Modular Lace Blouse

Theresa Schabes

MATERIALS

YARN: TSC/Artyarns Empress, 52% silk/48% cotton, DK weight, 314 yards (287.1 m)/100 gram (3.5 oz) skein, 3 skeins of Lilac Blossoms; www.tahkistacycharles.com

NEEDLES: Circular, 24 inches (60 cm), sizes 6 (4 mm) and 4 (3.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

NOTIONS: Crochet hooks size E (3.5 mm) and C (2.75 mm); stitch markers, 2; stitch holders, 3; tapestry needle; buttons, 5⁄8 inch (1.6 mm), 3; sewing needle and thread to match yarn color

FINISHED SIZES: 37 (39½, 41½, 44) inches (94.0 [100.3, 105.4, 111.8] cm) bust circumference; blouse should fit with about 2 inches (5.1 cm) of positive ease through the bust and 2 inches (5.1 cm) negative ease through the hips; garment has extra length to blouse over hip band

GAUGE: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in Dewdrop patt on larger needles; 23 sts and 33 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in Eyelet Lace Panel patt on smaller needles; 21 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in Modified Roman st in rows on larger needles; 24 sts and 36 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in Modified Roman st in rnds on smaller needles

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