreases fully charted out. You can choose pullover or cardigan style (with zipper closure).
Skill level: Intermediate. Ability to follow lace charts essential. Previous experience with top-down raglan sweaters helpful.
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
FINISHED Chest Circumference:
32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60) inches

Sport-weight yarn or heavy fingering that meets the specified blocked gauge.: Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn (40%wool, 25%silk ,25% polyamide, 10% mohair) 100 gm/300m: Approximately 4 (4,5,5,6,7,8,8) skeins, 1000( 1200,1350, 1500, 1700, 1900, 2100, 2200) yds, depending on lengths desired.
The lace lends itself really well to long-repeat color-changing yarn, but hand-dyed or a multitude of stripes would be fun also.
Worsted-weight version is here:

This pattern has been tested, but of course, help is available in my Ravelry group at Jeririgged Designs: