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Minimi's Shawl or Cardigan

Knitting
August 2013
Lace / 2 ply ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1143 - 1602 yards (1045 - 1465 m)
80 (88, 96, 104, 112) cm / 31.5 (34.75, 37.75, 41, 44)"
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If you love knitting lace but find lace shawl hard to wear, you may love this loose fitting cardigan. It comes with lots of free flowing panels that show off the delicacy of lace. It can either be dressed up as an evening wrap or dressed down as a beach cover up. It can even be rolled up and thrown over the shoulder as a shawl. When used as a shawl, the side slits allow free movement of the arms. As a lace weight cardigan, it can easily be tucked in your purse.

The stitch pattern is suitable for lace beginner, all the lace stitches are worked on right sides only and there is no shaping involved in the lace section of the cardigan. This cardigan is worked from the bottom-up in pieces, which makes it an ideal traveling knitting project.

Both written and charted directions are given for the stitch pattern. Measurements are given in both centimeters and inches.

Materials

Yarn

Lace weight

Shown here: The Gossamer Web Firebird (60% merino, 20% cashmere, 20% silk; 1000 m/1094 yds, 100 g/3.5 oz ball; color Peacock): 2 skeins for all sizes. Use only yarn that holds blocking well.

Yardage requirement: 1045 (1115, 1245, 1330, 1465) m / 1145 (1220, 1360, 1455, 1600) yds, including 10% allowance

Needles

3.5 mm (US 4) needles, any type; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Notions

Stitch markers; yarn needle; stitch holders or waste yarn

Gauge

25 sts and 34 rows = 10 cm (4”) in St st, blocked.

21 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm (4”) in Lace Pattern, blocked.

Sizes

To fit actual bust size 80 (88, 96, 104, 112) cm / 31.5 (34.75, 37.75, 41, 44)”

This garment is intended to be worn with 0-2.5 cm / 0-1” positive ease. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size.

Required Skills

Cable cast-on, decreases, increases, lace, seaming, sewing set-in sleeves

Questions or comments? Come and join my Ravelry group Minimi Knit Design.