With a subtle herringbone lace panel traveling up the front body and delicate waist shaping, this pullover exudes a lovely ethereal feel. To enhance the softness, the cuffs and neckline are highlighted with a beautiful alpaca lace fiber. This sweater will delight your knitting hands, as well as your eye for fashion.
Woman’s x-small (small, medium, large, extra large). Instructions are given for the smallest size with larger sizes in parenthesis. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes. When a zero is used, no stitches are worked for that size.
This is a close-fitting sweater, so choose the size that is within 3/4” – 1” larger than actual bust measurement.
Bust circumference: 33 (35, 39, 43, 47) inches
Length: 23 (23.25, 24.25, 25, 26) inches
Sweater shown measures 33” with an ease of 1” in circumference
Sample shown in: Classic Elite Princess (40% merino wool, 28% rayon, 15% nylon, 10% cashmere, 7% angora; 150 yd / 137m per 1.75 oz / 50 g ball, CYC #3): Genteel Gray # 3403, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) balls (MC)
Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace (70% Alpaca, 30% Silk; 460 yd / 420.5m per 1.75oz / 50 g, CYC #1): Cloud Gray # 2403, 1 ball (CC)
Size 6 US (4 mm) needle
Size 3 US (3.25 mm) needle
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct finished gauge.
Stitch markers (m), tapestry needle
20.5 sts and 31 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, with MC and larger neede.
22 sts and 29 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Center Lace Panel, with MC and larger needle.
Please note that gauge is after washing and blocking. Changes to gauge result in changes to size and yarn requirements.
To be able to knit this pullover, you should be able (or ready to learn) to knit, purl, follow simultaneous shaping instructions, decrease, measure armhole depth, pick up stitches, and seam pieces together.
The edge stitches are worked in garter stitch (knit every row).
All measurements given in the pattern text (i.e. work until piece measures 7.5”) are given as length after blocking
The stitch pattern is both written and charted for your preference. With the charts, all rows are worked from right to left.