the body stitch is taken from an Austrian lace-knitting pattern book, and is similar to many of the "arch" style patterns.
Here's a closeup of the collar lace (with the 3 pink-button closure).
The yarn is Bernat's Sox and knits up beautifully (and since it's acrylic, it's washable) -- perfect for busy moms.
Mary C. Gildersleeve
By Hand, With Heart -- hand-knit designs