Lazykate Handspun Silk 4ply (100% silk, undyed)
1 pair 3.75mm (US #5) needles
1 pair 3.25mm (US #4) needles
1.75mm crochet hook
|To Fit Bust Size|
|Length to underarm|
26sts x 33 rows = 10cm (4 inches) using 3.75mm (US #5) needles and lace pattern.
YON - yarn over needle
SL1 - slip one
PSSO - pass the slip stitch over
K2TOG - knit two together
YRN - yarn round needle
The front and back of this garment are the same
Cast on 102 (108, 114, 120, 126, 132) sts using 3.25mm (US #4) needles.
Row 1: *K3 P3 repeat from * to end
Row 2: *P3 K3 repeat from * to end
Repeat these two rows until work measure 7cm (2.25 inches).
Change to 3.75mm (US #5) needles
Next Row: Increase 5 (6,7,8,9,10) stitches evenly over next row 107 (114, 121, 128, 135, 142 sts)
Continue in pattern as follows: (7 sts repeat + 2sts)
Row 1 (RS): P2* YON, SL1, K1, PSSO, K1, K2tog, YRN, P2 repeat from * to end
Row 2: *K2, P5 repeat from * to last 2sts, K2.
Row 3: P2*, K1, YON, SL1, K2tog, PSSO, YON, K1, P2 repeat from * to end
Row 4: As row 2
Continue in pattern until work measures 28 (28, 30, 32, 34, 36) cm
Cast off 10 sts at beginning of next two rows. 87 (94, 101, 108, 115, 122) sts.
Keeping pattern correct decrease one stitch at each end of next nine rows. 69 (76, 83, 90, 97, 104) sts.
And then on following three alternate rows 63 (70, 77, 84, 91, 98) sts.
Work straight until work measures 31 (31, 31, 33, 35, 35) cm from cast on edge ending on wrong side.
Divide for Neck
Pattern 21 (24, 24, 25, 30, 32) sts and leave remaining stitches on a spare needle.
Work on first set of stitches.
**Decrease one stitch at neck edge on next and every following alternate row until 9sts remain. Work straight until the garment measures 45 (47, 47, 49, 51, 53) cm (17.5, 18.5, 18.5, 19.25, 20, 21) inches. Leave on spare needle. **
With right side facing, rejoin yarn to work with right side facing. Cast off center 21 (22, 29, 31, 31, 34) sts, pattern to end. Complete as given for first side from ** to **
Work as for front.
Using three needle bind off technique (See useful information), join shoulders.
Sew up side seams.
Starting at left shoulder and with RS facing join yarn to edge of neckline. *Chain 3, miss 2 sts., slipstitch into next st. Repeat from * around neckline. Repeat around armholes commencing at underarm seam.
Darn in all ends. Press lightly through a damp cloth.
This pattern is not to be used commercially or to be resold. Copyright © Lazykate / knitonthenet 2008
Pattern writing and grading by Susan Crawford.