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Blooming Lace Sweater

Blooming Lace is a perfect piece to wear with a skirt or jeans. Made in a luxurious Merino and Silk blend yarn, it’s incredibly soft and drapes beautifully. The garment has positive ease, and is flattering to wear over a dress, or with a pretty skirt. Just the right amount of lace and eyelets add a feminine touch to this garment, and balance the clean stockinette stitch background.

Time: 12-15 hours

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)”

4” of positive ease recommended.

Gauge: 28 sts and 36 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st, in the round, after wet blocking.

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk (85% Merino, 15% Silk; 437 yards [400 meters]/100 grams): Snow (3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls).

Needles: US size 2 (2.75mm) 24” circular; DPNs (optional)

Notions: Markers (different color), waste yarn, tapestry needle, tape measure

Abbreviations

BOR – beginning of the row

RM – raglan marker

LM – lace marker

Special Stitches

RLE (right leaning eyelet cable): Insert tip of right needle into the 3rd st, lift it up and over the first 2 sts, letting it drop, (k, yo, k) all in next st.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from the top down.

Raglan increases are used to shape the yoke.

Sleeves are picked up and knitted seamlessly from the top down.

Magic loop method is used for knitting smaller circumstances with a circular needle, but double point needles can be used as well, transitioning to the circular needle when necessary.

Different color markers are suggested to be used for distinguishing between RM and LM.

Pattern

CO 118 (122, 126, 130 (134, 138, 142, 146) sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Place BOR marker.

Eyelet Edging

Rnd 1: Purl.

Rnd 2: *K2tog, yo; rep from * around.

Rnd 3: Purl.

Raglan Set-Up

Starting at BOR marker, count 7 sts (sleeve 1), place RM, count 3 sts, place RM, count 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) sts, place LM, count 26 sts for Lace Panel, place LM, count 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) sts, place RM, count 3 sts, place RM, count 7 sts (sleeve 2), place RM, count 3 sts, place RM, count 46 (48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60) sts for Back, place RM, 3 sts left before BOR marker. You should now have 7 RM + BOR marker marking the raglan increases and 2 LM marking the Front Lace Panel.

Began working raglan increases and Lace Panel as follows:

Rnd 1: Knit to RM, m1, slip RM, RLE, slip RM, m1, knit to LM, slip LM, work Lace Panel following Row 1 of the Lace Chart, slip LM, *knit to RM, m1, slip RM, RLE, slip RM, m1; rep from * another 2 times. (8 sts increased)

Rnd 2: Knit all sts, slipping RM and LM as you come to them, making sure to work the Lace Panel according to the Lace Chart.

Rnd 3: Knit to RM, m1, slip RM, k3, slip RM, m1, knit to LM, slip LM, work Lace Panel, slip LM, *knit to RM, m1, slip RM, k3, slip RM, m1; rep from * another 2 times. (8 sts increased)

Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2.

Rep these 4 rnds until you have worked a total of 18 (20, 26, 32, 38, 46, 48, 56) raglan increases, increasing every other rnd.

Continue to work in the same manner, but working raglan increases every 4th rnds, for an additional 7 (8, 7, 6, 5, 3, 3, 0) increases. You would have worked a total of 25 (28, 33, 38, 43, 49, 51, 56) raglan increases. (318 (346, 390, 434, 478, 530, 550, 594) sts are on the needle;

57 (63, 73, 83, 93, 105, 109, 119) sts for each sleeve and 2 raglan Eyelet Cables;

102 (110, 122, 134, 146, 160, 166, 178) sts for Front and Back, each)

Separating Body & Sleeves

Starting at the Back Right raglan eyelet cable, *transfer next 57 (63, 73, 83, 93, 105, 109, 119)  sleeve sts onto a waste yarn, CO 8 (8, 10, 10, 10, 8, 8, 8) sts for the underarm**, knit across next 102 (110, 122, 134, 146, 160, 166, 178) sts for the front, making sure to work Lace Panel in pattern; rep * to ** once more, knit across the rem 102 (110, 122, 134, 146, 160, 166, 178) sts for the Back. (220 (236, 264, 288, 312, 336, 348, 372) sts are on the needle)

Join to knit in the rnd. Place 2 markers in the middle of the underarm sts, to mark the sides of the garment, making the first marker a BOR marker.

Body

Work in the rnd in St st, making sure to work the lace panel in pattern, working side increases every 10 rows for a total of 5 (8, 6, 5, 5, 4, 10, 9) times as follows:

Inc Rnd: Slip m, m1, knit to LM, slip m, work Lace Panel in pattern, slip m, knit to next m, slip m, m1, knit to end. (2 sts increased)

After side increases are completed, 230 (252, 276, 298, 322, 344, 368, 390) sts are on the needle.

Continue to knit even until the body is measuring 11 (11, 11.5, 11.5, 12, 12, 12.5, 12.5)” from underarm and after completing Row 20 of the Lace Chart.

Lace Border

Set-Up: Knit to LM, slip m, work across first 23 sts of the Lace Panel in pattern, pm, continue to work Lace Chart pattern over the rest of the body, placing markers after each repeat, coming to the first LM and increasing 1 st for the final lace repeat for sizes 40 (48, 56, 64) only. (10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) Lace repeats around the hem)

Continue to work the Lace Border, until completing the Lace Chart.

Eyelet Edging

Rnd 1: Purl.

Rnd 2: *K2tog, yo; rep from * around to last st, k2tog with the first st.

Rnd 3: Purl.

BO all sts in knit, loosely.

Sleeves

Transfer sleeve sts to a needle.

With RS facing, starting in the middle of the underarm sts, pick up 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 4, 4, 4) underarm sts, pick up 1 corner sts, knit across 57 (63, 73, 83, 93, 105, 109, 119)  sleeve sts, pick up 1 corner sts, pick up 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 4, 4, 4) underarm sts. Place BOR marker and join to knit in the round. (67 (73, 85, 95, 105, 115, 119, 129) sts on the needle)

Dec Rnd: K4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 4, 4, 4) underarm sts, k2tog, knit across 55 (61, 71, 81, 91, 103, 107, 117) sts, ssk, k4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 4, 4, 4) underarm sts. (2 sts decreased; 65 (71, 83, 93, 103, 113, 117, 127) sts on the needle)

Continue to knit in St st in the rnd until the sleeve is measuring 6” from the underarm.

Eyelet Band

Rnd 1: Purl to last 2 sts, p2tog.

Rnd 2: *K2tog, yo; rep from * around to last st, k2tog with the first st. (1 st decreased; 64 (70, 82, 92, 102, 112, 116, 126) sts on the needle)

Rnd 3: Purl.

In the next rnd, evenly increase 5 (22, 10, 23, 13, 3, 22, 12) sts. (69 (92, 92, 115, 115, 115, 138, 138) sts are on the needles)

Knit in the rnd for 4”.

Lace Border

Began working the Lace Chart in the rnd, completing Rnds 1-20.

Eyelet Edging

Rnd 1: Purl.

Rnd 2: *K2tog, yo; rep from * around.

Rnd 3: Purl.

BO all sts in knit, loosely.

Rep for the second sleeve.

Finishing

Weave in the loose ends.

Wet and block the garment to even the stitches and open up the lace.

Lay flat to dry.

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