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Oriel Lace Blouse

The simple silhouette shows off the lace; a high neck and flared sleeves add grace.

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A gently fitted silhouette and belled sleeves are the perfect foil for an intricate allover lace pattern of interlocking arches. A drapey, slightly variegated silk ribbon keeps the top light and airy. The close-fitting collar closes up the back with a row of small buttons.
Finished Size: 36 (40??, 44??, 49)" bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 36".
Yarn: Alchemy Yarns Silken Straw (100% silk; 236 yd [216 m]/40 g): #92W moonstone, 6 (6, 7, 8) skeins.
Yarn weight: #2 - Fine
Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4" in patt on size 5 needles after blocking; 1 patt rep = 2 3/16" wide and 3??" high on size 5 needles after blocking.
Needles: Sizes 8 (5 mm), 7 (4.5 mm), 6 (4 mm), 5 (3.75 mm), 3 (3.25 mm), and 2 (2.75 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Size C/2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook; seven 3/8" buttons; stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2007

SKU: EP0420

Author/Speaker/Editor: Shirley Paden-Bernstein

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

exchanging yarn for this project Review by christine paulino

The yarn is a silk on size five needle, the alternatives for that are to carefully swatch some other yarns til the desired gauge is achieved. The use of maybe a spun silk may work or a viscose. There is always a solution. Don't give up just because it is suggesting an expensive yarn. This is a lovely sweater: a silk blend or an angora maybe?

(Posted on 9/23/11)

Oriel lace blouse eProject Review by Carolyn Wilson

My problem with this project is that the only yarn recommended is very expensive. The cost of the yarn alone- without taxes or shipping or driving to the store- is about $180. So, it would be a $200 project. In these times, don't you think that is a bit over the top for us? Can't you put some other yarn in that would be ok, too? I realize that the expensive yarn is the best, but the only option for most of us is to skip making the blouse.

(Posted on 7/11/11)