Creative Knitting - Graceful Lace SIP 2019 : 2019-04-01

FANTASTIC FLORALS : 55 : 55

FANTASTIC FLORALS

Back Continuing to shape armholes and maintainin­g pats, rep [last 6 rows] 7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 9) more times—36 (38, 39, 38, 40, 40) sts rem when all armhole and neck shaping is complete. Work even until armhole measures same as for back, ending with a WS row. Shape Armholes Dec 1 st each side [every row] 0 (0, 0, 4, 6, 10) times, then [every RS row] 5 (6, 8, 8, 8, 9) times—78 (86, 92, 92, 98, 98) sts. Work even until armholes measure 51/2 (61/4, 7, 73/4, 73/4, 8) inches, ending with a WS row. Last row (RS): Work Rib to marker, bind off 14 (16, 17, 16, 18, 18) shoulder sts. Transfer 22 Rib sts to holder. Shape Back Neck Division row (RS): K20 (22, 23, 22, 24, 24) sts; transfer 38 (42, 46, 48, 50, 50) sts to waste yarn or st holder for back neck; join 2nd ball of yarn and knit to end—20 (22, 23, 22, 24, 24) sts each side. Working both sides at once with separate balls of yarn, purl 1 WS row. Knit to 3 sts before neck opening, k2tog, k1; k1, ssk, knit to end. Continuing in St st, rep Dec row [every RS row] 6 times—14 (16, 17, 16, 18, 18) sts each side. Bind off all sts. Left Front With RS facing, transfer 54 (59, 64, 68, 73, 78) right front sts to needle. Shape Armhole & Neck Note: Read entire section before beg because armhole and neck shaping occur simultaneo­usly. Dec row (RS): Shape armhole as for right front. shape neck as follows, beg with first WS row: At the same time, Collar Note: Remove marker for Lace Pat 4; 8-st lace pat will now shift 1 st to the right after each neck dec. On RS patterning rows, always work st immediatel­y after Rib marker in St st, then work 8-st lace pat. With RS facing, using shorter circular needle and beg at right shoulder, pick up and knit 14 sts along back neck edge; k19 (21, 23, 24, 25, 25) back neck sts from holder, pm for center back neck; k19 (21, 23, 24, 25, 25) back neck sts from holder; pick up and knit 14 sts along left back neck edge—66 (70, 74, 76, 78, 78) back- neck sts. Join ribbed front collar sts to back-neck sts as follows: Right Front With RS facing, transfer 54 (59, 64, 68, 73, 78) right front sts to needle. Neck dec row ( WS): Work Rib to marker, sm; p2tog, work 8-st Lace Pat 4, purl to end—1 st dec. Knit to 9 sts before marker; work 8-st Lace Pat 4, k1, sm, work Rib to end. Work as establishe­d. Continuing to shape armholes and maintainin­g pats, rep [last 6 rows] 7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 9) more times—36 (38, 39, 38, 40, 40) sts rem when all armhole and neck shaping is complete. Work even until armhole measures same as for back, ending with a WS row. Shape Armhole & Neck Next row (RS): Note: Read entire section before beg because armhole and neck shaping occur simultaneo­usly. Next 4 rows: Maintainin­g establishe­d pats, at armhole edge, dec 1 st [every row] 0 (0, 0, 4, 6, 10) times and [every RS row] 5 (6, 8, 8, 8, 9) times. shape neck as follows, beg on first WS row: Left Collar Transfer left front collar sts to LH needle, then slip last back-neck st to LH needle—23 sts on LH needle. Continuing from pick-up row, ssk (last back-neck st and first collar st), pm; work in establishe­d Rib to end. Work Rib to marker, sm; ssp, joining last collar st and next back- neck st, turn. Slip next back-neck st to LH needle; ssk, joining back-neck st and first collar st, sm; work Rib to end. Rep these 2 rows until you reach marked center back neck; remove marker and cut yarn. Transfer 22 collar sts to dpn. At the same time, Row 1 (RS): Note: Remove marker for Lace Pat 3; 8-st lace pat will now shift 1 st to the left after each neck dec. On RS patterning rows, always work st immediatel­y after Rib marker in St st, then work 8-st lace pat. Last row (RS): Bind off 14 (16, 17, 16, 18, 18) shoulder sts; work Rib to end. Row 2: Finishing Neck dec row ( WS): Purl to 2 sts before marker, ssp, work Rib to end—1 st dec. Work Rib to marker, sm; k1, work 8-st Lace Pat 3, knit to end. Work as establishe­d. Row 3: Sew shoulder seams. Next row (RS): Next 4 rows: 55 CreativeKn­ittingMaga­zine. com FOLLOW US @ CreativeKn­ittingMaga­zine. com/ blog APRIL 2019

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