Ruth

Ruth is a slim fitting, lace tee with a high crew neckline offset by short cap sleeves. Ribbing at the back accentuates the waist and contributes to the bodice shaping. The scroll pattern lace is an easily mastered 10 stitch by 18 row repeat. Pieces are knit flat, bottom up with seaming. Sleeves are set in.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55"
Waist: 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50
"
Hips: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55
"
Length: 26, 26
½, 26¾, 27, 27¼, 27½, 27¾"

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Chickadee wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 181 yds (166m) per 50g skein); color – Crocus #115; 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 930, 1070, 1205, 1345, 1485, 1630, 1780 yards.

Needles
US5 (3.75mm), or to obtain gauge
• 1 pair straight
• 1 set double-pointed (for neckline trim)


Notions
Stitch markers
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle
T-pins for blocking
Blocking wires (optional, but recommended for smooth edges)

GAUGE (after blocking)
24 sts and 32 rows to 4" in stockinette stitch
24 sts and 32 rows to 4" in scroll pattern lace

SKILLS REQUIRED
Decreasing (
k2tog, ssk, p2tog, p2tog tbl), increasing (m1L, m1R, yo), short row shaping amd 3-needle bind off at shoulders, stitch pick up around neckline, blocking, and seaming.

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

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