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Antique Lace

A dowry find from the Victorian era, this silky, loose-fitting top can make you feel as though you belong to another slower-paced era. Knit in a delicate lace pattern, in three pieces, it is joined at the shoulders with a three-needle bind off. Short rows, giving shaping at the shoulders, allow the tapered fronts to lie evenly.

Over a long-sleeved shirt, this light-as-air top serves as a vest. Over a camisole, it becomes the barest cover-up.   

It is equally beautiful knit in silk, in cotton, in linen, or in a fine-quality wool.

Shown in Fleece Artist’s Handmaiden “Lady Godiva” (50 % silk, 50% wool)

Purchase Pattern: $12.00 CAD

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Sizes: Small to 2X
Level: Advanced Intermediate
Suggested Yarn: Double knitting or light worsted weight yarn in the following amounts:
500 m./550 yds. (550 m./600 yds.; 700 m./765 yds.; 850 m./930 yds.; 1000 m./1100 yds.)
Needles: 4.5 mm. (US 7)
Gauge: 18 sts = 10 cm./4 in

 

 

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