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Brushed Lace Cardigan

Interweave Knits, Winter 2007
Knitting
November 2007
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch (St st)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1520 - 1900 yards (1390 - 1737 m)
34 (43, 52)" bust circumference

Pattern description from Interweave Knits, Winter 2007: “The brushed lace cardigan uses contrast for impact: Cathy Payson uses airy, biasing feather-and-fan panels to add movement and soften a geometric silhouette; brushed alpaca yarn to blur bold stripes; and large shell buttons to refine simple garter-stitch edgings. The bias lace fabric skims curves, creating a slightly fitted look even without shaping.”

Finished Size: 34 (43, 52)” bust circumference

Yarn: Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Brushed Alpaca (100% alpaca; 190 yd 174 m/50 g): #716 duck egg (teal, MC), 3 (4, 5) balls; #805 chocolat (A), #726 denim (B), #800 beige (C), #811 sky (D), #799 herbal (E), 1 ball each. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.

Needles: Size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; seven 3/4” buttons; removable markers.

Additional Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4/25” in feather and fan patt

Pattern on pages 64-65. Photos on page 45.