Ninian by Gudrun Johnston is a simple and versatile sweater knit in laceweight yarn and featuring a well known Shetland lace pattern. It is worked from the bottom up in one piece separating at the underarms to work the back and front flat. Stitches are then picked up from the armhole and short rows are used to shape the sleeve cap.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Skill level: Intermediate
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Finished measurements: 29.25 (31.75, 34.25, 37.25, 41, 45.25)
Yarn: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) balls of Shibui Cima (70% superbaby alpaca, 30% fine merino wool; 328 yds/300m; 1.76oz/50g)
Needle: US 5 (3.75mm) 24” or 32” circular needle, set of US 4 (3.5mm) dpns
Gauge: 26 stitches and 38 rounds = 4" in Lace Pattern with US 5 (3.75mm) needle, 31 stitches and 38 rounds = 4 “ in St st with US 4 (3.5mm) needle