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Elsie

Knitting
September 2012
Lace / 2 ply ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch with US 5 (3.75mm) needles, after blocking and hanging swatch.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
892 - 1831 yards (816 - 1674 m)
Finished Bust: 30 (32, 34.5, 36.5, 38, 40, 42.5, 44.5, 46, 48, 50.5, 52.5, 54, 56)in; 76 (81.5, 87.5, 92.5, 96.5, 101.5, 108, 113, 117, 122, 128.5, 133.5, 137, 142)cm
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The cardigan begins by working the back flat in one piece. Stitches are then picked up along the side “seams” for each front and worked sideways to the centre. Sleeves are worked separately in the round to the underarm, then sleeve caps are worked flat and set into the body. Finally, an edging is worked around the hem, fronts, and neck in the round.

The fronts are shaped by decreasing and casting off in sequence. Alternatively, short rows may be used, though due to the transparency of the fabric, this is not recommended unless using a thicker yarn.

For ease of reading, instructions for each size are provided in table format. Find your finished bust circumference and read down the column for instructions for your size.

Shown in size 34.5”/87.5cm with no ease. A full schematic in PDF format can be downloaded here.

YARN
892 (963, 1051, 1126, 1172, 1249, 1327, 1406, 1453, 1534, 1614, 1697, 1746, 1831) yards or
815 (880, 960, 1030, 1070, 1140, 1215, 1285, 1330, 1405, 1475, 1550, 1595, 1675) meters of lace weight yarn.

Shown in Manos del Uruguay Lace (438yd/401m per 50g skein) in color Narida.

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
US 5 (3.75mm) circular needle, at least 32in/80cm long
US 5 (3.75mm) double pointed needles (for working sleeves - optional)
US 7 (4.5mm) needle, for casting off
Tapestry needle, stitch holders, stitch markers