Heart of Glass by Mary Annarella

Heart of Glass

October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
700 - 1480 yards (640 - 1353 m)
33(37, 41, 45, 49, 53)” bust
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Once I had a love, and it was a gas,
Soon I found out, had a heart of glass

Worked seamlessly from the top down with one of the prettiest lace patterns ever (both charted and written out), this versatile, drop-shouldered pullover can be worked either as a sleeveless top in a lightweight fiber for warm climes, or with sleeves to keep you cozy in chilly weather.

Short rows shape the shoulders so that they angle downward (no dreaded β€œwings” at the shoulders!) and reduce bulk at the underarms. Slim sleeves keep the look modern and sleek.

A photo tutorial lets you check your work, and I’ve included my popular Some Thoughts About Fit section to help you modify to your tastes.

I was stopped at Rhinebeck at least 100 times while wearing these sweaters! So work it up in your favorite fingering weight yarn, and get ready for the compliments:)

Please note that some of the tester projects have looser sleeves. Be aware that the pattern itself has slimmed them down a bit in those sizes. And as always, I list some ways to modify the fit (of the sleeves or otherwise) in a β€œSome Thoughts About Fit” section.

2(3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins The Uncommon Thread Posh Fingering (430 yds/skein), or approximately
840(945, 1100, 1300, 1475, 1700) yards of fingering weight yarn for the ΒΎ- sleeved, shorter version,
2(2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins Dragonfly Fibers Dance Rustic Silk (450 yds/115 g), or approximately
700(775, 890, 1100, 1200, 1480) yards of fingering weight yarn for the longer, sleeveless version,