Lena

Lena is a versatile all-season pullover with three-quarter sleeves and a wide shallow scoop neckline. The fit is slim and shaped, extending high hip in length and trimmed in a 1x1 rib. Double Wing lace is Lena's overall texture – an easily memorized 16 stitch by 10 row repeat. Its reverse stockinette, re-employed at the edges, allows (minimal) seaming to be worked easily. This piece is worked bottom up on circular needles, until the underarm and start of raglan shaping where bodice splits and each side is worked separately. The neckline trim is continued from stitches held with a small amount of pick up along each side front.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55"
Waist: 26
½, 30, 34½, 38, 42½, 46, 50½"
Hips: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55"
Length: 24, 24
½, 24¾, 25, 25¼, 25½, 25¾"

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Chickadee wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 181 yds/166m per 50g skein); color – Petal #111; 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 1100, 1270, 1420, 1620, 1780, 1995, 2175 yards.

Needles
US5 (3.75mm), or size to obtain gauge
• 1 20 to 32" circular (for lower bodice
– use circular needle length shorter than the waist measurement of size selected)
• 1 pair straight (for upper bodice and sleeves)
• 1 16
" circular (for neckline trim)

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
26 sts and 33.6 rows to 4" in double wing lace pattern

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, decreasing (k2tog, ssk,
p2tog, p2tog tbl), increasing (m1L, m1R, yo), double decrease (sl1-k2tog-psso), stitch pick up for neckline, blocking, and seaming.

12 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, relevant abbreviations, lace description and chart, lace shaping notes, a row tracking grid for managing at-the-same-time instructions, and a multi-set lace chart template to assist tracking of lace stitch sequences during shaping.

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