Lace Collared Cardigan
About the Design
This easy-to-knit cardigan was designed for a close fit, with snug sleeves, but, naturally, you can knit the size that gives the fit you desire. The lace collar is optional. Without the collar, the sweater is a basic cardigan – a wardrobe staple. Adding the collar lends a romantic flair, but as it’s detachable, does not limit the cardigan’s use.
I used Oasis Yarn Aussi Wool for the sweater. It is a soft, round yarn, that’s a pleasure to knit with, and very comfortable to wear.
There are 2 applied collar choices. One was knit in Classic Elite La Gran Mohair, the other in Berroco Glace, for 2 completely different looks. Or leave the cardigan unadorned to wear as a go-with-everything sweater, knit in your favorite color. The reversible leaf lace pattern (from Knitting Counterpanes) makes this collar possible.
Sizes: P / S / M / L / XL
Chest Circ: 34 / 36 / 38 / 40 / 42″
Length: 19.5 / 20 / 20.5 / 20.75 / 21.25″
Sleeve Length: 19″
Yarns: Oasis Aussi Wool (Bulky), 100% wool, approx 128 yds / 100 g hank: 5 / 6 / 6 / 7 / 7 hanks W25 Celestial
Collar 1 – Classic Elite La Gran Mohair, 74% mohair, 13% wool, 13% nylon, approx 90 yds / 1.5 oz ball: 1 ball #6516 Natural
Collar 2 – Berroco Glace, 100% rayon, approx 75 yds / 50 g hank: 1 hank #2657 Oyster
(Note: the Glace requires size 8 (5 mm) ndls.)
Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows = 4″ (10 cm) with size 10 (6 mm) ndls or size to give gauge.
Substitute Yarn Weight: chunky-bulky
Skill Level: Intermediate