Ginger Lace Cardigan
I love the look of vintage allover lace cardigans from the 1950s and 1960s, but the instructions often seem so vague. In those days, many patterns provided just a stitch repeat and instructions to “keep in pattern” while working armhole, neck, and sleeve shaping instead of writing out row-by-row instruc-tions. It struck me one day that if I charted the increases and decreases just as I would for a shawl, I’d be able to visualize how the shaping affects the lace pattern. Suddenly, all those lace cardigans became a lot less daunting. once you’re accus-tomed to following the charts, you’ll find the simple style of this pretty cardigan to be a wardrobe staple.