Lyri­cal Lace

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by E. J. Slay­ton

Sizes

Woman's small (medium, large, X-large, 2X-large) In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Chest: 361/2 (40, 441/2, 48, 521/2) inches Length: 223/4 (231/4, 233/4, 241/4, 243/4) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Cas­cade Yarns Avalon (worsted weight; 50% cot­ton/50% acrylic; 175 yds/100g per hank): 6 (7, 8, 8, 9) hanks denim #26 • Size 3 (3.25mm) nee­dles • Size 4 (3.5mm) nee­dles or size needed to

ob­tain gauge • Size E/4 (3.5mm) cro­chet hook • Stitch mark­ers • 4 (1/2-inch) but­tons (sam­ple uses JHB

#90065)

Gauge

18 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Lace Blocks pat with larger nee­dles. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Make 1 Left (M1L): In­sert LH nee­dle from front to back un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; knit through back of re­sult­ing loop. Make 1 Left Purl­wise (M1L-P): In­sert LH nee­dle from front to back un­der

Lace blocks in­ter­spersed with twisted stitches make for a tex­ture that will have you hooked!

hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; purl through back of re­sult­ing loop. Make 1 Right (M1R): In­sert LH nee­dle from back to front un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; knit into front of re­sult­ing loop. Make 1 Right Purl­wise (M1R-P): In­sert LH nee­dle from back to front un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; purl into front of re­sult­ing loop. Slip, slip, purl (ssp): Slip 2 sts 1 at a time kwise to RH nee­dle; re­turn sts to LH nee­dle in turned po­si­tion and p2­tog-tbl—a left-lean­ing sin­gle dec.

Pat­tern Stitch

Lace Blocks pat is worked from a chart. Re­fer to charts for start and end point for each size. Lace Blocks (18-st rep) Note: The fol­low­ing in­struc­tions are for the 18-st rep only. Re­fer to charts for place­ment. Row 1 (RS): *[K1, yo, ssk] 3 times, k9. Row 2 and all WS rows: *P2, k1; rep from * across. Row 3: *[K1, k2­tog, yo] 3 times, k9. Rows 5–16: Rep [Rows 1–4] 3 times. Row 17: *K9, [k1, yo, ssk] 3 times. Row 19: *K9, [k1, k2­tog, yo] 3 times. Rows 21–32: Rep [Rows 17–20] 3 times.

Rep Rows 1–32 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

Work 2 edge stitches at each side in stock­inette stitch through­out.

Work all de­creases 1 stitch from edge; on right-side rows, work k1, ssk at begin­ning and k2­tog, k1 at end; on wrong-side rows, work p1, p2­tog at begin­ning and ssp, p1 at end.

Work all in­creases 2 stitches from edge; on right-side rows, work k2, M1R at begin­ning and M1L, k2 at end; on wrong-side rows, work p2, M1R-P at begin­ning and M1L-P, p2 at end.

When work­ing in Lace Blocks pat­tern, if there are not enough stitches to work a de­crease with its ac­com­pa­ny­ing yarn over, work stitches in stock­inette stitch.

Back

With smaller nee­dles, cast on 82 (90, 100, 108, 118) sts.

Border

Row 1 (WS): P3 (4, 3, 4, 3), *k1, p2; rep from * to last 4 (5, 4, 5, 4) sts, k1, p3 (4, 3, 4, 3). Row 2: K3 (4, 3, 4, 3), *p1, k2; rep from * to last 4 (5, 4, 5, 4) sts, p1, k3 (4, 3, 4, 3). Rows 3–6: Rep [Rows 1 and 2] twice. Row 7: Rep Row 1, inc 1 st at each edge, work­ing M1R-P at beg and M1L-P at end of row—84 (92, 102, 110, 120) sts.

Body

Change to larger nee­dles. Row 1 (RS): K2 (edge sts), pm, beg and end­ing as in­di­cated on chart, work Row 1 of Lace Blocks pat to last 2 sts, pm, k2 (edge sts). Row 2: P2, work Row 2 of Lace Blocks pat to last 2 sts, p2.

Work in es­tab­lished pat un­til piece mea­sures 141/2 inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Shape Arm­holes

Bind off 4 (5, 4, 5, 7) sts at beg of next 2 (2, 4, 4, 4) rows—76 (82, 86, 90, 92) sts.

Dec 1 at each end on next row, then [ev­ery RS row] 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) times— 66 (72, 76, 78, 80) sts.

Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure 71/2 (8, 81/2, 9, 91/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Shape Shoul­ders

Bind off 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 6 (7, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next 4 rows—30 (32, 34, 34, 36) sts.

Bind off rem sts.

Left Front

With smaller nee­dles, cast on 42 (46, 51, 55, 60) sts.

Border

Row 1 (WS): *P2, k1; rep from * to last 3 (4, 3, 4, 3) sts, p3 (4, 3, 4, 3). Row 2: K3 (4, 3, 4, 3), *p1, k2; rep from * across. Rows 3–6: Rep [Rows 1 and 2] twice. Row 7: Rep Row 1, work M1R-P at beg of row—43 (47, 52, 56, 61) sts.

Body

Change to larger nee­dles. Row 1 (RS): K2 (edge sts), pm, beg and end­ing as in­di­cated on chart, work Row 1 of Lace Blocks pat to last 2 sts, pm, k2 (edge sts). Row 2: P2, work Row 2 of Lace Blocks pat to marker, p2.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures 141/2 inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Shape Arm­hole

Bind off 4 (5, 4, 5, 7) sts at beg of next 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) RS row(s)—39 (42, 44, 46, 47) sts.

Dec 1 st at arm­hole edge [ev­ery RS row] 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) times—34 (37, 39, 40, 41) sts.

Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 41/2 (5, 51/2, 51/2, 6) inches, end­ing with a RS row.

Shape Neck

Bind off 5 (6, 6, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 WS rows—24 (25, 27, 28, 29) sts.

Dec 1 at neck edge [ev­ery RS row] 6 (5, 6, 6, 7) times—18 (20, 21, 22, 22) sts.

Work even un­til front mea­sures same as back to shoul­der, end­ing with a WS row.

Shape Shoul­der

Bind off 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) sts at beg of next row, then 6 (7, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next 2 RS rows.

Right Front

With smaller nee­dles, cast on 42 (46, 51, 55, 60) sts.

Border

Row 1 (WS): P3 (4, 3, 4, 3), *k1, p2; rep from * across. Row 2: *K2, p1; rep from * to last 3 (4, 3, 4, 3) sts, k3 (4, 3, 4, 3). Rows 3–6: Rep [Rows 1 and 2] twice. Row 7: Rep Row 1, inc 1 st, work­ing M1L-P at end of row—43 (47, 52, 56, 61) sts.

Body

Change to larger nee­dles. Row 1 (RS): K2 (edge sts), pm, beg and end­ing as in­di­cated on chart, work Row 1 of Lace Blocks pat to last 2 sts, pm, k2 (edge sts). Row 2: P2, work Row 2 of Lace Blocks pat to marker, p2.

Con­tin­u­ing in pat, work even un­til piece mea­sures 141/2 inches, end­ing with a RS row.

Shape Arm­hole

Bind off 4 (5, 4, 5, 7) sts at beg of next 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) WS row(s)—39 (42, 44, 46, 47) sts.

Dec 1 st at arm­hole edge [ev­ery RS row] 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) times—34 (37, 39, 40, 41) sts.

Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 41/2 (5, 51/2, 51/2, 6) inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Shape Neck

Bind off 5 (6, 6, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 RS rows—24 (25, 27, 28, 29) sts.

Dec 1 at neck edge [ev­ery RS row] 6 (5, 6, 6, 7) times—18 (20, 21, 22, 22) sts.

Work even un­til front mea­sures same as back to shoul­der, end­ing with a RS row.

Shape Shoul­der

Bind off 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) sts at beg of next row, then 6 (7, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next 2 WS rows.

Sleeves

With smaller nee­dles, cast on 50 (54, 60, 64, 68) sts.

Border

Row 1 (WS): P2 (4, 4, 3, 2), *k1, p2; rep from * to last 3 (5, 5, 4, 3) sts, k1, p2 (4, 4, 3, 2). Row 2: K2 (4, 4, 3, 2), *p1, k2; rep from * to last 3 (5, 5, 4, 3) sts, p1, k2 (4, 4, 3, 2). Rows 3–6: Rep [Rows 1 and 2] twice. Row 7: Rep Row 1.

Body

Change to larger nee­dles. Row 1 (RS): K2 (edge sts), pm, beg and end­ing as in­di­cated on chart, work Row 1 of pat to last 2 sts, pm, k2 (edge sts). Row 2: P2, work Row 2 of pat to last 2 sts, p2.

Inc 1 each side on next row, then [ev­ery 8 rows] 8 times, work­ing new sts into pat—68 (72, 78, 82, 86) sts.

Work even un­til sleeve mea­sures 13 (13, 121/2, 121/2, 12) inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Shape Cap

Bind off 4 (5, 4, 5, 7) sts at beg of next 2 (2, 4, 4, 4) rows—60 (62, 62, 62, 58) sts.

Size 2X-Large Only

Work 4 rows even.

All Sizes

Dec 1 each side on next row, then [ev­ery RS row] 8 (9, 10, 12, 13) times, then [ev­ery row] 8 (8, 6, 4, 0) times—26 (26, 28, 28, 30) sts.

Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 3 sts at beg of fol­low­ing 2 rows— 16 (16, 18, 18, 20) sts.

Bind off rem sts.

Fin­ish­ing

Block pieces to mea­sure­ments. Sew shoul­der seams. Weave in ends.

Front Edg­ing

Note: If not fa­mil­iar with chain (ch), sin­gle cro­chet (sc) and re­verse sin­gle cro­chet (re­verse sc) sts, re­fer to Cro­chet Class on page 128. Mark right front for 4 but­ton­holes. Place first but­ton­hole marker at neck edge and rem mark­ers ap­prox 21/2 inches apart below first marker. But­ton­hole row (RS): Us­ing cro­chet hook and beg at lower right front cor­ner and end­ing at lower left front cor­ner, *sc to but­ton­hole marker, skip 2 sts, ch 2; rep from * 3 times, sc to end. Do not turn. Next row: Work re­verse sc in each sc around front edge, work­ing 2 re­verse sc in each ch-2 space. Fas­ten off. Sew sleeves into arm­holes. Sew sleeve and side seams. Sew but­tons on left front, op­po­site but­ton­holes.

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