August 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
670 - 1200 yards (613 - 1097 m)
bust circumference 34"-44" (86cm-111cm)
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Helga is a feminine cardigan, that is worked seamless from them bottom up. It features a diamond lace panel that runs up both fronts and the middle of the back and adorns the cuffs. Helga comes with waist shaping, a V-shaped neckline and set-in sleeves, that are shaped by using short rows. The lace panel and the lace panel decreases for the neck line are charted. Hints how to achieve an alternative back neck, that keeps the garter band consistent are given.

Sizes (bust circumference): 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, designed to be worn with no ease or 1-2” of negative ease.

Skill level: intermediate

  • knit
  • purl
  • yarn over
  • k2tog
  • slip 1 stitch and pass it over
  • M1L, M1R
  • short rows (simple wrap and turn)
  • shaping the neckline and the armholes at the same time
  • reading charts to decrease lace