New Dawn Blooms by Merri Fromm

New Dawn Blooms

June 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
660 - 1540 yards (604 - 1408 m)
XS(S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)
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This pattern is available for free.

Chest circumference at underarm:
32.5(36.25, 40, 43.75, 47.5, 51.5, 55.25, 61, 64.75, 68.5) inches / 82.5(92, 101.5, 111, 120.5, 131, 140.5, 155, 164.5, 174) cm
23(23.5, 24, 24.5, 24.5, 25.5, 25.5, 26.5, 26.5, 27.25) inches / 58.5(59.5, 61, 62, 62, 65, 65, 67.5, 67.5, 69) cm

“The new dawn blooms as we free it, for there is always light if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we are brave enough to be it.”
Excerpt from The Hill We Climb by Amanda S. C. Gorman

Have you ever looked at a knitting pattern and thought, “I could never make that!” Lace can be like that. Your eye skims the stitches that look so complicated it seems impossible to make. But this lace is a breeze. The only time bravery is required is to begin. The lace pattern uses two stitches that are not knits or purls (a yarn over and a Sk2p, described below) and a stitch pattern that is easy to memorize and fun to work. Since it’s a sleeveless vest in worsted weight yarn, you’ll have it quickly completed. Be your own light!

This top is knitted seamlessly without shaping from the bottom up, then worked up to the armholes, where the work is separated and the front and back are worked flat. Shoulders are joined with 3-needle bind off. The neckline and armhole trim is worked in the round.