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

EASY KNIT, EASY WEAR : 70 : 70

EASY KNIT, EASY WEAR

TUNIC Dabney BRITT SCHMIESING Design by Lacy bands alternatin­g with sheer garter- stitch fabric make this tunic a summer staple. Pattern Stitches EASY For sizes that use only 1 cake of yarn, when 2nd yarn source is needed, take yarn from whichever end of the cake isn’t already being used, either center of cake or outside of cake. Lace Row 1 (RS): (worked flat, odd number of sts) K1, *k2, pass first st over 2nd; rep from * to end. P1, *yo, p1; rep from * to end. Knit. P1, *p2, pass first st over 2nd; rep from * to end. K1, *yo, k1; rep from * to end. Purl. Rep Rows 1–6 for pat. Sizes Woman’s X-small (small, medium, large, X-large, 2X-large, 3X-large) Instructio­ns are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parenthese­s. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes. Row 2: Row 3: Row 4: Tunic Back Row 5: Row 6: Cast on 93 (101, 111, 119, 129, 137, 147) sts. Knit 22 rows (first section of pat sequence). Finished Measuremen­ts Chest: 331/4 (363/4, 411/4, 443/4, 491/4, 523/4, 571/4) inches 28 inches Lace (worked in the rnd, even number of sts) *K2, pass first st over 2nd; rep from * around. *Yo, k1; rep from * around. Knit. Rep Rnds 1–3 for pat. Setup row (RS): * K7 (edge sts); work 79 (87, 97, 105, 115, 123, 133) sts in Lace pat; k7 (edge sts). Maintainin­g edge sts in garter st, work 11 rows in establishe­d Lace pat (completing 2nd section of pat sequence) across center sts. Knit 1 (3, 7, 11, 13, 17, 21) row(s). Bind off 9 sts for bottom of sleeve, knit to last 9 sts, bind off 9 sts for bottom of sleeve—75 (83, 93, 101, 111, 119, 129) sts.* Cut yarn and place sts on holder. Length: Rnd 1: Note: Garment is intended to be worn with 3 inches of ease. Rnd 2: Rnd 3: Materials • Anzula Fibers Breeze (lace weight; 65% silk/35% linen; 750 yds/114g per cake): 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) cakes(s) seabreeze • Size 7 (4.5mm) 24-inch circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge • Stitch markers • Stitch holders 34-Row/Rnd Pattern Sequence Last row ( WS): Work 22 rows/rnds in garter st. Work 12 rows/rnds in Lace pat, i.e. [6-row Lace pat] twice (if working flat) or [3-rnd Lace pat] 4 times (if working in the rnd). Alternate garter st and Lace sections for pat sequence. Front Gauge Shape Neck Pattern Notes 18 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10cm in garter st, blocked. 18 sts and 16 rows/rnds = 4 inches/ 10cm in Lace pat, blocked. To save time, take time to check gauge. With RS of back facing and beg pat sequence, pick up and knit 28 (30, 33, 35, 38, 42, 46) sts along right shoulder; skip center 37 (41, 45, 49, 53, 53, 55) back neck sts; using 2nd ball of yarn, pick up and knit 28 (30, 33, 35, 38, 42, 46) sts along left shoulder—28 (30, 33, 35, 38, 42, 46) shoulder sts each side. Garment is worked from the top down in alternatin­g sections of garter stitch and Lace pattern. Bodice is worked flat to underarm. Stitches are picked up along back shoulder line to work the front bodice. Front bodice contains subtle neck shaping. At underarm, bodice sections are joined and body is worked in the round to bottom side vents, where front and back are each worked flat. 70 CreativeKn­ittingMGra­cefulAPRIL­2019FINDUS@www.facebook.com/ agazine Lace

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