Lambton Top Knitting Pattern Download
Inspired by Mr. Darcy's estate, Pemberley, near the fictional town of Lambton, this top references the lovely empire-waisted gowns of the Regency period. It has a square neckline and a lightly fitted bodice. Shirred panels knitted of laceweight yarn at the neckline, cuffs, and waist create a soft, delicate look. The sleeves are slightly puffed with a small ruffle at the cuff. The body section has a slip-stitch pattern to add texture and to create flattering vertical lines. The top is a seamless top-down raglan making it quick and easy to knit with no seams to finish. Short-rows are added to the tops of the sleeves for a better fit and added fullness.
Finished Size: 34 ¼ (38 ¾, 42 ¾, 46 ½, 50 ¾)" bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 34 ¼".
Yarn: The Sanguine Gryphon Traveller (100% superwash Merino wool; 280 yd [256 m]/4 oz): delft (A), 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) skeins. The Sanguine Gryphon Little Traveller (100% superwash Merino wool; 560 yd [512 m]/4 oz): delft (B), 1 skein.
Yarn Weight: #2 - Fine
Needles: Body and sleeves. size 6 (4 mm): 24" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Shirred panel. size 8 (5 mm): 24" cir and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rnds = 4" in St st with A on smaller needle.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits, 2011