There's something satisfying about knitting something that is seemingly complex, but comes together quickly and simply. Jordan, a tunic perfectly suited for layering for spring, summer, or evening wear, is just one of those items.
If you are new to lace, don't be afraid. The two lace patterns that compose this pattern are basic and easily memorized. I recommend that, when you initially cast on, to place a marker every 11 stitches to keep your place. And even though the stitch multiples switch between 11 stitches and 9 stitches, you never have to rearrange the stitch markers.
Yarn selection is of the utmost importance with this pattern. Why? The multiple of stitches switch between 11 and 9 stitches meaning, if you don't use a fiber that has linen-like qualities and will block out perfectly, you'll end up with a ripply body. Other good fibers include linen blends, hemp and hemp blends, and silk and silk blends.
XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X-Large, 2X-Large, 3X-Large)
32.5 (34.75, 37, 39.25, 41.75, 44, 48.75, 51)” chest
Size shown: x-small, with 1.5” negative ease
Louet Sales Euroflax Sport Weight Linen (100% linen / 270 yds / 100g); #36 Natural, 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) hanks
One 29” long or longer circular (circ) needle size US 5 (3.75mm)
Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge
Stitch markers, tapestry needle
19 sts and 22 rows = 4” in St st
Note: Yarn choice is extremely important for this pattern. The fiber must have substantial drape to avoid puckering or rippling between lace patterns. If subbing yarn, choose a similar weight yarn made up of fibers like linen, hemp or silk that will block out evenly.
Advanced beginner. Easy-to-memorize stitch patterns with yarnovers, increases and decreases. Both written-out instructions and charts are included.
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