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A Lace Sweater to top the July Flowers Dress

Knit this adorable lace sweater to top the July Flowers Dress. Tutorial explains how to add lace to the In Threes sweater pattern.

You would think that winter with its cold winds, roaring fires and mugs of hot tea would be when I would settle in and get knitting. Maybe it's because I have traditionally started a new knitting project when we are on vacation, but somehow I get the knitting bug during the summer. This little sweater was started last fall, but I finally sat down and finished it up! My sizing doesn't match up here, (I didn't think that far ahead - the sweater is 12 months and the dress a size 3) but I think it would the perfect little sweater to coordinate with your July Flowers dress!

This little sweater is In Threes by Kelly Herdrick and one of the most popular patterns on ravelry. You do have to purchase the pattern, but it is a quick top down sweater with no finishing needed. I made it out of Berroco Ultra Alpaca. The original pattern has rows of 3 garter stitch bands (thus the name) across the yoke and bottom. Of course, I couldn't just make the sweater the way it was designed, but thought to myself, wouldn't this be adorable with lace and so this little sweater was born. I inserted Miniature Lace 3 in both the yoke and bottom. Aren't the bird buttons adorable? I have them on order for the shop and they will be here in June.