My Softer Side by Jennifer Weissman

My Softer Side

September 2020
Lace ?
20.5 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Lace stitch on smaller needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1.3 mm
350 - 590 yards (320 - 539 m)
XS (S, M, L)
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Looking for a layer of warmth for a special evening? This romantic ponchette is just the thing. Knitted in luxurious silk mohair, it sits gracefully on the shoulders and features a scalloped edging, leafy lace, and a ribbed neckline. Optional beads add a gentle glimmer (especially in candlelight).

Gather it up around your neck when it’s time to put on your coat, and you’ve got a cozy cowl as well!

The pattern includes instructions for customizing the length of your ponchette, as well as detailed instructions for two different methods of placing beads, so you can choose what works best for you.

Instructions are fully written with an optional chart.

Miss Babs Moonglow
72% Kid Mohair, 28% Silk; 435 yd/1.7 oz (400m/50g) skeins); 1 (1, 2, 2) skein(s), shown in Flounce
OR approximately 350 (430, 480, 590) yards/321 (394, 439, 540) meters of mohair yarn. Note: To achieve gauge, a substitute mohair yarn should have close to 218 yd/200m per 0.88 oz/25g skein.

XS (S, M, L)

Finished Measurements
Yoke circumference at full bust: 47 (53, 58¾, 64¾)”/117.5 (132.5, 147, 162) cm
Neckline circumference: 28 (31½, 35, 38½)”/70 (79, 87.5, 96.5) cm
Length from neckline to bottom of scallops: 12 (13¼, 13¼, 14½)”/30 (33, 33, 36.5) cm

Shown in size XS. To determine size, measure circumference at full bust including arms, then add at least 6”/15 cm.

• US 3 3.25 mm circular needle, 24”/60 cm long or size to obtain gauge
• US 9 5.5 mm circular needle, 24”/60 cm long or six sizes larger than needle used to obtain gauge

Blocked and slightly stretched: 30 stitches and 16 rounds = 5⅞”/15 cm wide and 2½”/6.4 cm tall in lace stitch (2 x 2 pattern repeats) on smaller needles.
Blocked and unstretched: 20.5 stitches and 26 rounds = 4”/10 cm square in lace stitch on smaller needles.
Unblocked: 21.5 stitches and 26 rounds = 4”/10 cm square in lace stitch on smaller needles.

• 16 (18, 20, 22) stitch markers (including 1 in a contrast color)
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Beading Notions (optional)
• 360 (441, 490, 583) 6/0 glass seed beads—weighing approximately 32 (40, 48, 56) g (shown in silver-lined crystal color)
• Dental floss threader, such as GUM Eez-Thru Floss Threader (available in the dental aisle of most pharmacies), or needle small enough to slide through beads when strung with yarn
• Oral B Superfloss (available in the dental aisle of most pharmacies) OR US 10 1.3 mm steel crochet hook (small enough to fit through holes in beads)

For best results when working with hand dyed yarns, we strongly suggest alternating skeins of the same color throughout your project.

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