LACY TOP

A beau­ti­fully del­i­cate jumper with pretty lace de­tail­ing that’s just per­fect for Christ­mas Day. By Ilaria Caliri.

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YOU WILL NEED

■ Bergère de France Cali­nou (75% acrylic, 25% wool, 50g/185m) in Li­mon­ade (30)

See ta­ble for mea­sure­ments and yarn quan­ti­ties

■ A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook

For yarn stock­ists con­tact Bergère de France www.hob­by­craft.co.uk TEN­SION

20 sts and 11 rows to mea­sure 10x10cm (4x4in) over tre­ble crochet us­ing 3mm hook

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS

Foun­da­tion Tre­ble (Ftr) Work a tre­ble stitch as usual, but af­ter the first (in­sert hook, yrh and pull through), work an ex­tra ch1 be­fore com­plet­ing the stitch. The next st is worked into this ex­tra ch1.

To bridge a gap be­tween sts, as in this pat­tern, add the ex­tra ch1 to the stitch be­fore the gap, then work the num­ber of foun­da­tion sts stated. On the last ftr, re­place the ex­tra ch1 with a ss into the top of the first st on the other side of the gap.

For a full list, see page 92 This ex­quis­ite sweater will be the star of your wardrobe this win­ter. Layer over a long-line cami in a con­trast­ing colour with your jeans, or pop it over a slip dress, and pair with block heels and you’ll have an in­stant hit. Go party.

NOTES

This sweater is worked top down in one piece to the base of the arm­holes, then di­vided for Body and Sleeves. The neck­band is added at the end. Re­place the first tr of each round with a ch-3 turn­ing ch.

The stitch pat­tern for the front lace panel is writ­ten out first, and the in­struc­tions start with the Yoke.

FRONT LACE PANEL PAT­TERN

Stitch pat­tern is a mul­ti­ple of 12 sts + 1, and is worked over cen­tral 37 sts of Front.

Round 1 Dc in next st, (ch5, skip 5 sts, 3tr in next st, ch5, skip 5 sts, dc in next st) 3 times.

Round 2 Tr in next st, (ch3, 3tr in next tr, tr in next st, 3tr in next st, ch3, tr in next dc) 3 times.

Round 3 Tr in next st, (3tr in next tr, tr in next 5 sts, 3tr in next st, ch1) re­peat twice, 3tr in next tr, tr in next 5 sts, 3tr in next st, tr in next tr.

Round 4 2tr in next st, (ch5, skip 5 sts, dc in next st, ch5, 3tr in next ch1-sp) twice, ch5, skip 5 sts, dc in next st, ch5, skip 5 sts, 2tr in next st.

Round 5 Tr in next st, (3tr in next st, ch3, tr in next dc, ch3, 3tr in next tr, tr in next st) 3 times.

Round 6 Tr in next 3 sts, 3tr in next st, ch1, (3tr in first tr of next 3-tr group, tr in next 5 sts, 3tr in next st, ch1) twice, 3tr in first tr of next 3-tr group, tr in next 3 sts. Rounds 1-6 set pat­tern.

SWEATER

YOKE

Ch122 (126: 134: 146: 150), ss to first ch to join into a ring.

Round 1 (RS) *Tr in next 18 (18: 18: 20: 18) ch, ch1, tr in next 43 (45: 49: 53: 57) ch for Front, ch1; re­peat from *, ss to top of beg ch-3. [122 (126: 134: 146: 150) tr + 4 ch] Round 2 2tr in first st, tr in each st to next ch-1 sp for first Sleeve, (tr, ch1, tr) in ch-1 sp, tr in next 3 (4: 6: 8: 10) sts, place a st marker in last tr, fol­low Lace Panel Pat­tern over the next 37 sts, tr in next 3 (4: 6: 8: 10) sts, plac­ing a st marker in first tr (Front com­plete), (tr, ch1, tr) in ch1-sp, tr in each st to next ch-1 sp for sec­ond Sleeve, (tr, ch1, tr) in ch-1 sp, tr in each st to next ch-1 sp for Back, tr in ch-1 sp, ch1, ss to top of beg ch-3. [130 (134: 142: 154: 158) tr + 4 ch]

Con­tinue work­ing the next round of Lace Panel Pat­tern over the 37 sts be­tween mark­ers in all fol­low­ing rounds. Move mark­ers up each round.

Round 3 2tr in first st, tr in each tr around work­ing (tr, ch1, tr) in each of first 3 ch-sps and 1 tr in last ch-sp, ss to top of beg ch-3. [8 sts inc each round: 138 (142: 150: 162: 164) tr + 4 ch af­ter Round 3.

Re­peat Round 3 a fur­ther 14 (16: 17: 18: 19) times. [250 (270: 286: 306: 318) tr + 4 ch] Next round 2tr in first st, tr in each tr around work­ing 2tr in each of first 3 ch-sps and 1 tr in last ch-sp, ss to top of beg ch-3, do not fas­ten off. [18 (20: 21: 22: 23) rounds and 258 (278: 294: 314: 326) sts]

DI­VIDE FOR SLEEVES AND BODY

Next round (Di­vide round) Ch3 (counts as first ftr), 7 (7: 10: 10: 10) ftr for un­der­arm, work­ing the first of these ftr in the ch at the base of the beg ch-3, skip 52 (56: 58: 62: 62) sts for first Sleeve, tr in next 20 (23: 26: 29: 32) sts, Lace Panel Pat­tern over next 37 sts, tr in next 20 (23: 26: 29: 32) sts (Front com­plete), 8 (8: 10: 10: 10) ftr for un­der­arm, skip 52 (56: 58: 62: 62) sts, tr in next 77 (83: 89: 95: 101) sts for Back, ss to top of beg ch-3. [170 (182: 198: 210: 222) work­ing sts]

Con­tinue work­ing in tr on these 170 (182: 198: 210: 222) sts for a fur­ther 39 (37: 36: 38: 37) rounds, fol­low­ing the Lace Panel Pat­tern over the cen­tral 37 sts on the Front. The last of these rows will be the last row of the Lace Panel Pat­tern.

Next round Ch3, tr in each st around, ss to top of beg ch-3.

Next round Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st around, ss to first dc.

BORDER

Rounds 1-3 Ch1 (does not count as st), (dc in next st, ch4, skip 4 sts) re­peat around to last 0 (2: 3: 0: 2) sts, ch0 (2: 3: 0: 2), skip re­main­ing sts, ss to first dc.

Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

SLEEVES

Con­tin­u­ing from the Di­vide round, re­join the yarn at the cen­tre of the un­der­arm. If you wish to in­clude it, the Sleeve Lace Panel pat­tern is 3 re­peats of the 6-round pat­tern from Rounds 28 to 45 of the Sleeve. You will need to work this over the cen­tral 13 sts of the Sleeve, at the same time as you are work­ing the de­crease pat­tern de­scribed be­low. The Sleeve Lace Panel Pat­tern is given be­low un­der­neath the de­creas­ing in­struc­tions.

Round 1 Ch3 (counts as tr through­out), tr in each st around, ss to top of beg ch-3. [60 (64: 68: 72: 72) sts]

Re­peat Round 1 a fur­ther 5 (1: 9: 6: 3) times.

Next round (De­crease round) Ch3, tr2­tog, tr in each st to last 3 sts, tr2­tog, tr in last st, ss to top of beg ch-3.

[2 sts de­creased; 58 (62: 66: 70: 70) sts] Work 3 (3: 2: 2: 2) more rounds as Round 1. Re­peat the last 4 (4: 3: 3: 3) rounds a fur­ther 9(10: 11: 12: 13) times.

[40 (42: 44: 46: 44) sts]

Next round Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st around, ss to first dc.

Rounds 48 - 50 Ch1 (doesn’t count as st), (dc in next st, ch4, skip 4 sts) re­peat around to last 0 (2: 4: 1: 4) sts, ch0 (2: 4: 1: 4), skip re­main­ing sts, ss to first dc.

Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

SLEEVE PANEL PAT­TERN

Round 1 Dc in next st, ch5, skip 5 sts, 3tr in next st, ch5, skip 5 sts, dc in next st.

Round 2 Tr in next st, ch3, 3tr in next tr, tr in next st, 3tr in next tr, ch3, tr in next dc.

Round 3 Tr in next st, 3tr in next tr, tr in next 5 sts, 3tr in next tr, tr in next tr st of pre­vi­ous round.

Round 4 2tr in next st, ch5, skip 5 sts, dc in next st, ch5, skip 5 sts, 2tr in next st.

Round 5 Tr in next st, 3tr in next st, ch3, tr in next dc, ch3, 3tr in next tr, tr in next st.

Round 6 Tr in next 3 sts, 3tr in next st, ch1, The lace pat­tern con­tin­ues on the sleeves. For a three-quar­ter sleeve, stop at two re­peats. skip next tr, 3tr in next tr, tr in next 3 sts.

NECK­BAND

Join the yarn be­tween the Back and the Right Sleeve.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st through­out), dc in each st around, ss to first dc. [122 (126: 134: 146: 150) sts]

Rounds 2-4 Ch1, work­ing in op­po­site side of foun­da­tion ch; *dc in 18 (18: 18: 20: 18) sts above Sleeve, (ch4, skip 4 sts, dc in next st) 8 (9: 9: 10: 11) times, ch3 (0: 4: 3: 2), skip 3 (0: 4: 3: 2) sts; rep from *, ss to first dc.

Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

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