Emma

Continuing my lace series, short sleeves have been added to this Chevron lace bodice to create a sweet tee. In this slightly revised version, the bottom-up bodice is worked in the round before splitting at the armholes, then trimmed, finally, at its edges with a few garter rows.  I've added some length too, enjoying how the even column of the bodice drapes as it rests on the upper hip-line, though this length may be easily adjusted by the knitter.  Once the 9 stitch/8 row repeat of the lace is mastered – easily – this is a quick knit. Less complex than it looks, it’s a pleasure to knit, and light and airy to wear. 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust:  30¼, 34, 37¾, 41½, 45½, 49¼, 53" / 76.75, 86.5, 96, 105.5, 115.5, 125, 134.5 cm
Hips:  30¼, 34, 37¾, 41½, 45½, 49¼, 53" / 76.75, 86.5, 96, 105.5, 115.5, 125, 134.5 cm
Length: 25, 25½, 26, 26½, 26¾, 27, 27¼" / 63.5, 64.75, 66, 67.25, 68, 68.5, 69.25 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Cascade Yarn's UltraPima (100% Pima Cotton; 220 yards per 100 gram skein); color – Major Teal #3774; 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6 skeins or, for comparable yarn approx. 625, 695, 780, 860, 965, 1035, 1120 yards / 572, 636, 714, 787, 883, 947, 1025 m. I always have additional yarn on-hand for swatching.

Needles
US6 / 4mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 24 to 32" / 60 to 80 cm circular (circ) - choose length shorter than bust/hip measure. 
• 1 16" / 40 cm circ for neckline trim
• 1 set double-pointed (dpn) for armhole trims
• 1 pair straight for flat knitting above armholes

Notions
•  Stitch markers (color variety is helpful for differentiating stitch points and lace repeat sets)
•  Stitch holders
•  Tapestry needle
•  T-pins for blocking, blocking wires (recommended, not required).

GAUGE (after blocking)
22.4 sts and 30 rows to 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch
19 sts and 30.4 rows to 4" / 10 cm in Chevron lace

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail CO, decreases (SKP, k2tog, p2tog, p2tog tbl), increases (yo), lace shaping – shaping notes included, stitch pick up around neckline, short row shaping and 3-needle BO (at the shoulders).

10 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, lace pattern description/chart and shaping notes, assembly diagram, a multi-set lace template (as a tool for tracking stitches during shaping) and relevant abbreviations.

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