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.
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55"
Length: 25½, 26, 26¼, 26½, 26¾, 27, 27¼"
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.
1 pair US5 (3.75mm) straight, or size to obtain gauge
Stitch markers for indicating lace repeats
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
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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