Rene Lalique's work in both jewelry and glass during the Art Nouveau era is world renowned, and was a driving influence of the movement's form and flow. The simplicity and elegance of his style inspired this garment. Here, classic bellflower and feather and fan motifs are accented with tiny hexagonal beads that add a subtle little sparkle.
The sweater is worked in one piece from a provisional cast on to the armholes where fronts and back are worked separately to the shoulders. A point d'esprit border is added to the lower edge later. Sleeves are worked in the same manner, then attached and seamed after sweater is blocked. A simple border is knit around the neckline to mimic the front edges. Sweater fits best with 1 to 2"/2.5 to 5 cm positive ease. Instructions for adding top button not included. Beads are optional.
Model: The Sanguine Gryphon, Gaia Lace in Water Lilies.
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.
18.5 sts and 25.5 rows = 4"/10 cm in stitch pattern, blocked.
I have knit and crocheted, and done various forms of embroidery and needlepoint since early grammar school. Making things with bits of colored string is so integral to my being that the few times of my life when I don't have *something* on the go feel empty, and without form.