Brushed Lace Cardigan
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.