#141 Whispering Leaves Lace Top-Down Cardigan by SweaterBabe

#141 Whispering Leaves Lace Top-Down Cardigan

July 2012
Lace ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in St st on larger needles
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
520 - 990 yards (475 - 905 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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This pattern is available for $8.00 USD
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Here is a gorgeous beaded lace top in a shape designed to flatter.

Tiny iridescent beads (the yarn in the sample is pre-beaded) add instant glamour and sparkle to an already gorgeous yarn, which is a luxurious blend of mohair, silk, nylon, and wool. The sleeveless cardigan is knit from the top down with a needle size specifically chosen to bring out the yarn’s halo and delicacy. You can also knit this without beads in a lovely yarn like Elann Silken Kydd.

A very pretty open lace panel makes for a very sexy backside. The same lace pattern adorns the open fronts of this cardigan.

Dainty little sleeves make this cardigan an easy layering piece to show of toned arms or to be worn like a vest. Would be a wonderful cover up for a wedding dress or outfit!

Glam up your daytime attire by throwing on this beauty, or save it for special evenings where the beads will twinkle and sparkle perfectly.

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Unfortunately, the Tilli Tomas yarn, which was pre-beaded, is discontinued. Some substitutes are listed above. To add beads, please purchase separately and visit the project pages here on Ravelry where others have added beads in (sorry, the instructions do NOT include how to add beads, as the sample was knit in a pre-beaded yarn).

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