Knitted in a laceweight silk yarn, this cardigan has a very slinky drape, and is cool enough for the hottest days of summer. A great choice for showing off your lace knitting skills.
You will need 5 buttons of 8mm diameter (1/3”) to fasten the cardigan.
Initially the shoulders are shaped with increases in every row at each side of the saddle stitches. At the same time short rows drop the front neck. Once the shoulder point is reached the increases change location to shape the sleevecaps, ie the cardigan has simultaneous set-in sleeves.
Decreases from underarm to empire waist create a flattering shape.
The skirt is knitted on picked up stitches from the applied icord at the empire waist.
The lace patterns are both written out and charted to cater for all preferences.
A schematic is included to guide in blocking.
Technical editor: Karen Butler