Walk This Way

Walk This Way is a chic lace shell, shaped at the waist with a high collar. Imitation Embroidery is its lace, a simple 6 stitch by 6 row repeat.  This design is worked bottom up, seamlessly in the round and trimmed at its hem and armholes with a wide panel rib spawned from its stitch pattern.  Its collar continues the lace, that is then modified slightly for a tapered ending.  Intended initially as a warm weather topper you'll find it works well as a layered piece too, for all-season wear-ability.  Enjoy!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust:  30, 34¼, 38½, 43, 47, 51½, 53½" / 76.2, 87, 97.8, 109.2, 119.4, 130.8, 135.9 cm
Waist:  26½, 30¾, 35, 39¼, 43½, 48, 50" / 67.3, 78.1, 88.9, 99.7, 110.5, 121.9, 127 cm
High hip:  30, 34¼, 38½, 43, 47, 51½, 53½" / 76.2, 87, 97.8, 109.2, 119.4, 130.8, 135.9 cm
Length:  24, 24½, 24¾, 25, 25¼, 25½, 25¾" / 61, 62.2, 62.9, 63.5, 64.1, 64.8, 65.4 cm        

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Tern yarn by Quince & Co. (75% American wool / 25% silk; 221 yards / 202 m per 50g skein); color – Mist #403; 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 655, 745, 825, 920, 995, 1055, 1110 yards / 600, 680, 755, 840, 910, 965, 1015 m.  
I always have additional yarn on-hand for swatching.

Needles
US6 / 4.0mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 24 to 36" / 60 to 90 cm circ – choose length shorter than waist measurement
• 1 24" / 60 cm circ or 1 pair straight ndls for upper bodice

US5 / 3.75mm (one size smaller than above)
• 1 16" / 40 cm circ for collar and armhole trim

Notions
• Stitch markers
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle
• Pins (blocking wires, optional)

GAUGE
• 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm in Stockinette stitch (given as gauge reference, not used in the pattern)
• 22.4 sts and 29.6 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm in Imitation Embroidery Lace

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, circular knitting, decreasing (skp, ssk, k2tog, p2tog), increasing (m1L, yo), short row shaping, stitch pick-up around neckline and armholes, 3-needle BO, and blocking.

10 page PDF includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, instructional links, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.

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