Lace in chunky yarn?

Is this doable? What I want is a 4-8 row lace pattern as a sweater yoke. I’m knitting a ribbed sweater on size 15 needles and super-bulky yarn…I want the body to be in the k2p2 rib, then several rows of lace right where I join the sleeves, then rib again leading onto a turtleneck collar. Is a simple lace pattern feasible with yarn that big, or are the S2KPs and K2TOGs going to look too bulky and crooked?

do you have enough extra yarn where you could swatch it out, and see what it looks like?

I did a wavy lace pattern with Panache yarn which is chunky. It looked okay. I think you can do it, it is going to be finding the right stitch and swatching it out that will make the difference.

I am doing a sweater in a pattern of:

Row 1: YO, K2tog
Row 2: purl

I don’t think it really counts as “lace” but gives you an open diamond pattern. I am using Elann’s Brushed Alpaca. It is polar weight and fuzzy. Was afraid if I did the sweater in stockinette I might melt inside of it. I think it looks pretty good so far.


Or you could try a feather and Fan pattern. There’s a sweater in Creative Knittingon the cover of November 2006 that uses it with bulky yarn and larger needles.