Lace Stitch Cami & Skirt

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Lace Stitch Cami & Skirt

designed by Kathy Perry
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This matching "cami" and skirt are a fitting (no pun intended!) outfit for the office or the restaurant.

XS
32" [81 cm]
19" [48 cm]
S
36" [91.5 cm]
20" [51 cm]
M
40" [101.5 cm]
20.5" [52 cm]
L
44" [112 cm]
21" [53.5 cm]
XL
48" [122 cm]
22" [56 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $8.65

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Size:

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  • XL
Bust
32" [81 cm]
Length
19" [48 cm]

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Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft | Select your Shade, Edit Color
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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 8/5mm
$3.95

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size H8/5mm
$2.20

Bent Tip Steel Yarn Needles

Sizes 13 & 16 2/Pkg
$2.50

Materials not included in this kit:

5 buttons.
Row counter.
Beads with large holes.
Beading needle and thread.

The materials for this project cost $8.65

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P2tog = purl two stitches together

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

WS = wrong side

yo = yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Bust
XS 32" [81 cm]
S 36" [91.5 cm]
M 40" [101.5 cm]
L 44" [112 cm]
XL 48" [122 cm]
Length
XS 19" [48 cm]
S 20" [51 cm]
M 20.5" [52 cm]
L 21" [53.5 cm]
XL 22" [56 cm]

MATERIALS

Cami
Simply Soft
SizesXSSMLXL 
Main Color (MC)
()
22334
Skirt
Simply Soft
SizesXSSMLXL 
Main Color (MC)
()
33333

GAUGE

In St st, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10 cm
In Eyelet patt, 16 sts and 22 rows = 4"/10 cm

INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

dcd (double centered decrease): Slip 2 sts together, knitwise to right-hand needle, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over knit-st.
k1-f/b (increase): Knit next st, then knit it through the back loop.
ssp (decrease): Slip 2 sts, one at a time, knitwise to right-hand needle, return sts to left-hand needle in turned position and purl them together through the back loops on WS.

KNIT STITCHES USED

Garter stitch (Garter st): Knit all sts every row.
Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit on RS, purl on WS.
Eyelet Pattern (Multiple of 8 sts + 3)

Also see Chart.

Row 1: K2, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1; rep from * across to last st, k1.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: K1, k2tog, *k1, yo, k3, yo, k1 +, dcd; rep from * across to last 3 sts, ending last rep at +, ssk, k1.
Rows 5, 9, 11 and 13: Knit.
Row 7: K5, *yo, ssk, k6; rep from * across, end last rep k4 instead of k6.
Row 14: Purl.

Rep Rows 1 – 14 for Eyelet patt.

 

CROCHET STITCHES USED

Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc): Insert hook in st indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.
Slip Stitch (slip st): Insert hook in the st indicated, yarn over and draw through both the st and the loop on the hook.
Picot Edging (multiple of 2 sts + 1)

Using crochet hook, join yarn with a slip st at seam.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around, join with a slip st in first st.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around, end ch 3, join with a slip st in first st. Fasten off.

 

NOTE

While working shaping in Eyelet patt, keep 1 st in St st at each side throughout; do not work eyelets (yarn over - inc) without a compensating dec (ssk, k2tog dcd); work sts in St st until enough sts have been inc’d to work the Eyelet sts.

 

BACK

Cast on 102 (118, 134, 150, 166) sts.

Ruffle
(RS) Beg Garter st; work even for 2 rows, end with a WS row.
(RS) Change to St st; work even until piece measures 4" from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Waist
(RS) *K2tog; rep from * across—51 (59, 67, 75, 83) sts rem.
(WS) Cont in St st, work even for 1 row.

Bodice
(RS) Change to Eyelet patt; work even for 6 rows, end with a WS row.

Shape Sides
(RS) Beg this row, inc 1 st each side then every 4 rows 7 times total as follows, working inc sts in patt as they become available: K1-f/b, work across to last 2 sts, k1-f/b, k1—65 (73, 81, 89, 97) sts.
Work even until piece measures 8 (81/2, 8 1/2, 8 1/2, 9)" from beg of Bodice, end with a WS row.

Shape Armholes
(RS) Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows—57 (63, 69, 75, 81) sts rem
(RS) Dec 1 st each side every other row 4 (5, 7, 8, 9) times—49 (53, 55, 59, 63) sts rem.
Work even until armhole measures 6 (6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2, 8)" from beg of shaping, end with a WS row. Place a marker (pm) each side of center 19 (21, 21, 23, 25) sts.

Shape Neck and Shoulders
Work across to first marker; join a second ball of yarn and bind off center sts; work to end—15 (16, 17, 18, 19) sts rem each side. Working both sides at the same time, at each neck edge, dec 1 st every row 4 times—11 (12, 13, 14, 15) sts rem each shoulder.
Work even until armhole measures 7 (7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9)" from beg of shaping.
Bind off rem sts.

 

LEFT FRONT

Cast on 54 (62, 70, 78, 86) sts.

Ruffle
(RS) Beg Garter st; work even for 2 rows, end with a WS row.
(RS) Change to St st; work even until piece measures 4" from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Waist
(RS) *K2tog; rep from * across—27 (31, 35, 39, 43) sts rem.
(WS) Conti in St st, work even for 1 row.

Bodice – Establish Pattern

Row 1 (RS) K2, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1; rep from * 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) more times, end k0 (4, 0, 4, 0), then k1 at center Front edge.
Cont as established, work even for 6 rows, end with a WS row.

Shape Sides
(RS) Beg this row, inc 1 st at armhole edge (beg of RS rows) every 4 rows 7 times as follows, working inc’d sts in patt as they become available: K1-f/b, work to end—34 (38, 42, 46, 50) sts.
Work even until piece measures 8 (81/2, 8 1/2, 8 1/2, 9)" from beg of Bodice, end with a WS row.

Shape Armhole and Neck
(RS) At armhole edge, bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts once, then dec 1 st every other row 4 (5, 7, 8, 9) times as for Back; AT THE SAME TIME, beg on first row of armhole shaping, at neck edge (end of RS rows, beg of WS rows) dec 1 st every 3 rows 13 (13, 13, 12, 12) times, then every other row 2 (3, 3, 5, 6) times as follows:
(RS) Work across to last 3 sts at neck edge, ssk, k1.
(WS) P1, ssp, work to end.W
ork even on rem 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) sts each shoulder until armhole measures 7 (7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9)" from beg of shaping. Bind off rem sts.

 

RIGHT FRONT

Cast on, work Ruffle and Waist shaping as for left Front—27 (31, 35, 39, 43) sts rem.

Bodice – Establish Pattern
(RS) At center Front edge, k1, then k0 (4, 0, 4), beg Eyelet patt and work to end.
Cont as est, work even for 6 rows, end with a WS row.

Shape Sides
Work incs as for left Front as follows:
(RS) Work across to last 2 sts, k1-f/b, k1—34 (38, 42, 46, 50) sts.
Work as for left Front to Armhole and Neck shaping

Shape Armhole and Neck
Work as for left Front, working first row of armhole shaping at beg of WS rows, rem decs at end of RS rows as for Back. Work neck shaping at beg of RS rows, end of WS rows as follows:
(RS) At neck edge, k1, k2tog, work to end.
(WS) Work across to last 3 sts at neck edge, p2tog, p1.W
ork even on rem 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) sts each shoulder until armhole measures 7 (7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9)" from beg of shaping. Bind off rem sts.



FINISHING

Sew shoulder and side seams. Pm for five buttonholes on right center Front above Ruffle first 1/2" above beg of Bodice, last at beg of neck shaping, rem 3 evenly spaced between.

Front Edging:
With RS facing, beg at lower right Front corner of Ruffle, using crochet hook, join yarn with a slip st to corner st.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc evenly up right center Front, along neck shaping Front and Back, and down left center Front to lower edge of Ruffle, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc up left Front to beg of neck shaping; change to Picot Edging, work along neck shaping Front and Back, ending at right Front; change to sc, work down right center Front, working buttonholes opposite markers as follows: *Sc to marker, [ch 2, skip 2 sc] for buttonhole; rep from * 4 times, sc to end of Ruffle.
Fasten off.

Armhole Edging:
With RS facing, beg at underarm seam, using crochet hook, join yarn with a slip st to corner st.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around armhole edge, join with a slip st to first st, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, work Picot Edging around, join with a slip st to first st.
Fasten off.

Belt
Using crochet hook and 2 strands of yarn held together, leaving a 12" tail at the beg (for beads), work a chain desired length for waist tie (see photo).
Fasten off, leaving a 12" tail. Thread Belt through the first row of Eyelets at waist (see photo).
Add beads to long tails, as desired, knotting the tail after each bead to secure bead.

 

Optional
Using sewing needle and thread, sew beads around neck edge, placing a bead in the center of each Picot.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

 

SKIRT INSTRUCTIONS

SKIRT FRONT & BACK (make 2)
Cast on 101 (105, 110) sts.

Shapes Sides:
Dec 1 st each side every 15 (16, 16) rows 9 times -- 83 (87, 92) sts. Work until piece measures 23 (24, 25)" from beg, end with a WS row. Dec 1 st each side on next row, then every 9 rows 6 times -- 69 (73, 78) sts. Cont until piece measures 32 (33, 34)" from beg or desired length.

Waistline Casing:
Work even in St st for 7 rows, end with a RS row. Knit next row on WS for turning ridge. (RS) Knit next row knitting the sts through the back loops. Cont in St st for 7 rows.
Bind off loosely.

 

FINISHING

Block pieces to measurements.
Whip stitch casings down. Sew one skirt side seam. Measure waist and cut a piece of elastic 1” larger. Thread elastic through casing overlapping ½”. Secure overlapped ends. Sew rem side seam.
Using crochet hook, work 1 row sc around bottom of skirt.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.