Lacy Beach Cover Up

 

This garment is a sideways knit of 4 pieces.  I would choose a Thread Lace pattern that looks fine when turned on its side when stitching the garment together. This is a loose-fitting garment so as long as your gauge is pretty close, it should still fit.

  • Machine: Standard Gauge
  • Yarn: 1 strand 2/24 yarn and 2 ends of serger thread of a close matching color
  • Tension: 4
  • Gauge: 7.75 sts & 12.25 R’s = 1”
  • Sizes: S/M: 28 – 38” (L/XL: 40 – 46”; 2/4X: 48 – 62”)

Lower part of garment: Make 2

  • Over 132N’s (132 N’s; 140 N’s) cast on with WY and ravel cord; COR
  • Thread same side of mast with the 1 strand 2/24 and the 2 serger thread ends together
  • RC 000
  • K 24 R
  • Hang hem from WY
  • Separate the 2 ends of serger thread from the yarn and insert threads in the other side of mast
  • Prepare your machine for thread lace patterning using the 2 serger ends as the other yarn; Set your machine to stitch stockinette approx. 7 sts wide on the left-hand side by using cams or setting electronic machine
  • RC 000
  • As you are knitting the length needed, on left side only: make an eyelet at RC 10, then every 20 R’s by moving the st on left N#5 to N#6; make sure to leave N in work
  • K 299 R (339 R; 379 R) COL
  • Shut off patterning
  • Remove serger threads from carriage; put them back in the same side of the mast as the yarn
  • K 1
  • Mark R’s by putting EON to hold, carr to hold; K 1 R; Remove hold setting; set carr to slip back to the right; K 1 R; remove settings
  • RC 000
  • K 23 more R
  • Hang hem from row that you marked
  • Turn tension to loose as possible; K 1 R
  • Loop through a loop bind off; Remove WY

Upper part of garment: Make 2

  • Over 102N’s (102 N’s; 110 N’s) cast on with WY and ravel cord; COR
  • Thread same side of mast with the 1 strand 2/24 and the 2 serger thread ends together
  • RC 000
  • K 24 R
  • Hang hem from WY
  • Separate the 2 ends of serger thread from the yarn and thread in the other side of the mast
  • Prepare your machine for thread lace patterning using the 2 serger ends as the other yarn
  • RC 000
  • K 421 R (461 R; 501 R) COR
  • Shut off patterning
  • Remove serger threads from carriage; put them back in the same side of the mast as the yarn
  • K 1
  • Mark R’s by putting EON to hold; carr to hold; K 1 R; Remove hold setting; set carr to slip back to the right; K 1 R; remove settings
  • RC 000
  • K 23 more R
  • Hang hem from row that you marked
  • Turn tension to loose as possible; K 1 R
  • Loop through a loop bind off; Remove WY

I-cord:

  • 2; RC 000; Use the yarn and 2 serger ends in same side of mast
  • E-wrap over 5 N on the bed so the carriage goes past the row counter
  • Set carriage to slip in one direction
  • K 875 R (1000 R; 1150 R); remove from machine

Make Up:

  • Steam block all pieces to size as follows: Lower pieces 26” X 17” (29” X 17”; 32” X 18”); Upper pieces 36” X 13” (39” X 13”; 42” X 14”)
  • For lower hem of garment pieces: I-cord Edging (or use your favorite method)
    • 2: Using the yarn and 2 serger ends in same side of mast, e-wrap on over 5 N’s; K 2 R
    • Take garment hem edge, knit side facing you; hang the first st on left most N of your 5 sts; K 2 R; *Hang next st on the same N; K 2 R*; Repeat * to * to end of piece; Stitch beginning and ending of I-cord to hem sides
    • Repeat on hem of other piece
  • Mattress st or sew on sewing machine: pieces are laid sideways
    • Taking a lower piece with the eyelets to the top, attach an upper part along that long side – centering bottom onto top part so that there is approx. 5 inches on either side of the top part – it makes the sleeves; repeat with other 2 pieces
  • Mattress st or sew on sewing machine:
    • Sew shoulder and top of sleeve leaving approx. an 11” neck opening; let neck edge roll
    • Sew the approx. 5 inches under the sleeves; do NOT sew the sides of the garment shut unless desired
  • Weave I-cord through the eyelets so the tie is in front
  • Weave in all ends

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