Named after Kaibara Ekken the father of botany in Japan is this flowery lace adorned A-line pullover with short sleeves. To allow the lace pattern to shine, the remaining pullover is worked in stockinette stitch. The pullover is knitted in pieces then seamed, for the ultimate fit, in the drapey and lustrous Como Silk from Handweavers Studio. Kaibara is made to be worn on a perfect summer’s day or at a party.
Yarn: The Handweavers Studio, Como Silk 4.5nm (100% Silk, 100 g, 350 m/382 yds). Sample is knitted in Poppy Red: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) spools; 1278 (1404, 1530, 1656, 1831, 1957, 2083, 2209, 2335) m.
Gauge: 17-st Lace repeat measures 8 cm/3.25” across after blocking. 23 sts and 34 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4” square after blocking.
Notes: The pullover is worked back and forth in pieces from bottom up and seamed. The lace repeat is the same for all sizes but not the number of reverse stocking stitch in between the lace panels; 2 for some sizes and 4 for other sizes.