Winter Lace Sweater


Working in an office with a dress code sometimes makes it difficult to sport handmade knits. Colourful socks only work when hidden in boots and sweaters must be the absolute opposite of a Weasley jumper. Starting a new job had me rethinking my wardrobe and recently I’ve been inspired to design elegant sweaters that work both with pants and high-waist skirts. Winter Lace achieves just that.

It will work best with light solid or semi-solid colours, which beautifully highlight the lace details around the yoke and arms. The tight gauge helps this sweater remain warm despite the lace details and gives it structure, which can sometimes be lacking in yoke sweaters.

Despite being named after winter, the initial sample was designed and knitted under extreme summer heat in Japan. I like to think that the heat, which made me dream of air conditioning, and the overall aesthetics of Japan helped give the design an airy feel and minimalist look.

Difficulty Moderate
Due date 2019-01-31
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Teasable
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Pattern source (brand and/or designer) Charlotte Bory Designs
Spots available 9
Gauge 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” = 28 sts x 45 rows in st st
Charted or written pattern Both
Sizes required (3,4)5,6
Skills required

Intermediate lace knitting skills

Chart reading

Knitting in the round


Finished measurements

Sizes 1,2(3,4)5,6

Neck circumference: 40,40(46,46)50,50 cm / 16,16(18¼,18¼)20,20”

Yoke circumference: 120,126(137,154)164,182 cm / 48,50½(54¾,61¾)65¾,72¾”

Bust circumference: 91,96(101,111)121,131 cm / 36¼,38¼ (40¼,44¼)48¼,52¼”

Body length: 33.5,34(34.5,35)35.5,35.5 cm / 13¼,13½(14,14)14¼,14¼”

Upper sleeve circumference: 32.5,32.5(35,40)44,48 cm / 13,13(14,15.5)17.5,19”

Wrist circumference: 19,19(20,21)22,24 cm / 7½,7½(8,8½)9,9½”

Sleeve length: 47.5,47.5(48.5,48.5)49.5,49.5 cm / 19,19(19¼,19¼)19¾,19¾”

Construction type Seamless, top down, yoke, in the round
Required or recommended yarn Fingering weight yarn (superwash worsted spun wool is recommended)
Tools required

Circular needles 2.75 mm / US2 – 80cm / 32”


Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the tester
  • Follow the pattern: follow it to the letter, don’t make any mods. The idea is to know whether or this this, as it is, will work for most.

  • Comment: Using the comment feature, point out any error or comment on any wording that you find unclear, don’t hesitate to make suggestions for improvement. You can also comment to check in every week.

  • Chat: Feel free to use the chat feature too to communicate on anything not relevant to the pattern quality (“I’m enjoying this, love the lace” or “I’m losing steam… this stockinette is getting boring”). These conversations are not saved and the feature is only available when multiple people are viewing the doc simultaneously.

  • Project page: upon completion of your sample you’ll have to create a Ravelry project page containing at least needle size used, total yardage used, yarn used, size made and photos of the FO worned

  • Confidentiality: no revealing photo on social media before end of test, no partial or total sharing of the content of the pattern

  • Reliability: if for any reason you need to stop this test let me know ASAP

Rewards from the designer
  • 36-hour response to your questions and concerns

  • Compensation: upon successful completion of the test (sample + ravelry project page) you will be eligible to receive

    • any 2 patterns of mine or 1 pattern of your choice on ravelry for a maximum value of $10/€10

    • A copy of the final pattern and a second one to the person of your choice

  • Priority for future tests

  • Obviously, my gratitude :)


The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.

Completed yoke
Separated for the sleeves
Completed body
Completed sleeves



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