Peace Lily Blouse by Jennifer Miller Comstock

Peace Lily Blouse

by Jennifer Miller Comstock
Knitting
April 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Field of Flowers patt on middle-size needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
764 - 1910 yards (699 - 1747 m)
27½ (31½, 34½, 39½, 43½, 49½, 53½, 57½)" circumference at underarm.
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The Peace Lily Blouse is a cropped, feminine blouse that pairs great with pants or a breezy sundress. The peasant-top styling is paired with a simple garter-stitch floral lace pattern on the fitted bodice, while a feathery vine lace creates light, voluminous sleeves. This piece is worked modularly for minimal finishing.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 1

Finished Size 27½ (31½, 34½, 39½, 43½, 49½, 53½, 57½)“ circumference at underarm. Blouse shown measures 31½”; modeled with zero ease.

Yarn The Yarn Collective Fleurville 4Ply (100% superwash Merino wool; 382 yd 350 m/3½ oz 100 g): #606 Lily, 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins. Yarn distributed by LoveCrafts.

Needles Sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm): straight. Size 2 (2.75 mm): 24” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 26 sts and 48 rows = 4” in Field of Flowers patt on middle size needles; 25 sts and 27 rows = 4” in Vine Lace patt on largest needles.

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NOTES

  • The back and front pieces of this pullover are worked back and forth in the Field of Flowers pattern separately to the neck, where the back neck is bound off and stitches are placed on holders for the straps. After binding off the center stitches for the front neck, the shoulder straps are continued from the front piece and then grafted onto the back piece to join. Stitches for the side extensions and sleeves are picked up along the side edges of front and back and worked back and forth in Vine Lace to the side seams, where stitches are bound off for the sides. Remaining stitches are worked back and forth in Vine Lace, without shaping, to below-elbow length, where stitches are decreased and the ribbed cuff is worked on a smaller needle. Side and sleeve seams are sewn, and then stitches are picked up along the lower edge and the band is worked in rib. Stitches are picked up around the neck opening for a narrow ribbed neckband.

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