Luxurious Lacy Overblouse

Mary C. Gildersleeve

 

MATERIALS

YARN: Zealana Luxuria Air, 40% cashmere/40% possum down/20% mulberry silk, lace weight, 191 yards (174.6 m)/25 gram (0.9 oz) skein, 4 (6, 7) skeins of #A03 Slate Blue; www.zealana.co.nz

NEEDLES: Circular, 16 inches (40 cm) size 2 (2.75 mm) for neck band, 32 inches (80 cm) size 4 (3.5 mm) for hip band, and 16 and 24 inches (40 and 60 cm), size 7 (4.5 mm) for body and sleeve; double pointed, size 4 (3.5 mm) for cuff or size needed to obtain gauge

NOTIONS: Stitch marker; stitch holders, 6, for underarm and sleeve sts; button, 1 inch (2.5 cm), 2 or 4 holes; button, ½ inch (1.3 cm), clear, 2 or 4 holes, to back larger button

FINISHED SIZES: 39 (45, 48) inches (99.1 [114.3, 121.9] cm) bust circumference

GAUGE: 16 sts and 24 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in Lace patt after blocking, using largest needle; 18 sts and 42 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in garter st, using middle size needle; 26 sts and 40 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in ribbing, using smallest needle

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