Lacy Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 3)
Note: The yarn-overs in this Stitch pattern provide the extra yarn needed to produce the 'eyelets' on each side of the slipped st, and to allow the slipped st to become elongated as it is slipped; they are not worked as sts. On Rows 3 and 6 the yarn-over strands are incorporated into the slipped st as it is worked.
Row 1 (RS): K3, * yo, slip 1, yo, k3; repeat from * across.
Row 2: P3, * yo, slip [first yo and next st, drop remaining yo], yo, p3; repeat from * across.
Row 3: K3, * knit slipped st, k3; repeat from * across.
Row 4: P3, * yo, slip1, yo, p3; repeat from * across.
Row 5: K3, * yo, slip [first yo and next st, drop remaining yo, yo, k3; repeat from * across.
Row 6: P3, * purl slipped st, p3; repeat from * across.
Repeat Rows 1 – 6 for Lace Rib.
Single crochet (sc), for edging
Fabric is very flexible; garment is designed to be loose fitting.
Loosely cast on 67 (75, 83, 91, 99) sts.
(RS) Begin Lacy Rib; work even until piece measures 14 (14 1/2, 14 1/2, 15, 15)" from beginning, end with (RS) Row 3 or (WS) Row 6 of Lacy rib.
Change to St st on all sts; if ending on Row 3 (Row 6), work even for 1 (2) row(s), end with a WS row.
(RS) Bind off 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts at beginning of next 2 rows - 63 (69, 75, 81, 87) sts remain.
Dec 1 st each side every other row 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times as follows:
(RS) K2, k2tog, work across to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 55 (59, 63, 67, 71) sts remain.
Work even until armhole measures 7 (7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9)" from beginning of shaping, end with a WS row.
Bind off all sts loosely.
Cast on and work as for Back until armhole measures 3 (3 1/2, 4, 4 1/2, 5)" from beginning, end with a WS row—55 (59, 63, 67, 71) sts remain; place a marker each side of center 11 sts.
(RS) Work across to first marker; join a second ball of yarn and bind off center sts; work to end—22 (24, 26, 28, 30) sts remain each side.
Working both sides at same time, at each neck edge, bind off 3 sts once, 2 sts once, then dec 1 st every other row 5 times—12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts remain for shoulder.
Sew shoulder and side seams.
With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn with a slip st at shoulder seam.
Ch 1, work 1 row sc evenly around neck edge, join with a slip st to first st.