Nilgiri by Laura Chau
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October 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25.5 rows = 4 inches
in Lacy Squares Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
870 - 1770 yards (796 - 1618 m)
29.75 (33.75, 37.75, 41.75, 45.75, 49.75, 53.75, 57.75) inches
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NILGIRI is a pretty cardigan with a geometric lace pattern. The unique stitch pattern is easy and fast to work, and great for a beginner lace knitter. The relaxed shape of this cardigan is perfect dressed up or down. Neat hems and garter stitch bands offset the lacy pattern.

The body of Nilgiri is worked in one piece from the bottom up, beginning with a provisional cast on and knit-in hem. Sleeves are worked flat from the bottom to the underarm, then joined together with the body to work the seamless raglan yoke.

Meant to be worn with zero to 3” / 7.5 cm ease. Choose the finished size that is closest to your high bust meaurement or one size up for a more relaxed fit.

Finished Bust (Closed)
29.75 (33.75, 37.75, 41.75, 45.75, 49.75, 53.75, 57.75) inches

Heavy worsted or aran weight yarn
870 (990, 1050, 1280, 1400, 1525, 1645, 1770) yds
Shown in Indigodragonfly MCN Worsted in “Tiny Bloodsucking Dancer”

US 8 / 5mm circular needle, 32” / 80cm or longer
US 6 / 4mm circular needle, 32” / 80cm or longer
Size F or G / 3.75 or 4mm crochet hook

16 sts and 25.5 rows = 4” / 10cm square in Lacy Squares stitch on larger needles

Pattern Includes
6 page PDF pattern with charted and written directions, abbreviations and schematic. Measurements in imperial and metric.