Irish Lace Top by Natasha Robarge

Irish Lace Top

June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 8.25 rows = 4 inches
4.0 mm (G)
884 - 1326 yards (808 - 1212 m)
36 (38 1/2, 41 1/4, 44, 46 1/2)" bust circumference; blocked.
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A floral lace insert inspired by Irish crochet motifs playfully contrasts with the solid body of this versatile summer shell. Evenly spaced bobbles against a field of double crochet create subtle vertical lines that flatter and elongate.

HOOK Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS 3 st markers (m); yarn needle.

GAUGE 15 sts and 81/4 rows = 4” in main patt.

Errata (flower motif):

Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in next sc, (ch 1, dc in next sc) 6 times, turn - 8 dc.
Row 2: as written.
Row 3: Ch 3, working in available loops of sts of Row 1, sc blo in top of turning ch of Row 1, sc blo in next st, 2 sc blo in next st, (sc blo in next 3 sts, 2 sc blo in next st) 3 times, turn - 19 sc.

In summary, in row 1, dc is a typo, since the setup round is all sc. In Row 3, you work alternatively in dc or in ch of Row 1, blo.

After this row you in fact will have rows of sc, so the patterns should work.

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