Swan River Lace Edge Draped Cardigan by Sian Brown Knitwear Design

Swan River Lace Edge Draped Cardigan

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Knitting
April 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in square over st st on 3.25mm (US 3) needles
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1710 - 2660 yards (1564 - 2432 m)
82 (86, 92, 97, 102, 107, 112, 117) cm / 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46)"

This pretty draping cardigan was designed by Sian Brown in Blacker Swan 4-ply yarn. This would be a great first project as the body of the cardigan is knitted flat in one piece. The lace detail looks complicated but is a breeze to knit.

To Fit Bust:

82 (86, 92, 97, 102, 107, 112, 117) cm / 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46)“

Garment Measurements:

Bust: 82 (86, 92, 97, 102, 107, 112, 117) cm / 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46)”

Width Across Back: 45 (48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66) cm / 17.75 (19, 20, 21.25, 22.5, 23.5, 24.75, 26)”

Sleeve Length: 47 cm / 18.5”

Yarn:

Blacker Swan (4-ply; 100% Falkland Islands Merino Wool; 174 m / 190 yds per 50g)
Pale Maiden (ivory); 9 (10, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14) balls

Gauge:

28 sts x 36 rows = 10 cm / 4” in square over stocking stitch on 3.25 mm (US 3) needles

Needles:

3 mm (US 2) - straight knitting needles
3 mm (US 2) - 80 cm / 32” circular knitting needle
3.25 mm (US 3) - straight knitting needles
3.25 mm (US 3) - 80 cm / 32” circular knitting needle

Always use a needle which results in the correct size after blocking.

Notions:

darning needle

Notes:

The garment is knitted flat. It is made in one long piece with the sleeves knitted separately and joined at the end. The lace stitch pattern is used to make the front, collar and sleeves.

Level of difficulty:

Intermediate / easy