This romantic crocheted sweater pattern is designed for use with 4(4, 5, 5, 6) skeins (3.5 oz, 680 yards each) Expression Fiber Arts Yak Silk Lace Yarn. Shown in colorways:
A - Vintage Gray and B - Reflect. 2(2, 2, 2, 2) skeins of Color A and 2(2, 3, 3, 4) skeins of Color B. If those colorways aren't available, any shade from this category will work.
HOOK: US Size D (3.00 mm)
Notes From the Designer:
•This crochet pullover pattern is written with 2 inches of positive ease. Finished bust size 35(38, 43, 47, 52)” indicated with sizes S(M, L, XL, XXL).
•Sweater is worked in the round, top down.
•Rounds are worked back and forth.
•Gauge is very crucial to this project, be sure to check your gauge often and adjust accordingly.
•Pattern includes schematic for sizing, chart for Fan Lace Pattern, and a chart for stitch marker placement, in addition to the written instructions.
•Sample is worked in size Small; shown on size 33" bust
Dulcinea is a fictional character in the novel, Don Quixote, written by Miguel de Cervantes. She is the unseen ‘lady love’ and is described by him in the following excerpt: “...her name is Dulcinea, her country is El Toboso, a village of La Mancha, her rank must be at least that of a princess, since she is my queen and lady, and her beauty superhuman, since all the impossible and fanciful attributes of beauty which the poets apply to their ladies are verified in her; for her hairs are gold, her forehead Elysian Fields, her eyebrows rainbows, her eyes suns, her cheeks roses, her lips coral, her teeth pearls, her neck alabaster, her bosom marble, her hands ivory, her fairness snow, and what modesty conceals from sight such, I think and imagine, as rational reflection can only extol, not compare." [Volume 1/Chapter XIII]
Roughly translated from Spanish of the time the novel was written, Dulcinea means an overly elegant sweetness or unrequited love. I wanted to capture this feeling of elegant sweetness in the sweater design, so I added a soft romantic lace pattern to the sleeves.
I fell in love with this story when I was required to read it in its native language and write a report for my Spanish class. I really enjoyed all the adventures of this often misguided middle-aged gentleman from the region of La Mancha in central Spain. The character, Don Quixote, was obsessed with chivalrous ideals that were in the books that he read, so he decided to take up his lance and sword and begin his own chivalrous journey. His story includes a companion named Sancho Panza, and an imaginary lady named Dulcinea (who is actually a neighbor girl with no actual feeling of love for Don Quixote).
Designed by Kristina Smiley
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Gorgeous! Can't wait to make this beautiful sweater, with those gorgeous sleeves!
A very intricate, yet fairly easy to crochet, sweater. Perfect for summer evening wear.
What a lovely, feminine sweater. I love the lace sleeves!!! This would make a beautiful top of a knitted wedding gown.
I have started working on this & it is coming out as it shows in the picture. Of course, I use a different color but all the other material listed I used. It is for the intermediate level crocheter. I highly recommend Expression Fiber Arts.....