Cable-separated lace panels at the yoke, cuffs, and hems of the TrellisÂ and Vine Pullover bring lightness to a warm alpaca pullover with smooth drape. Simply rolled edges, a delicate funnel neck, and yoke shaping incorporated into the lace pattern make for a charmingly comfortable sweater with minimal finishing.Â Knit from the top down using raglan shaping.
To fit actual bust circumference up to: 30 [33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 47, 50] inches
Minimal Ease recommended, both versions shown with 1-2″ negative ease.
Yarn Alpaca with a Twist Baby Twist (100% alpaca; 110 yd [101 m]/50 g): #0284 brindle, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) balls.
Needle Stockinette body and sleevesâ€” size 6 (4 mm): 24″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Cable and lace pattsâ€”size 7 (4.5 mm): 24″ cir and dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Removable markers (m); waste yarn for stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Gauge 21 sts and 30 rnds = 4″ in St st on smaller needles; 18 sts = 4″ wide in lace patt on larger needles; 6 sts of 3/3 cable measure about 3â„4 wide on both needles; 33 rnds = 4″ in combined cable and lace patts for upper yoke, lower edge, and cuffs on larger needles.
Originally Published Interweave Knits Fall 2009
Blue version shown in Louisa Harding Kashmir DK