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#11 Gossamer Cardi

Knitting
March 2010
Lace / 2 ply ?
14 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in eyelet pattern stitch (after blocking) using size 8 (5mm) needle
US 8 - 5.0 mm
900 - 1575 yards (823 - 1440 m)
Bust (closed) 37 (44, 51, 58)"/94 (111.5, 129.5, 147)cm

Pattern Description from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2010: “Girly in a most becoming way, Young’s cardigan with knitted buttons, in Knit One Crochet Too’s ‘Douceur et Soie,’ is made with a simple four-row lace pattern. The body is worked in one piece to the armholes; the contrasting border is picked up.”

“Standard fitting eyelet stitch cardigan with contrast trim and knitted buttons”

Knitted Measurements:

  • Sized for Small, Medium/Large, 1X, 2X/3X
  • Bust (closed) 37 (44, 51, 58)”/94 (111.5, 129.5, 147)cm
  • Length 21 (22, 23½, 25)”/53.5 (56, 59.5, 63.5)cm
  • Upper arm 15 (16¼, 18½, 20¼)”/53.5 (56, 59.5, 63.5)cm

Materials:

  • 3 (4, 5, 6) .88oz/25g balls (each approx 225yd/205m) of Knit One, Crochet Two Douceur et Soie (mohair/silk) in #8644 soft sky blue (A)
  • 1 ball in #8640 cranberry (B)
  • One size 8 (5mm) circular needle, 29”/74cm long OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
  • 2 size 8 (5mm) dp needles (for knitted buttons)
  • Stitch holders, stitch markers

Gauge:

  • 14 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10cm over eyelet pat st (after blocking) using size 8 (5mm) needle.
  • TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

Notes:

  1. Cast on and bind off pieces very loosely, or using a needle 2 or 3 sizes larger than the gauge piece.
  2. When decreasing at the armhole edge, work (yo, ssk) or k2tog, yo) if there are insufficient sts for an entire lace multiple.