Beg lace pats at front edges as follows: Work Rib to marker, sm; work Row 1 of Lace Pat 3, pm; knit to 8 sts before last marker, pm; work Row 1 of Lace Pat 4, sm; work Rib to end. Maintaining pats as established and continuing to shape sides throughout, work until 31/2 reps of 16-row lace pats are complete, ending with Row 8. Beg lace pats at center back as follows: Work in established pats to side-seam marker; knit to 8 sts before center marker, pm; work Row 1 of Lace Pat 4, sm; work Row 1 of Lace Pat 3, pm; work to end of row. Continuing to shape sides and maintaining established pats at front edges, complete 16-row Lace Pats 4 and 3 at center back. Shift back lace pats 8 sts to right and left of center back as follows: Work to 8 sts before first Lace Pat 4 marker on back, pm; work Lace Pat 4, sm; removing center marker, knit to first Lace Pat 3 marker, remove marker; k8, sm; work Lace Pat 3, pm; work to end—there should be 16 sts between Lace Pats 3 and 4 on back. Continuing to shape sides and maintaining established pats at front edges, complete 16-row Lace Pats 4 and 3 on back. Rep from * 4 (4, 5, 6, 7, 7) times, continuing to shift back lace pats out from center; remove back markers after last rep and continue in St st on back. After side shaping is complete, work even until piece measures 30 inches, ending with a RS row. [ Work in established pats to 4 (5, 6, 8, 9, 10) sts before side-seam marker, bind off 8 (10, 12, 16, 18, 20) underarm sts] twice, work to end. Transfer 54 (59, 64, 68, 72, 78) sts each front to separate holders or waste yarn—88 (98, 108, 116, 126, 136) back sts rem. Setup row (RS): Setup row (RS): Setup row (RS): * Division row ( WS): Dec row (RS): Work Rib to marker, sm; [work in pat to 4 sts before side-seam marker, ssk, k2, sm; k2, k2tog] twice; work in pat to last marker, work Rib to end—4 sts dec. Rep Dec row [every 16 (18, 12, 14, 14, 16) rows] 12 (11, 15, 14, 13, 12) more times—212 (236, 260, 284, 308, 332) sts when all side shaping is complete: 96 (108, 120, 132, 144, 156) back sts and 58 (64, 70, 76, 82, 88) sts each front, including Rib. continue as follows, following first Dec Row: Maintaining Rib as established at each end, work all other sts in St st. At the same time, Next 7 rows: 54 Graceful Lace APRIL 2019 FIND US @ www. facebook. com/ CreativeKnittingMagazine
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