Lace translated for a cardigan in this piece is trimmed and “waisted” with wide garter bands. Styling features include slim fitting three-quarter sleeves and a broad banded neckline. Unbuttoned it’s a casual hip skimming topper, or button it up to reveal hour-glass shaping with blousy elegance.
The 10 stitch by 16 row repeat of its lace is easily mastered. Pieces are knit flat, bottom up, with seaming.
Bust: 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56 inches
Length: 25.25, 25.75, 26, 26.25, 26.5, 26.75, 27 inches
Shown in Chickadee wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 181 yds per 50g skein); color: birds egg; 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx 1200, 1350, 1550, 1675, 1850, 2025, 2175 yards; I always buy extra.
Needles and notions, etc.
1 set US #5/3.75mm straight needles, or size to obtain gauge
Stitch markers for indicating lace repeats
T-pins for blocking
7 1-inch buttons
24 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches in stockinette stitch
22.4 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches in lozenge lace pattern after blocking
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Techniques: knit, purl, garter stitch, long-tail CO, short rows, k2tog, skp, sk2p, yo, 2-stitch buttonholes, blocking, and seaming.
15 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, relevant abbreviations, lace pattern description, chart and shaping notes, along with a multi-set template to assist tracking of stitch sequences during shaping.