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Hug-Me-Tight Fan Lace Jacket Wrap
HeartStrings knitting pattern #H16
The concept for this cover-up was based on a vintage garment style. However, this design is updated with a modern-day relaxed fit and easy-knitting circular construction.
This clever wrap begins simply as a large piece of circular knitting. The magic is in the unique way of binding off to create a semi-fitted short jacket with rounded hemline. The result is similar to a bolero, except with a more feminine look, a softer shape and short sleeves. The design features a lovely fan-shaped lace and twisted stitch pattern, self-trimmed edging and a touch of beads to complete the understated look of this gracious garment.
Shown in Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere, colorway #35 Sterling.
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Sized for petite/small, medium/large and extra-large. Lace weight or light fingering weight yarn. Knitting needles size US 5 (3.75 mm) suggested. Size 6/0 (4 mm) glass seed beads.
Pattern has 3 pages. 5 photos. Charted and written stitch instructions.
Stitch skills needed: knit, purl, knit 1 stitch through back loop, knit 2 stitches together, knit 2 stitches together through back loops, purl 2 stitches together, yarn over.
Special technique write-ups included in pattern: bead placement with crochet hook, stringing beads and sliding into place, slip slip knit (ssk), slip slip purl (ssp), knit-through decrease, 3-needle bind off
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