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Silky Alpaca Lace Open Front Cardi

Knitting
September 2011
Lace / 2 ply ?
22 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1760 - 2200 yards (1609 - 2012 m)
Bust: 29¼ (33¼, 37¼)" To fit bust sizes 32–34 (36–38, 40–42)"
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An open front cardi worked in Silky Alpaca Lace held doubled, with short row cap sleeves and a flared hemline at the bottom.

Skill Level: Intermediate

SIZES
S (M, L) Shown in size S.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 29¼ (33¼, 37¼)”
To fit bust sizes 32–34 (36–38, 40–42)”

YARN
Silky Alpaca Lace by Classic Elite
(70% alpaca, 30% silk; 50 g = approx
440 yards)
4 (4, 5) balls 2460 Wheat Field

NEEDLES
Circular knitting needle (32”) in sizes
US 5 and 8 (3.75 and 5 mm) or size to
obtain gauge.
Double pointed needles (dpns) in
sizes US 5 and 8 (3.75 and 5 mm)

OTHER MATERIALS
Removable stitch marker
Stitch markers
Stitch holders or waste yarn

GAUGE
22 sts and 27 rows = 4” in St st with
larger needle and 2 strands of yarn
held together. Take time to save
time, check your gauge.