Amy Herzog Designs
Amy Herzog Designs Lucette
Lucette is a fitted scoop neck sweater with beaded lace trim.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Final Measurements: Bust sizes measure 33 (37.5, 39.5, 42, 44, 46, 50.5)”
Length from hem to shoulder: 23.25 (23.75, 24.5, 24.75, 25, 25.25, 25.25)”
Yarn: Sublime Soya Cotton DK (120 yds/50g ball) shown in color 80; 7 (8, 9, 9 10, 11, 12) balls for short sleeve version and 8 (10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) balls for long sleeve version.
Pattern requires approximately 787 (902, 976, 1055, 1131, 1243, 1355) yards for the short-sleeved version and approximately 959 (1107, 1201, 1296, 1410, 1540, 1638) yds for the long-sleeved version.
Beads: If using optional beads, you will need approximately 242 (270, 288, 306, 322, 338, 354) for the short-sleeved version and approximately 226 (246, 256, 274, 282, 290, 314) for the long-sleeved version.
Gauge: 22 stitches and 32 rows = 4" in St st, blocked
Needles: US 5
Pattern Notes: This fitted scoop neck pullover is trimmed in English Mesh Lace, with optional beads. It is knit in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed together. The collar is picked up and knit in the round, using smaller needles for half of one lace repeat to pull the neckline in. The sleeves are set in, and vertical darts (also known as princess seams) are used for waist shaping.
With minor alterations, Lucette can flatter a variety of body types. Depending on where on the wearer’s body the hem falls, Lucette can look good as written on top-heavy, proportional, or bottom-heavy shapes. The lace at the hem could easily be eliminated if desired (and replaced with a sewn hem). The deep scoop neck especially flatters a larger bust.
Princess seams allow for extremely flexible shaping, customized to fit your body. Should you desire less waist shaping than specified, you can either omit the shaping rows entirely, or omit only the shaping on the front of the sweater. Omitting only the front shaping (or using a smaller amount of shaping on the front) can provide a very nice fit on the small of the back without stretching the sweater too tight in the waist. Bustier women can accommodate their needs by performing more increases on the front of the sweater, and not in the back. This creates vertical bust darts that are exceedingly flattering. The extra stitches increased can be decreased into the neckline.
As with all sweaters, carefully examine the pattern schematic before you knit to note potential modifications. I’ve written this up in 7 sizes, from 33? to 50.5? in the bust. I think it looks best with 0? ease in the bust, and 1-2? positive ease in the waist. In the pictures, I’m wearing the sweater with 1? ease in the bust and about 3? of positive ease in the waist.
- Amy Herzog
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