A dramatic lace back and shoulder extentions are paired with simple stockinette fronts and broken ribbing sleeves for a timeless yet fresh spring cardigan.
SIZES: 35.25 (38.5, 41.75, 45.5, 49.75, 53, 57.25, 60.5)” at bust with additional 3-4” gap at front opening not added to measurement. Sample shown in size 51.5 with 0” inches ease.
Louisa Harding, Merletto [46% viscose, 34% nylon, 20% linen, 98yds/50g]; color #15, Beauty, 9 (10, 10, 11, 12,
13, 13, 14) skeins
1 set US #5/3.75mm straight needles OR 1 set US #5/3.75mm 24 inch circular needle
1 set US #6/4mm straight needles OR 1 set US #6/4mm 24 inch circular needle
Tapestry needle, stitch markers.
21 sts/26 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch using smaller needles, after blocking
13.5 sts /26 rows = 4” over charted lace pattern using larger needles, after blocking
18 sts /28 rows = 4” in broken ribbing using smaller needles, after blocking.
This pattern benefits from a plant fiber yarn, if you are using wool it will not have as significant a drape to the fabric. During test knitting samples that were created with wool took more yardage than those with a plant fiber.
Swatching an entire repeat of the lace pattern for the back and wet blocking it is very important to achieve the correct gauge.
It is not critical to achieve row gauge in the lace pattern; however, make a note of your row gauge to determine how many rows to work for the depth of the side seam and the armhole.
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