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Lydia 2.0 is a newly graded and revamped version of my Lydia tank. It features a beautiful tubular cast on and lace pattern at the bottom (which is a modified version of a Hitomi Shida Japanese lace motif), with a cropped fit and a low v-neckline in the back. Perfect for summer, but great for layering in any occasion! Whether you prefer working flat and seaming or working in the round, reading lace charts or written instructions, this pattern has got you covered. So much love and time has gone into improving upon the original, and I truly hope you will enjoy making, wearing, and loving your new Lydia!
Intermediate level (but beginners welcome!)
Written in English and US terms
Skills to know: Tubular/provisional cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, twisted decreases and stitches, yarn over, three-needle bind off or kitchener stitch, and how to seam if applicable
You’ll need: US size 5 (3.75mm) needles (or size needed to obtain gauge, 16-40” circulars recommended), crochet hook for provisional cast on, waste yarn for cast on and to place stitches on hold, stitch markers, a cable or double pointed needle, and a tapestry needle
Yardage estimates sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) [7, 8, 9, 10] (11, 12, 13, 14): 275 (311, 354, 419, 475, 535) [606, 676,754, 828] (908, 994, 1087, 1183) yds / 252 (285, 324, 384, 435, 490) [555, 619, 690, 758] (831, 909, 994, 1082) m sport weight yarn or yarn that works up to gauge (see schematic for finished measurements)
Check out others' projects on Ravelry for more yarn/fiber/color inspiration!
You’ll receive a zip file including three separate PDF files - one with full instructions for working flat in panels, one with full instructions for working seamlessly in the round, and one that combines instructions for both methods into a single PDF.
These PDF files include:
Complete written instructions on how to knit Lydia 2.0 in 14 different sizes. Lots of options to fit your preference as well as opportunities to learn new techniques!
Both charted and written instructions for the lace pattern
Decrease charts to help when multiple decreases are worked simultaneously + a blank chart for those who may need/want to adjust the V-neck depth
Links to helpful tutorials, including the tubular cast on and twisted decreases
A short photo guide showing how I block Lydia
Notes on sizing:
This pattern is written for 14 sizes, ranging from 27-66 in/68.5-167.5 cm finished bust/waist. A majority of testers found that choosing a size with little to no ease/up to 3-4” negative ease) yielded the best fit. I would recommend at most about 2” positive ease. The original sample shows no ease at the bust and 3” positive ease at the waist. Lydia is designed to have a slightly cropped fit, but is easily customizable to fit your preference! Schematic with measurements included in the images section and pattern.
4”/10 cm = 22 sts/28 rows in (K7, P1TBL) repeat
3”/7 cm W x 6”/15 cm L = 16 sts x 46 rows in the charted lace pattern
Taken after wet blocking, using US size 5 (3.75mm) needles
All measurements are approximate and taken after blocking. Inches are rounded to the nearest 0.25 in and centimeters to the nearest 0.5 cm.
Please Note: This is a digital (zip/PDF) file, NOT a finished, physical product or supply. No refunds will be given on digital products due to their nature. You will receive a link to your digital file within 24 hours. If you do not receive the pattern file, please contact me and we'll get it straightened out.
Printing a physical copy for yourself? Be sure to select the 'Scale to Fit/Print Entire Image' option in your printer settings!
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**Lydia 2.0 is property of Courtney Little (Ivy & Autumn). Copyright © 2019. Lace modified from a Hitomi Shida lace motif. This pattern is for personal use only, and you may not redistribute, sell, or share this pattern in part or in whole, physically or electronically. You may, however, sell finished items you make using this pattern (in small quantities, with written consent via email from Courtney Little of Ivy & Autumn), and credit must be given for the design. A link back to this pattern is also greatly appreciated if selling online. You may not use any of the pattern or product photos for your own resale or commercial purposes.**