#119 Eyelets and Lace Curved Hem Cardigan
Here’s a wonderfully feminine cardigan featuring a unique curved front hem, eyelet detailing, and pretty belled, lace sleeves.
It’s also a top-down design, so it’s seamless and the sleeves are easily altered!
The sample as shown features 3/4 length sleeves that are belled with a lovely lacy leaf design.
The bottom hem is curved to be longer in back and gracefully curved up in front. The wide lace border is then picked up and knit from the top down. Then, the button bands are picked up and knit. And the cardigan is finished off with leaf design horn buttons that perfectly compliment the lace design.
This is a beautiful cardigan that can be the centerpiece of your outfit or the perfect accompaniment to a pretty dress.
Also looks GREAT as a short-sleeved vest/cardigan! By binding off the sleeves just before the eyelet lace, you get an easy, rolled-edge, short-sleeved version (see photo; instructions included in this pattern). This is a great option if you prefer a less dramatic sleeve or if you ran out of your stash yarn.