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#112 Dramatic Lace Top-Down Wrap Cardigan

SweaterBabe.com Knitting and Crochet
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Knitting
May 2010
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
880 - 1540 yards (805 - 1408 m)
Finished Bust Measurements: 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55)"
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NECKBAND FIX for a tighter neckline. Please go to the pattern page at: http://www.sweaterbabe.com/knitting-patterns/dramatic-lace-top-down-wrap-cardi.htm to download the 1-page pattern fix. ONLY APPLICABLE if you purchased this pattern before 7/10/12.

(Errata ONLY if you got a copy before 6/17/10: Set up row for Left Front was wrong. Page 12, Row 2 of Left Front, please flip 36 and 19. Details at: http://www.sweaterbabe.com/errata.htm.)

Sometimes, a lace stitch can be so amazing that it inspires an entire design!

Dramatic, bold lace panels are the main elements that define this gorgeous top-down design. Feminine detailing adds to the beauty and keeps the cardigan versatile and very flattering. The back and sleeves are first knit from the top down, with shaping at the waist to ensure a fitted silhouette.

The sleeves end at a chic ¾-length with a lace border. The slight fullness of the sleeves gives the cardigan a kimono-like air and makes this an easy layering piece over tunics, as well as your slim-fitting tops.

The fronts are then picked up and knit sideways, with decreases to create their tapered shape. They can be wrapped sexily around your waist, creating a lovely lacy v-neck, pinned creatively, or left open to drape.

Snaps can be added as fasteners or a decorative shawl pin can be used as a beautiful closure.

Finished Bust Measurements: 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55)” 78.5 (89, 99, 109, 119.5, 129.5, 140) cm. This is 2 times the width of the back at the bust. Because the fronts of this cardigan can be left open or wrapped to fit, choose your size based on how you wish the cardigan to fit based on your back measurements. The finished measurements schematic is on page 14.
TO FIT SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) or Bust Sizes 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)” 71-76 (81.5-86.5, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137) cm.