Lace Columns by Amy Gunderson

Lace Columns

Knitting
May 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1840 - 3220 yards (1682 - 2944 m)
Bust circumference: about 33¾ (37½, 41, 44¾, 48½, 52¼, 55¾)" (85.5 [95, 104, 113.5, 123, 132.5, 141.5] cm]).
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finished size
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL).
Bust circumference: about 33¾ (37½, 41, 44¾, 48½, 52¼, 55¾)“ (85.5 95, 104, 113.5, 123, 132.5, 141.5 cm]).
Sweater shown measures 37½” (95 cm), modeled with 5½“ (14 cm) of positive ease.

yarn
Sportweight (#2 Fine).

About 1840 (2070, 2300, 2530, 2760, 2990, 3220) yd (1680 1890, 2100, 2310, 2520, 2730, 2940 m).
Shown here: Universal Yarn Bella Cash (60% fine superwash Merino wool, 30% nylon, 10% Cashmere; 230 yd 210 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #120 pistachio, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) balls.

needles
Size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm): 32” (80 cm) circular (cir); set of double-pointed (dpn).
Size U.S. 2 (2.75 mm): 16” (40 cm) or longer cir; dpn.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

notions
Stitch markers (m); stitch holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle; 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9) ½“ (13 mm) buttons; sewing needle; coordinating thread.

gauge
26 sts and 37 rows = 4” (10 cm) in any of the charted patts with larger needle.
28 sts and 38 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Twisted Ribbing with smaller needle.

notes

  • This cardigan is worked seamlessly from the bottom up. Decreases occur within stitch patterns for a flowing and uninterrupted look. Due to the nature of the stitch patterns, the front edging will be wavy after knitting. Do not block this out, as the stitch patterns look best left relaxed. After you pick up stitches for button bands, the waviness at the front opening will relax on its own.

  • Take a moment to look over the charts; they all represent the same general shape, but are worked over different numbers of stitches to make the shape larger or smaller. Throughout the pattern you’ll be instructed to work from the chart that corresponds to a particular stitch count (e.g., “Work from the 16-st Chart” or “Work from the 12-st Chart”).

  • The stitch patterns are very stretchy, so you can be fairly flexible in choosing which size to knit.