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Aran Weight Lace Cropped Cardigan

January 2007
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
637 - 728 yards (582 - 666 m)

This cardigan is worked top-down, with no seams! The body is worked in one piece, in Horseshoe Lace, knitting back and forth on a circular needle, and the sleeves are worked in the round in Milanese Lace.

Experience Level:
Experience with lace knitting and with adjusting patterns to suit your own measurements recommended.

Size and Yarn Requirements
elann.com Peruvian Sierra Aran, for finished bust of 40" and a finished length of 17" (as pictured), 7 balls.
Sizing for lace garments is very fluid, and can be changed to suit at the blocking stage, keeping in mind that blocking will add more length than width. Size can also be changed as described in the knit-to-fit instructions below. If you knit-to-fit, simply increase or decrease your yarn requirements, according to the percentage you adjust the finished bust. e.g. if you were to make the bust 44" wide, rather than 40", you would calculate that 44" is 10% wider than 40" (44 divided by 40 = 1.1), so you would need 10% more yarn – i.e. 8 balls, rather than 7.

Originally offered by elann.com as a free pattern. Visit international.elann.com to see currently available free patterns.

Over the years elann.com has offered a variety of free patterns to showcase elann brand yarns – this was one of them. As elann’s new site, international.elann.com, develops, many of these longtime favorite designs will be re-formatted and made available for purchase. This will be a time-consuming process, which we hope to accomplish by the end of 2015, so we ask for your patience. 

Throughout this process, on a rotating basis, we’ll be offering 6 free patterns per month at international.elann.com. They’ll be free for one month, and then subsequently available for purchase as .pdf downloads. We encourage you to visit international.elann.com often to see our latest offerings.