#102 Drape-Front Top-Down Lacy Cardigan by SweaterBabe

#102 Drape-Front Top-Down Lacy Cardigan

November 2009
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 9 - 5.5 mm
984 - 1230 yards (900 - 1125 m)
XS to 2X
This pattern is available for $7.50 USD
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This top-down, draped-front lace cardigan promises to be one of your most versatile pieces. The front sections are knit in a lovely wavy lace design that echoes the fall of the fabric when left open. OR, with the use of a shawl pin closure, wear the front to suit your mood and the temperature.

Drape it, gather it, let it hang askew …and fasten it just so with the shawl pin (shown here is the Bird Shawl Pin, an exclusive design from www.DesignsbyRomi.com).

The sleeves are gently belled and feature a single panel of the delicate lace to complement the draped front. Shaping at the waist keeps it looking feminine and shapely.

Ribbed edgings at the bottom edge and sleeve edges contrast with the unfinished edgings at the neckline and front. The mix of textures keeps this cardigan interesting and truly unique.