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Waning Lace


The Waning Lace yoke features an airy zigzag pattern that evolves into delicate lace-framed leaves. The lace fades asymmetrically into stockinette for both the body and the sleeves, and there are three sleeve options: half, three-quarter and long sleeve. The sweater is worked seamlessly and top-down, with a crew neckline to squeeze in as much lace as possible. Constructed entirely with yarn overs and basic increase and decrease stitches, the lace patterns are quite simple to work, and both chart and written instructions are provided. (Written instructions are not provided for the sleeves, however.)



All of my patterns are size inclusive.

XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Finished bust circumference: 32 (35.75, 39.5, 43.5, 47.75) (51.25, 55.5, 59.75, 63.25) in / 81 (91, 100, 110, 121) (130, 141, 152, 161) cm

Intended to fit with 0-2 in / 0-5 cm of positive ease. Size up for greater ease. Arms are fitted with 0-1 in / 0-2.5 cm of positive ease.

For reference, I am wearing the Small size and have a 36″ bust circumference.

Sizing is based on the measurements provided in the Women’s Size Chart on the Craft Yarn Counil website. If your size falls within the upper range for that size, you will have less ease. If it falls within the lower range, you will have greater ease.

Additional sizing info can be viewed in the Schematic pictured above.


25 stitches and 37 rows / 4 inches of stockinette with size US 4/3.50 mm needles BLOCKED (Stockinette and lace gauge may differ. Adjust needle size for the lace accordingly.)


  • US 2 / 2.75 mm needles for ribbing
  • US 4 / 3.50 mm needles for body


One unique BOR marker, 4 other markers, darning needle and scrap yarn for sleeves


Fuse Fiber Studio Fingering (100% Superwash Merino Wool 2-ply, 400 yards/skein)

Shown in the colorway Jasmine Green

3 (3, 4, 4, 4) (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins

960 (1100, 1280, 1450, 1630) (1910, 2110, 2340, 2510) yards

878 (1006, 1170, 1326, 1490) (1747, 1929, 2140, 2295) meters


Waning Lace has been test knitted and professionally tech edited.

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