This elegant women's pullover features a dramatic lace collar, matched with tapered lace inserts on the sleeves and body. A picot hemline adds a sweet and feminine edging. Knit in the round from the bottom up, this sweater requires minimal seaming and works up quickly. Skills required beyond knit and purl include: increasing (both yarn overs and m1) and decreasing, three needle bind off, and ability to read charted instructions. Not sure about knitting in hems? A tutorial can be found at http://studiomarlowe.com/wordpress/2011/02/hemlines-part-two-making-a-mock-picot-edge/. GAUGE 18 sts x 23 rows=4" on size 9 US (5.5mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished bust sizes: 28 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56)" Negative ease of 0-2" is suggested.