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Wisterious | The Knitting Vortex

The pretty lace pattern and slightly boxy fit of this tee make a sweet yet modern sweater. Worked seamlessly from the top down, Wisterious has a simple dolman shape with special details including ribbed trim with invisible tubular edges, shaped sleeve caps, and a feminine I-cord finish with petite buttons and button loops. Both girly and comfortable, Wisterious is a special knit tee to wear any day.

Techniques & Skills Used: long-tail CO, knit/purl, lace, short rows, applied I-cord (cable CO); Wisterious is a written pattern, with the lace both written and charted; there is also a video tutorial for the applied I-cord.

Size: 33.5 (38.5, 43.25, 48, 52.75)” bust; shown in second size with 3.5” ease. Wisterious is meant to be worn with several inches of positive ease for a drapey and slightly boxy look; if you prefer a more fitted result, be careful not to size down so far that the lace becomes distorted across the bust.

Yarn: Sliver Moon Farm Superwash Merino Fingering 8 oz (100% Merino; 1120 yards/230g); 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) skeins, shown in Electric Blue; or for yarn substitutions approximately 625 (775, 900, 1100, 1275) yards of fingering weight yarn.

Other Materials: US 5 (3.75mm) 32” circular needle or size to match gauge; US 3 (3.25mm) 32” circular needle for hem, cuffs and I-cord; 2 additional US 3 (3.25mm) circular needles any length for tubular bind off; Stitch holder; Stitch markers 4 (6, 6, 8, 8) plus 2 removeable; Yarn needle; 3/8” buttons 4 (6, 6, 8, 8); Matching sewing thread and needle.

Gauge: 20 st and 32 rows/4” in Wisteria Lace pattern; after blocking. 28 st and 40 rows/4” in K1P1 Rib.

See it on Ravelry, to read more or purchase the pattern.   

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