Helen

Helen is a shapely, lacy, v-neck pullover.  Its Hexagon Fern lace – an easily mastered 18 stitch by 16 row repeat – is worked throughout and echoes the lines of its 1x1 rib trim and angled neckline.  The bodice is slim fitting, extending mid-hip in length, and follows body curves.  Narrow sleeves end just below the elbow, long short sleeves that feel ample. Pieces are knit flat, bottom up, with seaming.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55"
Length: 25
½, 26, 26¼, 26½, 26¾, 27, 27¼"

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Chickadee wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 181 yds/166m per 50g skein); color – Pomegranate #112; 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 910, 1080, 1225, 1405, 1560, 1740, 2050 yards.

Needles
1 pair US5 (3.75mm) straight, or size to obtain gauge


Notions
Stitch markers for indicating lace repeats
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle
T-pins for blocking


GAUGE (after blocking)
24 sts and 32 rows to 4" in stockinette stitch
22.4 sts and 29.5 rows to 4" in Hexagon Fern lace


SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, decreasing (k2tog, ssk, p2tog, p2tog tbl), increasing (m1L, m1R, yo), double decreases (ssk-l-psso-r, sl-k2tog-psso), short row shaping and 3 needle bind off at shoulder, stitch pick up around neckline, blocking, and seaming.

14 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, relevant abbreviations, lace pattern description/chart, and shaping notes, along with a multi-set template to assist tracking of stitch sequences during shaping.

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