#213 Kimono Cropped Cardi by SweaterBabe

#213 Kimono Cropped Cardi

June 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Lace patt
US 11 - 8.0 mm
6.5 mm (K)
525 yards (480 m)
One Size Fits Sizes S through L or Bust sizes 32-42" [81.5-106.5 cm].
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Warmer weather is when the spaghetti straps and maxi dresses come out. But even in hot temps, I like to have pretty things to toss over my shoulders when I encounter indoor A/C or evening breezes.

Here’s a modern solution with lots of boho flair! An allover lace pattern is worked in a chunky cotton for maximum texture and lovely openness. Kimono sleeves offer a dramatic touch and allow you to wear this over many types of outfits. The easy cropped shape and a gently curved V-neckline with simple 2-button closure finish the look.

On the bigger needles, this knits up fast in one piece. The only seaming is straight across along the kimono sleeve bottoms. You can seam more or less based on how you want it to fit at the bust.

Button holes are knit in. Edges are left raw, except for a row of single crochet along the back neck to prevent the natural tendency of this cotton to stretch over time --which I anticipate, as this will become a summer staple! (This edging could also be done as a simple knit edging, if you don’t crochet.).

If substituting yarn, please find a heavy worsted-weight or Aran-weight, as the Blue SKy Alpacas was knit on a larger needle so it behaved like a chunkier yarn.