I love this lace pattern! There’s a lot of detail in the lace, so I chose to keep the shape of the piece very simple. The body is worked in the round to the armholes, then stitches are cast on for the sleeves, and the back and front are worked separately to the beginning of shoulder shaping. The shoulders are shaped using short rows or bind-offs – your choice.
The lace patterns, both flat and circular, are presented in both written and charted formats.
Finished bust measurements: 26 1/2 (29 3/4, 33, 36 1/2) (39 3/4, 43, 46 1/4, 49 3/4) (53, 56 1/4, 59 1/2, 63)"; intended to be worn with approximately 1" ease
Yarn requirements: 900 (1015, 1140, 1265) (1390, 1505, 1625, 1765) (1910, 2065, 2210, 2340) yards sport weight pima cotton yarn
Needles: Size 2 (2.75 mm) circular needles, 16" and 24" long or longer, and set of double-pointed needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Notions: crochet hook size D-3 (3.25 mm); stitch markers (including 2 removable markers); waste yarn
Gauge: In Flat Diamond and Bobble Lace, 29 sts and 421/2 rows = 4"/10 cm.
- Knitting pattern with written instructions, charts, and schematics
- US Imperial Measurement
- Women's sizes XXS-7X (26.5"-63" bust)
- Suitable for experienced knitters
Materials you need at home:
- 900 (1015, 1140, 1265) (1390, 1505, 1625, 1765) (1910, 2065, 2210, 2340) yards sport weight pima cotton yarn
- Size 2 (2.75 mm) circular needles, 16" and 24" long or longer
- Size 2 (2.75 mm) double-pointed needles
- Crochet hook size D-3 (3.25 mm)
- Stitch markers, including 2 removable markers
- Waste yarn
Like many knitters, I learned how to knit from my mother at an early age, then promptly forgot as life got in the way. I returned to it for a short time as a student in Paris when a friend convinced me to try it again. The third time was the charm—my mother retaught me while I was in grad school. I was tired of trying to find sweaters with long enough sleeves to fit my 6′ frame, so I decided I’d just make my own. I fell madly in love with knitting, and eventually slipped into designing for myself when I began reworking existing patterns with elements that I liked better. And, of course, adjusting the sleeve and body lengths.