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Thora Lace Cardigan

Knitting Outside the Swatch
Knitting
October 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
720 - 1080 yards (658 - 988 m)
Cardigan at bust without motif edge: 32½ (35, 38, 42½, 44)" (82.5 [89, 96.5, 108, 112] cm). Sample shown measures 32½" (82.5 cm).

I designed and knit this cardigan in the throes of a tropical rainstorm as I dreamt of brighter days and lush gardens. The top-down raglan-shaped yoke features a simple-to-remember lacy stitch pattern that reminds me of tiny flower petals. The openwork fabric around the wide collar features an eyelet medallion, symbolizing the sun and a hope for it to reemerge soon. And the final outer edging is simple garter stitch but binds off with a delicate picot edging reminiscent of tiny buds.