Somewhat later than planned, and with many and profuse apologies, we’re finally ready to proceed with the new Mystery Knitalong.Bronwyn’s Bodice is a lacy sleeveless top with ribbed neck and armbands, which can be knitted in a single yarn or two different yarns. The two yarns can be different colours of the same fibre/type, or different types altogether. My original was worked in 100g each of Alpaca Lace and Alpaca Silk Lace in shades of blue, one a little darker than the other. There are also options for adding beads to sections of the body and the lower edge.
The construction is worked in a seamless manner from the top down, with the back and front worked flat to the armholes from a provisional cast-on at the shoulders. The body is joined into the round with the addition of stitches for the underarm panels, and then worked to the hem in the round. To finish, stitches are picked up for neck and armbands. NO SHAPING is required - the design is created without increases or decreases at neck or armholes - making this an ideal garment for those who love to knit lace but are wary of shaping which interferes with the lace pattern. A little shaping is obtained by the use of ribbed sections at the body sides.
Finished measurements for small, medium and large are approximately 34, 38 and 42 inches, or 86, 96 and 107 cm. The top can be worn loose as a layering piece, or a little tighter next to the skin.
Clues will be released as follows:
Clue 1: Monday 30 November
Clue 2: Monday 7 December
Clue 3: Monday 14 December
Clue 4: Monday 21 December
Note: For those signing up by 21 December, the pattern is available at a reduced price of £1.50. After that, the price will increase to £3.50.