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The concept for the HeartStrings Hug-Me-Tight Fan Lace Jacket Wrap was based on a vintage garment style. However, this design is updated with a modern-day relaxed fit and easy-knitting circular construction.
This clever wrap begins simply as a large piece of circular knitting. The magic is in the unique way of binding off to create a semi-fitted short jacket with rounded hemline. The result is similar to a bolero, except with a more feminine look, a softer shape and short sleeves.
The design features a lovely vintage-looking fan-shaped lace and twisted stitch pattern, self-trimmed edging and optional bead embellishment.
Sizes: P/S (M/L, XL), 72 (80, 88)" circumference
Yarn: 605 (785, 985) yards lace or light fingering weight yarn
Needles: US 5 - 32-40" length circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge, US 8 steel crochet hook or size that is small enough to fit through the holes in the beads
Gauge: One lace pattern stitch multiple = 4" wide, 32 rounds in lace pattern stitch = 4" long
Other materials: 200 (242, 288) size 6/0 seed beads; split eye or flexible eye needle to string beads
This pattern is available as a PDF download.