knit.wear Spring/Summer 2017: Leather & Lace

Elevated style equally appropriate for a boardroom or an art gallery opening,
featuring edgy lace patterns for sharp women.


Park Slope Top by Mary Anne Benedetto

This pullover is worked back and forth from the bottom up in pieces and seamed. The stunning mosaic stitch of this project is worked over dolman sleeves for a truly striking look.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 34.5 (41, 44.5, 47.5, 51)” body circumference (see Notes). Pullover shown measures 34.5″; modeled with 25″ of positive ease.

Yarn Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% Targhee-Columbia wool: cast iron (MC), 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins; fossil (CC), 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) skeins.

Needles Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4 mm): 32″ circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Gauge 24 sts and 59 rows = 4″ in Large Squares chart on smaller needle; 25 sts and 57 rows = 4″ in Diamond chart on larger needle.

Note The increases for the sleeves begin near the bust. As a result, the sweater may have a looser fit than the body circumference would indicate.


Sutton Place Wrap by Mari Chiba

This elegant wrap is worked flat in one piece. Covered in creative cables and lace, this wrap is exciting to knit and a pleasure to wear. You’ll love working with the merino/possum/silk blend yarn!

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 13″ wide and 64″ long.

Yarn Zealana Kauri Worsted (60% merino, 30% possum, 10% silk): #14 red tuhi, 7 balls.

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Cable needle; tapestry needle.

Gauge 19 sts and 22 rows = 4″ in charted patt.


Two Bridges Cowl by Joni Coniglio

This cowl is worked back and forth in rows, then the ends are grafted together in pattern. If you haven’t grafted lace before, this pattern is a great place to start.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 61″ circumference and 10.75″ wide.

Yarn YOTH Yarns Mother (100% Rambouillet wool): #001 oyster, 2 skeins.

Needles Sizes 3 (3.25 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Waste yarn for provisional CO; size D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook; stitch holder; cable needle; tapestry needle.

Gauge 31 sts and 36 rows = 4″ in Cable and Lace patt.



Williamsburg Top by Megan Nodecker

The hem of this tee is worked flat in two pieces, then the work is joined to work in the round to the armholes. The front and back are worked back and forth to the shoulders, which are sprinkled with gorgeous lace.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 35.75 (40, 43.75, 47.25, 52.25, 56, 59.75)” bust circumference. Top shown measures 40″; modeled with 8″ of positive ease.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Anchor Bay (50% cotton, 50% superwash merino wool; 262 yd [240 m]/31⁄2 oz [100 g]): #05 black 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) balls.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 32″ circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; one size 4 (3.5 mm) double-pointed for I-cord BO; tapestry needle.

Gauge 22 sts and 30 rnds = 4″ in St st on larger needle (after blocking; see Notes); 20 sts and 30 rows = 4″ in Turkish Lace on larger needle (after blocking).

Note The Anchor Bay yarn shrinks after blocking. Length measurements in the instructions are given for pre-blocking (on the needles) and post-blocking. The schematic shows blocked measurements only.


Bowery Tunic by Linda Marveng

The body of this pullover is worked back and forth in pieces and seamed. The sleeves are worked in the round, with the sleeve cap worked flat. You’ll love working the gorgeous cable motifs on the front panel, and the asymmetrical hem gives unexpected flair to this pullover.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 33.5 (37.5, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 41.5″; modeled with 7.25″ of positive ease.

Yarn Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% merino wool): tern, 8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 16″ and 32″ circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; removable m; cable needle; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 22 sts and 24 rows = 4″ in charted patt on larger needles.


 

Chelsea Dolman by Debbie Long

This dolman is worked from the bottom up in pieces and seamed. Short-rows are worked for the underarm and shoulder shaping. A separating zipper closure is installed after blocking.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 38 (41.25, 45.5, 49.25, 54, 57.25)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 41.25″; modeled with 9.25″ of positive ease.

Yarn Woolfolk Sno (100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino®): #1+15 (black and white), 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9) balls.

Needles Sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 4 (3.5 mm): 32″ circular. Size 3 (3.25 mm): set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker; stitch holders; spare size 4 (3.5 mm) needle for three-needle BO; tapestry needle; sewing machine or sewing needle and thread to match; 24 (24, 24, 24, 26, 26)” separating zipper.

Gauge 22 sts and 32 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needle.


Tribeca Tunic by Carol Feller

The body of this pullover is worked in the round from the lower edge to the underarm, then the front and back are worked separately back and forth. The funnel neck is shaped with short rows. After the shoulders are seamed, sleeve stitches are picked up and the sleeve is worked in the round from the top down.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 36.25 (39.5, 44, 48, 51.5)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 39.5″; modeled with 7.5″ of positive ease.

Yarn Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport (100% wool): Grand Street Ink, 7 (7, 8, 9, 10) skeins.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 32″ circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; cable needle; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 24 sts and 32 rnds = 4″ in St st; 25 sts and 32 rnds = 4″ in charted patt.


Nolita Top by Amy Gunderson

This tank is worked back and forth in pieces and seamed. The lower edging is worked first, then stitches are picked up along the side of the edging and the piece is worked to the top of the lower body. The lower body is bound off using the I-cord method. The upper body stitches are picked up behind the I-cord and then continue upward.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 28.5 (31.5, 35.5, 37, 39.5, 44, 48, 52)” bust circumference. Tank shown measures 31.5″; modeled with 2.75″ of negative ease.

Yarn Fibra Natura Cotton True Sport (100% pima cotton): #119 silver dawn, 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8) balls. Yarn distributed by Universal Yarn.

Needles Sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 4 (3.5 mm): straight. Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16″ circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; cable needle; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 21 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in Mesh patt on larger needles; 23 sts and 30 rows = 4″ in Lace Rib patt on smaller needles.


Greenpoint Wrap by Felicia O’Connell

Wrap is worked from short end to short end, with stitches cast on to widen the wrap, then bound off to arrive at the original width. Fringe is attached to the cast-on and bind-off edges where stitches are added and subtracted. Drop stitches and lace provide visual interest to this sophisticated wrap.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 12″ wide and 70″ long.

Yarn Lang Yarns Seta Tweed (75% silk, 25% cotton): #804.0004 dark brown, 6 balls. Yarn distributed by Berroco.

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Removable marker; size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle.

Gauge 24 sts and 22 rows = 4″ in Drop st patt, after blocking (see Notes).

Note Wrap will stretch greatly in width and slightly in length when blocked.


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