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"It was pleasant to wake up in Florence, to open the eyes upon a bright bare room, with a floor of red tiles which look clean though they are not . . . It was pleasant, too, to fling wide the windows, pinching fingers in unfamiliar fastenings, to lean out into sunshine with beautiful hills and trees and marble churches opposite, and, close below, the Arno, gurgling against the embankment of the road."

In E.M. Forester’s A Room with a View, Miss Lucy Honeychurch travels to Florence, and despite the vexing interference of her dismal cousin Charlotte, manages by the end of the story to find adventure and true love.

Like the original Miss Honeychurch, this hemp sweater looks more delicate than it really is. The yarn can be machine washed and thrown in the dryer and it only gets softer and more comfortable to wear--perfect for a trip to Italy or just as a pick-me-up after a rainy spring. It is worked in one piece from the top down, with lovely textures, unexpected side cables and quirky picot edging. The three-quarter-length sleeves add a playful touch and the swingy A-line shape is flattering on many figures.

SIZE

XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size M)

 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest: 28.25[32, 35.75, 39.5, 44.25, 48, 51.75] inches;
Length: 17[19.5, 21.5, 23, 25, 25.75, 27.5] inches

 
MATERIALS
spacer Hemp for Knitting AllHemp6 [100% hemp; 165yd/150m per 100g skein]; color: Pearl; 5[6, 6, 7, 8 ,9, 9] skeins

Recommended needle size:
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For larger sizes, a 32-inch US #6/4mm circular needle is also recommended; it will be more comfortable to use when working the yoke and lower body.

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GAUGE

17 sts / 27 rows = 4 inches in Relaxed Rib pattern using larger needle, after blocking

 
PATTERN NOTES
[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
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Instructions for the Cable Cast On can be found here.

Left Cable (Worked over 5 sts):
Rounds 1-8: K2, p1, k2.
Round 9: Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work, [k2, p1] from left needle, k2 from cable needle.
Repeat these 9 rounds for Left Cable.

Right Cable (Worked over 5 sts):
Rounds 1-8: K2, p1, k2.
Round 9: Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold to back of work, k2 from left needle, [p1, k2] from cable needle.
Repeat these 9 rounds for Right Cable.

Relaxed Rib Pattern (Worked over an odd number of sts):
Round 1: [P1, k1] to last st, p1.
Rounds 2-3: K all sts.
Repeat these 3 rounds for Relaxed Rib Pattern.

M1L (left-leaning increase): Insert left needle, from front to back, under strand of yarn that runs between last stitch on left needle and first stitch on right needle; knit this stitch through back loop. 1 stitch increased.

M1R (right-leaning increase): Insert left needle, from back to front, under strand of yarn that runs between last stitch on left needle and first stitch on right needle; knit this stitch through front loop. 1 stitch increased.

Picot Bind Off: BO 4 sts knitwise, [slip last st on right needle back to left needle, CO 1 st using cable cast on method, BO 5 sts knitwise] until 4 or fewer sts remain; BO remaining sts until 1 st remains on right needle, CO 1 st, BO remaining 2 sts.

Neckline Picot Bind Off: BO 3 sts knitwise, [slip last st on right needle back to left needle, CO 1 st using cable cast on method, BO 4 sts knitwise] until 3 or fewer sts remain; BO remaining sts until 1 st remains on right needle, CO 1 st, BO remaining 2 sts.

Blocking:
Information about blocking lace can be found here and here.


DIRECTIONS
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YOKE
Using larger 16-inch circular needle, CO 64[72, 76, 84, 88, 96, 104] sts. Place marker and join to begin working in the round, being careful not to twist [use the stitch marker which is different from the others].

As yoke is worked, switch to longer circular needle when necessary.

Set-up Round: K21[23, 25, 29, 31, 35, 39] for front, place marker, k11[13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13] for left sleeve, place marker, k21[23, 25, 29, 31, 35, 39] for back, place marker, k11[13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13] for right sleeve.

Increase Round: [Kfb, k to 1 st before marker, kfb] four times. 8 sts increased.

Next Round: [K1, p1] to end.

Repeat these 2 rounds 17[20, 23, 25, 29, 31, 33] times more. 208[240, 268, 292, 328, 352, 376] sts: front and back each have 57[65, 73, 81, 91, 99, 107] sts, each sleeve has 47[55, 61, 65, 73, 77, 81] sts.

Note: When working dividing round, you will be directed to cast on sts at each underarm. Cast on these sts using the cable cast on method (see Pattern Notes), as follows: before casting on sts, turn work so WS is facing. CO sts as directed, then turn work so that RS is facing again before proceeding.

Dividing Round: K to first marker, remove marker, slip last st worked to left needle, place marker on right needle, slip st back to right needle; place next 47[55, 61, 65, 73, 77, 81] sts (all sts to next marker) on waste yarn for left sleeve, remove marker, CO 3 sts, k1, place marker (5 sts between markers); k to next marker, remove marker, slip last st worked to left needle, place marker on right needle, slip st back to right needle; place next 47[55, 61, 65, 73, 77, 81] sts (all sts to end-of-round marker) on waste yarn for right sleeve, remove marker, CO 3 sts, k1, place marker (5 sts between markers). 120[136, 152, 168, 188, 204, 220] sts.

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LOWER BODY
Next Round: Work in Relaxed Rib Pattern to first marker, work Left Cable, work in Relaxed Rib Pattern to third marker, work Right Cable.
This round sets pattern for lower body.

Continue in pattern until work measures approx. 6.5[7, 8.5, 8.5, 8.5, 8.5, 8.5] inches from Dividing Round, ending with Round 1 of Relaxed Rib Pattern.

Note: When shaping lower body, two increase rounds are worked at a time, one right after the other. This is done to maintain the stitch pattern.

Increase Round: [P1, M1L, work in pattern to 1 st before marker, M1R, p1, work next round of cable pattern] twice.

Repeat Increase Round.

Work 7 rounds in pattern.

Repeat these 9 rounds 1[1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2] times more. 136[152, 168, 192, 212, 228, 244] sts.

Continue in pattern until work measures 10.75[12.5, 13.5, 14.5, 15.5, 15.5, 16.5] inches from underarm or 0.5 inch shorter than desired length.

Next Round: Using smaller long circular needle, [p1, (k1, p1) to marker, k2, p1, k2] twice.
Repeat this round twice more. BO all sts using Picot Bind Off.

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LEFT SLEEVE
Place held sts of left sleeve on 16-inch circular needle. With RS facing and beginning at right edge of CO underarm sts, pick up and k 5 sts (1 st in each CO st and 1 st at each edge), place marker, work 47[55, 61, 65, 73, 77, 81] sts of sleeve in Relaxed Rib, place marker to indicate beginning of round, join to work in the round. 52[60, 66, 70, 78, 82, 86] sts.

Work 7 rounds in pattern, working Left Cable over 5 sts between markers and Relaxed Rib over all other sts.

End with Round 1 of Relaxed Rib Pattern.

Note: When shaping sleeve, two decrease rounds are worked at a time, one right after the other. This is done to maintain the stitch pattern. Switch to double-point needles when necessary.

Decrease Round: Work next round of cable pattern, p1, k2tog, work in pattern to 3 sts before marker, ssk, p1.

Repeat Decrease Round.

Work 7 rounds in pattern.

Repeat these 9 rounds 3[4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5] times more, then work Decrease Round twice more. 32[36, 38, 42, 50, 54, 58] sts.

Continue in pattern until sleeve measures 7.5[8.75, 8.75, 10.25, 10.25, 10.75, 10.75] inches from underarm, or 1.25 inches less than desired length.

Next Round: Work next round of cable pattern, work 3[4, 2, 4, 2, 4, 3] sts in pattern, m1, [work 7[6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8] sts in pattern, m1] 3[4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6] times, work in pattern to end of round. 36[41, 44, 48, 57, 61, 65] sts.

Next Round: Work next round of cable pattern, work 3[4, 2, 4, 2, 4, 3] sts in pattern, m1, [work 8[7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9] sts in pattern, m1] 3[4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6] times, work in pattern to end of round. 40[46, 50, 54, 64, 68, 72] sts.

Work 3 more rounds in pattern.
Next Round: [K2, p1] twice, (k1, p1) to end of round.
Repeat this round twice more. BO all sts using Picot Bind Off.

RIGHT SLEEVE
Work as for left sleeve, working Right Cable instead of Left Cable.

FINISHING

Neckband:
Using smaller short circular needle, with RS facing and beginning at right back corner of neckline, pick up and k 21[23, 25, 29, 31, 35, 39] sts along back neckline, place marker, 11[13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13] sts along top of left sleeve, place marker, 21[23, 25, 29, 31, 35, 39] sts along front neckline, place marker, 11[13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13] sts along top of right sleeve. 64[72, 76, 86, 88, 96, 104] sts. Place marker to indicate beginning of round and join to work in the round.

K 1 round.

Next Round: [K2tog, k to 2 sts before marker, ssk, slip marker] four times.

Repeat this round once more. 48[56, 60, 70, 72, 80, 88] sts.

BO all sts using Neckline Picot Bind Off.
Weave in ends. Wet block for best results.

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ABOUT THE DESIGNER
designernameBlank Cheryl Niamath lives and knits in Vancouver, Canada. Her designs Fetching, Dashing, Wisp and Percy have appeared in previous issues of Knitty. Her work has also appeared in Knitscene, Interweave Knits and Knotions.

See more of her designs and get pattern help at her website.
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