Kelso Lace Cardigan
The Kelso Cardigan features an allover horseshoe lace pattern with eyelet trim at the front and raglans. It is knit seamlessly from the bottom up, with body and sleeves worked in one piece from the yoke.
The bodice is designed to fit with 0-3 inches negative ease. Don’t be afraid to knit this with the maximum negative ease; the lace is very stretchy. Cardigan pictured is worn with 3 inches negative ease through the chest. The sleeves have a comfortable standard fit.
Recommended skill level: experienced knitters
Finished chest measurements: 30 (33, 35, 37.5, 40, 42, 44.5) in / 76 (84, 89, 95, 102, 107, 113) cm
Worsted weight yarn, approximately 590 (650, 690, 740, 788, 827, 876) yards or 540 (595, 631, 677, 721, 757, 802) meters. Use yarn with moderate elasticity, such as cotton and acrylic blends, cotton and wool blends, or wool. Sample shown is in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease, Lake (#110).
US 7 / 4.5 mm 24 in or longer circular needles
US 8 / 5 mm 24 in or longer circular needles and dpns
US 6 / 4 mm 24 in or longer circular needles for optional waist shaping.
If necessary, change needle sizes to get gauge.
5 mm (H) crochet hook
Gauge: 17 sts and 24 rws over 4 inches, in lace pattern after blocked.
A schematic is posted on my blog.