Heart of Glass
Once I had a love, and it was a gas,
Soon I found out, had a heart of glass
Worked seamlessly from the top down with one of the prettiest lace patterns ever (both charted and written out), this versatile, drop-shouldered pullover can be worked either as a sleeveless top in a lightweight fiber for warm climes, or with sleeves to keep you cozy in chilly weather.
Short rows shape the shoulders so that they angle downward (no dreaded “wings” at the shoulders!) and reduce bulk at the underarms. Slim sleeves keep the look modern and sleek.
A photo tutorial lets you check your work, and I’ve included my popular Some Thoughts About Fit section to help you modify to your tastes.
I was stopped at Rhinebeck at least 100 times while wearing these sweaters! So work it up in your favorite fingering weight yarn, and get ready for the compliments:)
Please note that some of the tester projects have looser sleeves. Be aware that the pattern itself has slimmed them down a bit in those sizes. And as always, I list some ways to modify the fit (of the sleeves or otherwise) in a “Some Thoughts About Fit” section.
2(3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins The Uncommon Thread Posh Fingering (430 yds/skein), or approximately
840(945, 1100, 1300, 1475, 1700) yards of fingering weight yarn for the ¾- sleeved, shorter version,
2(2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins Dragonfly Fibers Dance Rustic Silk (450 yds/115 g), or approximately
700(775, 890, 1100, 1200, 1480) yards of fingering weight yarn for the longer, sleeveless version,