This light and breezy sweater is a perfect cover-up over summer tanks and dresses and is a great addition to your travel wardrobe. Gentle balloon sleeves add fashionable interest and simplify sleeve shaping, and relaxed fit supports a variety of sizes and preferred ease. Delicato is a convenient sampler of tall crochet stitches for those who want to try them without a serious commitment.
Stitches of different heights break up the traditional net and create a modern geometric pattern. The sweater features subtle textural effects with shimmering silk lace worked in alternating double and single strand rows. Narrow edging pulls the look together. Front, back, and sleeves are worked separately from bottom up. Sleeves have a small cap for a good fit and are easily seamed to body in a drop shoulder construction.
The net pattern naturally flows with shoulder, neck, and sleeve shaping, also demonstrated in a stitch chart. Main stitch pattern is charted and worked flat. Read RS rows (odd numbers) from right to left and WS rows (even numbers) from left to right.