Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Diamond and Bobble Lace Top

I love this lace pattern! There’s a lot of detail in the lace, so I chose to keep the shape of the piece very simple. The body is worked in the round to the armholes, then stitches are cast on for the sleeves, and the back and front are worked separately to the beginning of shoulder shaping. The shoulders are shaped using short rows or bind-offs – your choice.

The lace pattern is presented in both written and charted formats.


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Skill Level: Experienced

Skills Used: Lace knitting, knitting in the round, provisional cast-on, picking up stitches

Optional Techniques: German Short-Rows, 3-Needle Bind-Off, Sloped Bind-Off

Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium) (Large, 1X, 2X, 3X) (4X, 5X, 6X, 7X)

Finished Measurements: 26.5 (29.75, 33, 36.5) (39.75, 43, 46.25, 49.75) (53, 56.25, 59.5, 63)” bust; intended to be worn with approximately 1″ ease

Materials: Sport weight pima cotton yarn: 900 (1015, 1140, 1265) (1390, 1505, 1625, 1765) (1910, 2065, 2210, 2340) yards. Model knit in Fibra Natura Cotton True Sport (100% pima cotton; 50 grams / 197 yards): color #112 Boysenberry.

Needles and Notions: Size 2 (2.75 mm) circular needles, 16″ and 24″ long or longer, and set of double-pointed needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; crochet hook size D-3 (3.25 mm); stitch markers (including 2 removable markers); waste yarn

Gauge: In Flat Diamond and Bobble Lace, 29 stitches and 42.5 rows = 4″/10 cm.

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