Better Lace Than Never

Indulge in the decadence of knitting a beautiful and unique diamond lace pattern in luxurious fingering weight yarn with this stunningly gorgeous 2-piece set. The skirt is high waisted and fitted down to the knee for a look that is both sassy and classy. The coordinating crop top features a sexy and trendy cold shoulder detail, and criss-crossed straps at the neckline for an edgy look. A delicate picot hem finishes the sleeves and the waistband for the perfect feminine touch. Wear these pieces as one outfit or as separates, they will look equally as lovely paired with a shirt or jeans. And while the intricacy of this fine knitting pattern will be an investment well worth your time, you know what they say, better lace than never!

Both the Top and Skirt are knitted seamlessly in the round from the bottom up. The sleeves are knit in the round and then sewn to the top, and the cross-cross neckline detail is an option that is added after the Top is finished. Detailed instructions are given to customize the length of your Top and Skirt. The Skirt features a fold over waistband to encase an elastic for a perfect fit. The lace pattern is given both written and charted for your pattern reading preference.

Price: $7.00  This pattern is part of the It Was All a Dream Collection, a collection of 7 patterns for $24!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn Weight: Fingering (1150-1925 yards)

Recommended Yarn: Anzula “Squishy” (shown in Victoria)

Needles: US 4 (3.5mm) and US 5 (3.75mm) 29″ circular needle

US 11 (8mm) needle (for loose bind off of skirt only), Size G/6 (4.25mm) crochet hook (for criss-cross straps)

Sizes: XS-1X (to fit a 30-48″ bust and 32-50″ Hips)

Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, 5″ wide elastic for waistband, sewing needle and thread

Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rows = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch using larger needle

Buying Options: After checkout, you will receive a link to instantly download the .pdf pattern.  If you are a member of Ravelry, the pattern will automatically show up in your library!  You can also purchase this pattern through my Girly Knits pattern stores on Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy.

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