This is my finest example of a sweater knitted organically from start to finish, the perfect balance of process and product knitting and a beautiful garment for evening or bridal events.
When I created the first, I was trying to bend my knitting and see just how far I could take it; how weird, how challenging? So it's intentionally difficult and not for the faint-hearted or beginner.
I 'unvented' some of these knitting operations and the garment construction is extremely unusual, so I recommend this pattern for experienced knitters in search of a challenge.
Sizing and yardage needed: bust-waist, Gothlet/Bride
XS: 34-26 inches,800/1120 yd
XS: 86.5-66 cm, 735/1025 m
S: 36-28 inches, 850/1170 yd
S: 91.5-71 cm, 780/1070 m
M: 38-30 inches, 900/1220 yd
M: 96.5-76 cm, 823/1116 m
L: 40-32 inches, 950/1295 yd
L: 101.5-81 cm, 869/1182 m
XL: 42-34 inches, 1050/1400 yd
XL: 107-86.5 cm, 960/1280 m
** Note that this is intentionally looser than the gauge given for the yarn. ** Gauge over stockinette is 20 sts and 28 rows over 4" or 10cm square. Gauge in lace patt is 24 sts and 24 rows over 4" or 10 cm square. Alternate gauge of 28 rows is also provided in this pattern. Variations in your row gauge can have a dramatic effect on the fit of this mostly diagonally knit pattern, so do your best to match row gauge.
DK weight mercerized cotton: Classic Elite Provence (205 yards/hank) or alternately, Lana Grossa HP No. 31, Tahki Stacy Charles Cotton Classic, Scheepjeswool Isis. The band should say 5.5 sts/inch. See important notes about gauge. Plan to dry clean the finished sweater to avoid changes in gauge and shape due to shrinkage.
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lace knitting, bias knitting, raised increase, mattress stitch, picking up stitches, seaming-as-you-go, folding time and space
skill level: domiKNITrix (hard!)
yarn make: Classic Elite
type: Provence DK weight mercerised cotton
yarn quantity: 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins
yarn color: apple green, bleach
needle size: 6
gauge: 5 stitches/inch (loose)