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I retired from teaching several years ago to help my daughter with daycare. Her 3 boys keep me busy during the day but my nights are all mine! I enjoy teaching knitting at my LYS and designing ...

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A Touch of Lace

from Gressman Originals
(6) Name: 'Knitting : A Touch of Lace
A Touch of Lace
A Touch of Lace

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Read lace charts
  • Make buttonholes
  • Work simple crochet edging
  • Sew simple seams
  • Use DPN or magic loop to knit in the round
  • 3 needle bind off

Pattern Description:

I entered this pattern into a design contest for Country Woman Magazine.I did not win the contest, but they did publish the pattern in their April/May 2010 issue and it is now available for free.

The sweater is worked flat from the bottom up in once piece to the sleeves beginning with a picot hem. The fronts/back are then worked separately and joined at the shoulders using a 3 needle bind off. Sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole and worked from the top down on DPN's (or magic loop) ending with a corresponding picot hem The lace section is charted and pattern includes separate charts for each size. A simple mock cable stitch is worked as a transition between the lace body and stockinette stitch bodice.

If you are not comfortable with the crochet edging, you can also work a knitted edge by picking up stitches around the edge and working a simple YO, K2tog edging to achieve a similar look.

Check out my Ravelry site for more project pictures of this pattern.


22 st /31 rows = 4" /10 cm in Stockinette Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size 18 months (22"')
  • Size 2 T (24")
  • Size 4 T (26")


  • DK yarn (500, 580, 700 yds)
  • US 6 (4mm ) knitting needle
  • US 6 DPN (or circular for magic loop)
  • Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
  • 4 stitch holders
  • Tapestry needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Four 3/8" shank (recommended) buttons
  • Matching sewing thread

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cabin Fever Cotton Tweed DK

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