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Zylphia Pilots Her Airship

Zylphia only looks soft, sweet and demure. She pilots her own airship and smuggles opium in the hold.

This sweater is worked bottom up, in the round, with waist shaping and a modified yoked construction. The central lace panel consists of honeybee lace, faggoting and arrowhead lace – all vintage lace patterns.

The ¾ length sleeves feature a honeybee lace panel on the lower sleeve. Three rounds of Vikkel braid separate the upper and lower sleeves.
Thread a ribbon through the picot neckline to adjust the neck.

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NOTE:  Dropping the YOs from the previous row applies only to those YOs associated with the Honeybee stitch.

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To Fit: XS(S, M, L, XL, XXL)

Finished Sizes: Bust: 30 (34.5, 38, 42.5, 46, 50.5)” (76.5 (87.5, 97, 108, 117, 128) cm)

The Sanguine Gryphom ‘Eidos’, 4 oz/390yd, 100% merino wool, (3(4, 4, 5, 5, 6)) skeins, Cleinias.

Size US4/ 3.5mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. Recommend total of 3; one per sleeve and one for body of sweater. Alternatively DPNs can be used for the sleeves.


26 sts and 38 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st, using US4/ 3.5mm needles
Using US4/ 3.5mm needles:
Small Honeybee lace panel = 2.5” (6.5 cm) wide and ¾” (2 cm) tall unstretched.
Large Honebee lace panel = 7” (18 cm) wide and ¾” (2 cm) tall unstretched.

Ribbon: Approx 2 yds 1/8” wide ribbon to run through eyelets at neck
Stitch Holders (4) (or waste yarn, extra circular cables, or extra circular needles)
Stitch Markers (minimum 2)
Tapestry Needle

Special Construction Notes
This sweater is knit in the round from the bottom up. The sleeves are knit in the round cuff up and joined to the main body of the sweater. The remainder of the sweater is worked in one piece using yoked decreasing modified to work with the center lace panels.

Skills needed: Knitting in the round, lace. A sense of adventure and daring.

ERRATA:  Chart error on 041812 version.  For large chart stitch 26, 2nd row should be a no stitch.  For the small chart, stitch 13, 2nd row should be a no stitch.  Written directions correct.  Corrected PDF uploaded to Ravelry.