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Designed by Hilary Smith Callis

Lilas, French for “lilac”, is the product of inspiration from some beautifully colored cotton yarn. It is knit from the top down in one piece and requires no seaming at the end. Its big, floppy collar and relaxed style make for a chic and versatile piece that looks fantastic layered with long sleeves or over tanks and dresses. Quick and simple, this is a great sweater for beginning knitters.

  • Knit Picks Simply Cotton Worsted, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8) balls of Haze Heather (100% Cotton; 164 yards/150 meters per 100g/ 3.53oz ball);
  • Or 690 (800, 885, 995, 1080, 1190, 1275) yards/ 630 (730, 810, 910, 985, 1085, 1165) meters of a similar yarn
  • Needles:
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle (XS- M should use at least 40”/ 100cm; L-3XL should use at least 60”/ 150cm), or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Same size of needle preferred for working sleeves in the round (e.g. dpns, two circular needles)
  • Other Materials:
  • 6 stitch markers, Scrap yarn (for holding sts)
  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
  • Sizes:
    Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
    18 sts x 25 rows = 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette stitch
    Skill Level: