Princesa de los Andes by Caroline Steinford
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Princesa de los Andes

July 2011
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
920 - 1700 yards (841 - 1554 m)
Women’s XS - 2XL (fits bust sizes 28-50” [71-127 cm])
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Princesa de los Andes (Princess of the Andes) is a lightweight lace cardigan which is knit from the top down in one piece. Stitches are set aside for the sleeves and knitting continues through the body. Sleeve stitches are picked up and worked in the round. Except for the button and optional buttonhole strengthening, no sewing is needed.

The pattern includes instructions for side shaping. These may be omitted for straight sides, which will require more yarn.

Swatching is important!! Any time the instructions say to work a section for a certain amount of inches (cm), this indicates the measurement at blocked gauge. Multiply the row gauge of your blocked swatch by the desired length and work that amount of rows / rounds.

Both lace patterns are charted. Patterning is on right-side rows only.

Sizes and yarn requirements: The sweater is designed to have 2-4 inches of ease for a body-skimming, not overly tight fit.

XS fits 28–30” (71–76 cm.) bust, requires 920 yd of yarn
S fits 32–34” (81–86 cm.) bust, requires 990 yd of yarn
M fits 36–38” (91.5–96.5 cm.) bust, requires 1130 yd of yarn
L fits 40–42” (101.5–106.5 cm.) bust, requires 1350 yd of yarn
XL fits 44–46” (111.5–117 cm.) bust, requires 1500 yd of yarn
2X fits 48–50” (122–127 cm.) bust, requires 1700 yd of yarn

The sweater shown in the photos is a Woman’s size large (to fit 40-42” bust). The yarn used is Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Lace in colorway “Incan City,” but any laceweight or light fingering weight yarn should work.

Skills required: Knit, purl, increasing, decreasing, reading a chart, centering a chart.