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Could Anything Be Prettier

  • Could Anything Be Prettier was first published in the late 1930s and is knitted in an unusual combination of eyelet lace and stocking stitch. A separate frill - or jabot, is made which is attached to the centre front of the garment. The full short sleeves are knitted in the same contrasting stitch. The top is knitted in separate flat pieces which are then sewn together.

    Could Anything Be Prettier is knitted using Susan Crawford Fenella, a 2 ply (vintage 3ply weight) yarn, worsted spun for a soft handle. Exquisite for Fair Isle projects as well as textured and lace stitches. Could Anything Be Prettier is shown here in shade Columbine.

    Our model Theodora is shown wearing the first size.

    The pattern includes instructions for five sizes to fit chest measurements between 76cm (30in) and 122cm (48in) and contains clear written instructions plus a comprehensive schematic diagram and sizing chart.

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Fenella, 2 Ply, 100% British wool (125m / 136yds per 25g skein)

    6 (8, 9, 10, 12) skeins, shade Columbine

    Suggested needles
    1 pair 2.75mm (US 2) needles
    1 pair 3.25mm (US 3) needles
    1 pair 3.75mm (US 5) needles
    1 pair 5mm (US 8) needles
    3mm crochet hook

    28 sts and 39 rows = 10cm (4in) using 3.75mm needles over stitch pattern

    5 buttons
    Sewing needle and matching thread

  • Basic knit and purl stitches
    Simple lace stitches
    Unusual construction methods
    Sewing up

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