Tuscany Lace Knitting Pattern
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A simple Fair Isle rib stabilizes the yoke and cap sleeves while providing necessary structure for free flow of the lace pattern in this seemingly weightless tunic. The diamond-patterned lace literally and visually removes the weight, leaving a lovely drape of the rayon-linen yarn. A bit of skin is revealed through the open horizontal slit between the yoke and the lower tunic, offering visual balance between the two textures. This tunic is best featured over a solid color. Try it with a camisole and matching capris or a long tank dress-either way, you'll look great!
Finished Size: About 36 (40, 44, 48)" (91.5 [101.5, 112, 122] cm) bust circumference (see Notes).
Yarn: DK weight Classic Elite Firefly (75% viscose, 25% linen; 155 yd [146 m]/50 g): #7754 hyacinth (MC), 6 balls; #7777 Britannia (A), 2 (2, 3, 3) balls, and #7766 Sicily (B), 2 balls.
Yarn Weight: #3 - Light
Needles: Yoke: size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm): 24" (60 cm) circular (cir) plus an extra needle for threeneedle needle bind-off Lace: sizes U.S. 8, 7, and 6 (5, 4.5, and 4 mm): 24" (60 cm) cir of each size.
Notions: Tapestry needle.
Gauge: 30 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Fair Isle patt on smallest needle. 19.5 sts and 26 rows = 4" (10 cm) in lace patt on size 6 (4 mm) needle, after blocking.
Originally Published: Light & Layered Knits
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