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Lacy Summer Top

Designed by Judy Lamb

Sized to fit 33" chest.

Materials: 9 oz. Sport Weight Yarn, size 6 knitting needles, cable needle.

Patterns stitches were taken from Barbara Walkers Treasuries of Knitting Patterns.

Gauge: 5 sts/in. and 7 rows/inch in stockinette stitch.

Honeybee Lace Pattern:
(A p1, k2, yo, ssk, p1)
(B k1, p2, yo, p2tog, k1)
Row 1: B, *p5, p2tog, p6, B: rep from *.
Row 2: A, *k4, k2tog, yo, ssk, k4, A; rep from *.
Row 3: B, * p3, p2tog-b, drop the yo from previous row off needle, (yo) twice, p2 tog, p3, B: rep from *.
Row 4: A, * k2, k2tog, drop yos from previous row off needle, (yo) three times, ssk, k2, A; rep from *.
Row 5: B, *p1, p2tog-b, drop yos from previous row off needles, (yo) four times, p2 tog, p1, B; rep from *.
Row 6: A, *k2tog, drop yos from previous row off needle, cast on 4 sts to right hand needle, k1 under 4 loose strands of dropped yos, then yo, and k1 again under the 4 loose strands, cast on 4 sts, ssk, A; rep from *.

Cluster Cable
BKC sl 2 sts to dpn and hold in back, k2, then k2 from dpn.
BC sl 1 st to dpn and hold in back, k2, then p1 from dpn.
FC sl 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, p1, then k2 from dpn.
RT right twist LT left twist
SBC sl 1 st to dpn and hold in back, k1, then p1 from dpn.
SFC sl 1 st to dpn and hold in front, p1, then k1 from dpn.

Row 1(wrong side): k6, p4, k6.
Row 2: p6, BKC, p6.
Row 3(and all other wrong side rows): knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts.
Row 4: p5, BC, FC, p5.
Row 6: p4, BC, p2, FC, p4.
Row 8: p4, RT, p4, LT, p4.
Row 10: p3, SBC, SFC, p2, SBC, SFC p3.
Row 12: p2, (SBC, p2 SFC) twice, p2.
Row 14: p2, k1, p4, k2, sl the two knit sts to cable needle and wrap yarn around sts 6 times and slip them back to right hand needle then p4, k1, p2.
Row 16: p2 (SFC, p2, SBC) twice, p2.
Row 18: p3, SFC, SBC, p2, SFC, SBC, p3.
Row 20: p4, LT, p4, RT, p4.
Row 22: p4, FC, p2, BC, p4.
Row 24: p5, FC, BC, p5.
Row 26: same as row 2.
Row 28: p6, k4, p6.

Directions:

Back: Cast on 94 sts. First row: k1, (k2tog, yo) across, ending k1. Next row: Knit.

Set up pattern as follows: Work moss stitch over 9sts, k1(to be purled on wrong side rows), row 2 of Cluster Cable, k1(to be purled on wrong side rows), moss st over next 8 sts, start with row 2 of Honeybee pattern, moss stitch over next 8 sts, k1 (to be purled on wrong side rows), row 2 of Cluster cable, k1 (to be purled on wrong side rows), then moss stitch over remaining 9 sts.

Work in set pattern until piece measures 12 inches. Start sleeve shaping: Inc 1 stitch each side of next 4 right side rows. Work one row even.

Cast on two sts at beg on next 18 rows (138 sts). Once all sts have been cast on, work in a four-stitch cable at each end as follows : A purl stitch at the very edge, then the four stitch cable crossed every fourth row, p1, k1. (Pattern will be reversed on opposite side).

Work even until piece measures 21 inches, and ending with row 1 of Honeybee pattern. Bind off 51 sts at beg of next two rows and put center sts on a stitch holder.

Front:

Work same as Back until piece measures 18 inches (ending with row 1 of Honeybee pattern). Place center 22 sts on a stitch holder, and shape each side separately as follows: Dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 3 times, then every other row 4 times. Work even until piece measures 21 inches. Bind off.

Sew Right Shoulder seam.

Neckband: Pick up 17 sts down left front neck, knit across 22 sts on front stitch holder, pick up 17 sts along right front neck, then knit 36 sts from back stitch holder.
Row 1: knit.
Row 2: k1, (k2 tog, yo) across, ending k1.
Row 3: Bind off knitwise.
Sew Left Shoulder seam and neckband.

Armbands: Pick up 62 sts at bottom of each sleeve and work same three rows of neckband.

Sew side and sleeve seams.