A feminine lace stitch cardigan with frilled edge, raglan shaping and tuck detail at bodice.
2XS (XS, S, M, L, XL). Shown in size XS.
Bust: 29¼ (31¾, 34¼, 36½, 39, 41½)”, including front
bands Note: Cardigan is designed to be worn open.
Length: 17¼ (17¾, 19¼, 20, 20¾, 22)”
Soft Linen by Classic Elite Yarns
(35% linen, 35% wool, 30% baby alpaca; 50 g = approx 137 yards)
6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) balls 2281 New Fern
Circular knitting needle (24” or longer) in size US 5 (3.75 mm) or size to obtain gauge.
Circular knitting needle (24”) in size US 8 (5 mm) for cast-on, or needle 3 sizes larger than main needle.
Stitch holders or waste yarn
Using smaller needle, 23 sts and 31 rows = 4” in Lace patt and 22 sts and 32 rows = 4” in St st. Take time to save time, check your gauge.
The cardigan is worked in one piece back and forth in rows from the bottom up. The sleeves are worked back and forth in rows separately, and then joined to body and the stockinette stitch yoke is worked in one piece.
Slip the first stitch of every row (knitwise with yarn in back on right-side rows and purlwise with yarn in front on wrong-side rows) and work the last stitch of every row in stockinette stitch.
When working from the chart, work the one stitch before the pattern repeat, then work pattern repeat to last 14 stitches, then work stitches outside of the pattern repeat to end of row.
When shaping the armholes and sleeve cap, do not work the p2tog or p3tog decreases if you are unable to work the corresponding yarn overs, instead keep stitches in pattern for the row you are working.