Aran Weight Lace Cropped Cardigan by Ann Cannon-Brown and Michelle Ciccariello
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Aran Weight Lace Cropped Cardigan

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January 2007
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
gauge changes with sizing
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 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.