Katherine

Katherine is a shell of chevron lace. This quick knit is figure-hugging and extends hip length. You'll find the 9 stitch by 8 row lace pattern repeat is easily mastered, creating just enough stitch variety to keep the project interesting while flying off the needles. This piece is worked bottom-up in the round, splitting at the armholes where it is worked flat. Its trim, a few garter rows, is spawned from stitches picked up along the hem, armholes, and neckline.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31, 35½, 39, 43½, 47, 51½, 55"
Waist: 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50
"
Hips: 31, 35
½, 39, 43½, 47, 51½, 55"
Length: 25
½, 26, 26¼, 26½, 26¾, 27, 27¼"

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Classic Elite's Wool Bam Boo (50% bamboo viscose, 50% wool; 118 yards per 50 gram skein); color: Basque Boat (#1697); 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7 skeins or for comparable yarn approximately 410, 475, 525, 585, 640, 705, 760 yards.

Needles
US6 (4mm) or size to obtain gauge

1 24" circular
1 16" circular (for armholes and neckline trim)
1 pair straight (for flat knitting above armholes)

Notions
Stitch markers with color variety for differentiating stitch points and lace repeat sets
Tapestry needle
T-pins for blocking
Blocking wires for best results – optional


GAUGE (after blocking)
22 sts and 30 rows to 4" in stockinette stitch
18 sts and 24.5 rows to 4
" in chevron lace

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, circular knitting, decreasing (k2tog, skp), increasing (yo), stitch pick up around neckline, armhole, and hem, short row shaping and 3-needle bind off at shoulders, blocking, and seaming.

11 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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