Pitaya is worked from the bottom up in one piece and then fronts and back are split and worked separately. Stitches are picked up around armhole and sleeves are worked in the round down to the cuff. Finally, neck, buttonhole, and button bands are worked in k1, p1 ribbing. Note: Leaf lace pattern is both charted and written.
Skills Required • Knit, knit through the back loop • Purl, purl through the back loop • Yarn over • Decreases (ssk, k2tog, s2kp) • 5 stitch increase • 3-needle bind off • German short rows • Buttonholes • Picking up stitches • Sewing buttons
Gauge 22 stitches and 28 rows on needle size US5 (3.75mm) in stockinette is 4” (10cm) knit flat and in the round