Ernestina

Ernestina perfectly fun and fashionable for fall!  This is an a-line pullover with delightful, dotted lace on its fitted upper bodice and slim, long sleeves.  Its neckline is a crew trimmed with 2x2 ribbing that segues from the repeat of its bodice lace.  This piece is worked in the round, from the bottom up, until the armholes where it splits and is worked back and forth.  Stitches are picked up around the neckline.  Set-in sleeves are worked flat from the bottom up and seamed.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust:  31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55" / 78.75, 89, 99, 109.25, 119.5, 129.5, 139.75 cm
Hips:  35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59" / 89, 99, 109.25, 119.5, 129.5, 139.75, 150 cm
Length:  26½, 27, 27¼, 27½, 27¾, 28, 28¼" / 67.25, 68.5, 69.25, 70, 70.5, 71, 71.75 cm         

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Chickadee wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 181 yards / 166m per 50g skein); color – Chanterelle #118;
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx 1260, 1420, 1570, 1720, 1900, 2075, 2225 yards / 1155, 1300, 1435, 1575, 1740, 1900, 2035 m.

Needles
US5 / 3.75mm or size to obtain gauge
1 24 to 32" / 60 to 80 cm circular
1 pair straight for flat knitting of upper bodice
US4 / 3.5mm (one size smaller than above)
1 16 to 20" / 40 to 50 cm circular for neckline trim

Notions
Stitch markers
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle
T-pins for blocking (blocking wires optional)

GAUGE (after blocking)
24 sts and 34.8 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch
24 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in openwork 2x2 rib lace

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail CO, circular knitting, decreasing (ssk, k2tog, skp, p2tog, p2tog tbl), increasing (yo, m1L, m1R, m1pL, m1pR), short row shaping and 3-needle BO at shoulders, stitch pick up around neckline, blocking, and seaming (sleeve cap into armholes). 

10 page pdf includes pattern instructions, lace stitch description and chart, photographs, schematics, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.

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