Named for the Latin word for “jewel” Gemma is a simple cardigan with lace “necklace” at the collar that is knit in one piece from the top down with a circular yoke. Short rows are used to raise the back collar, and sleeves are knit down from the yoke. The slightly puffed, three-quarter length sleeves have cuffs of the same lace as the collar. Gemma is a flattering cardigan that is sure to become a wardrobe staple!
Yardage: 770 (880, 990, 1100, 1210, 1320, 1430) yards
7/25/10 - On page 5, the sleeve decreases for sizes XS and L should read:
XS: k1, k2tog 4 times, k2tog, k1, k2tog 7 times, k1, k2tog 3 times, k1.
L: k1, k2tog 24 times.
7/9/13 - Near the top of page 6, the lace instructions for Rounds 7 and 11 should read: “Rows 7 and 11: K2tog, yo, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo; rep from, end (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) 2 times, yo; slip last st to beginning of round, ssk, continue with next round.” (Previously, the last yo was missing.)
This has been updated in Rev. 1 of the pattern.