Resonance Cardi by Amanda Bell

Resonance Cardi

Knitting
July 2013
Lace ?
26 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette on US 4 / 3.5 mm needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
800 yards (732 m)
Women’s Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large, Extra Extra Large)
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The Resonance Cardi takes the familiar striped sweater and turns it on its side — flattering vertical stripes are easily achieved by working pieces sideways rather than vertically. A lace pattern that bends the stripes into pretty waves edges the wider of two asymmetrical fronts.

The Resonance Cardi is knit in three pieces, worked side-to-side: a back and two asymmetrical fronts. The body gets its A-line silhouette from short row shaping that starts at the hem edge. After blocking and seaming the three main pieces together, the short, set-in sleeves are picked up from the armholes and shaped using short rows. For a clean finish, loosely carry unused color along wrong side of hem edge of work and slip first stitch of wrong side rows.  

Finished Measurements

  • 33 ½ (37, 40 ½, 45, 48 ½)” / 85 (94, 103, 114.5, 123) cm bust circumference;
  • 35 ¾ (39 ¼, 42 ¾, 47 ¼, 50 ¾)” / 91 (99.5, 108.5, 120, 129) cm high hip circumference;
  • 23 ½ (23 ½, 23 ½, 24, 24)” / 59.5 (59.5, 59.5, 61, 61) cm length, shoulder to hem.

Intended to be worn with 0–3” / 0–7.5 cm ease at bust.