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Monday, July 07, 2008


Introducing my newest neoknits pattern:


by Melissa Wehrle



Guinevere back

Guinevere detail

Guinevere is the perfect little cardigan for the warmer weather. This cap sleeve cardigan is full of little details and interesting textures. Two different lace stitches make up the bottom then continue on to a jersey/reverse jersey fully shaped neck finish. The body is then completed with 1x1 rib cap sleeves. Even though the body is knit flat, very little finishing is required! No buttonholes or picking up stitches here

HandMaiden Fine Yarn Flaxen; (65% Silk/35% Linen, 100g, 273yds/250m); 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) skeins Sangria

Actual yardage: 570(625, 690, 770, 840)yds/521 (572, 631, 704, 768)m

1 pair US 5 (3.75mm) straight needles
1 pair US 4 (3.5mm) straight needles
1 pair US 2 (2.75mm) straight needles
1 US size D (3.25mm) crochet hook
1 stitch marker
Tapestry needle
(2) 1/2" buttons
2 small snaps
Sewing needles and thread

30 (33, 36, 39, 42)"/76 (84, 91.5, 99, 106.5)cm; shown in size 33"/84cm with 1.5"/4cm negative ease.

Finished measurements
Finished bust: 28.5 (31.5, 34.5, 37.5, 40.5)"/72.5 (80, 87.5, 95, 103)cm
Length: 18.75 (19.25, 20, 20.75, 21.5)"/47.5 (49, 51, 52.5, 54.5)cm

24 sts and 28 rows = 4"/10cm in Stockinette St with US size 4 needles
20 sts and 32 rows = 4"/10cm in lace stitches with US size 5 needles
26 sts and 37 rows = 4"/10cm in 1x1 rib with US size 2 needles

Pattern is 18 pages long and includes:
- written and charted instructions for lace patterns
- detailed schematic
- fully charted neck shaping for each size (both right and left sides)
- suggestions for fit modification
- flat knit construction with minimal finishing (shoulder, side, and armhole seams only)


P.S. A note about the sizing. Usually, my size range goes above a size 42" bust, but for this particular design, I really felt the larger sizes needed a dedicated plus size pattern. There are just too many special design changes for the larger sizes to truly make it a successful style for ample knitters. I do plan on adding larger sizes later on down the road (complete with appropriately sized garment pictured).

P.P.S. I've added a tutorial on decreasing in lace for this project which can be found here.


Veronique said...

Lovely! I love the reverse stockinette detail :)

Liz Cadorette said...

Hey there lady, gorgeous sweater! When you do get around to patterning this in larger sizes, could I be a test knitter? I'm at a 46" bust, so alas it's currently out of my reach. ~sad~

gleek said...

i love this one for sure! you keep rocking out the great designs :) congrats!

meg said...

beautiful! I love the neckline!

Connie said...

This is gorgeous, Melissa. Great marriage of yarn and design!

yvonnep said...

Extremely sour: size 42 bust... it's beautiful what you designed....