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Laced Leaves

Knitting
May 2009
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
575 - 1340 yards (526 - 1225 m)
30-56 inches
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Add a touch of elegance to your wardrobe with this cardigan. Wear it open for a little warmth in the evening or buttoned over a skirt or jeans, Laced Leaves will create a distinctive versatile outfit.
Knit from the top down, this cardigan combines a simple lace stitch with cabled ‘leaves’. Worked on large needles it will be knit before you know it! The deep ribbed waistband adds definition and shape to the cardigan without any need for additional shaping.

SIZE
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) (shown in size Small, modelled with minimal ease.)
Bust: 30 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56) inches

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 30.75 (35.75, 40.75, 42.75, 47.75, 52.75, 56.75) inches
Length: 18.75 (21.5, 21.5, 21.5, 21.5, 24.5, 24.5) inches

MATERIALS
Cascade Yarns ‘Sierra’ 80% Pima Cotton, 20% Wool; 191 yd/175 m per 100g skein; color: Periwinkle (27) 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7) skeins
US #7/4.5mm: 1 pair double pointed needles (dpns), 1 circular needle, 32 inches or longer
US #8/5mm: 1 pair double pointed needles (dpns), 1 circular needle, 32 inches or longer
Waste yarn; Tapestry needles; Stitch markers (m); 6 (7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8) buttons (approx. 0.5 inch diameter)

GAUGE
16 sts/22 rows = 4” in lace leave pattern st on larger needles
22 sts/26 rows = 4” in lightly stretched 2x2 ribbing on smaller needles