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pattern by Fiddlesticks Knitting
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Bellissma combines the coziness of a cable-knit sweater with the elegance of lace in a flattering swing shape. Body and sleeves are knit in the round to the yoke where they are joined, then the yoke continues in the round to finish at the neck. Only the small seams at the underarms require sewing. Features Japanese knitting stitch patterns.

NOTE: Fiddlesticks Knitting Patterns use charts.
Recommended for Intermediate lace knitters.

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SKU: fp-Bellissima pattern Categories: ,

Recommended yarn: DK yarn, each ball 50g is 105 metres / 114 yds. Sample knit with 50% silk, 50% merino wool DK.

Knitted measurements: at bust after blocking and number of 50-gram balls required:
Size 1: 34 inches – 13 balls
Size 2: 38 inches – 14 balls
Size 3: 42.5 inches – 15 balls
Size 4: 46.75 inches – 17 balls
Size 5: 51 inches – 19 balls

3.5 mm (US 4) 32-inch circular needles for body
3.5 mm (US 4) 24-inch circular needles for body
3.5 mm (US 4) double-pointed needles or two 16-inch to 24-inch circular needles for sleeves
or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge: in garter stitch eyelet pattern: 4 inches = 20 stitches and 40 rows

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Pick up your needles with confidence with Fiddlesticks Knitting patterns!
Dorothy Siemens is meticulous with her pattern writing and charting so that you can pick up your needles with confidence.
Her detailed instructions will expertly guide you through even the most complex lace knitting patterns – for stunningly beautiful results!

Note that all Fiddlesticks Knitting yarns have been discontinued, but you can find suggestions for substitutions at YarnSub

Dorothy designs with you in mind …

Spend more time knitting and less in prep and technical research

  • large, easy-to-use charts – no need to photocopy and enlarge to read
  • photos and explanations of more complex stitches or finishing techniques books

Details, details, details = successful knitting

  • detailed colour photographs clearly show the knitting
  • well-written instructions are easy to follow (note most lace knitting patterns are charted)
  • sizing instructions and many charts are colour-coded to make it easy to find your size and keep your place