Pretty lace panels and a back pleat make for a classic and feminine cardigan.
32¼ (34½, 36½, 38¾, 40¾, 43, 45¼, 47¼, 49½, 51½)” bust circumference (this number has been extrapolated from the back measurement at the bust line, this is an open front cardigan.) Pullover shown measures 32¼”, modeled with 0-1” ease.
Hearthside Fibers Champagne Lace (80% merino, 20% silk; 1150 yd /113 g): Wingtips 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4,) (4, 4, 4, 4) skeins. Appx 2790 (2985, 3160, 3350, 3525, 3720,) (3915, 4090, 4285, 4455) yds—exact yardage will vary! Note: Yarn is held double throughout!!
Size 7 (4.5 mm) 29” circular (cir) and set of double pointed (dpns) and size 5 (3.75 mm) 29” cir and dpns. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Markers (m); stitch holders/waste yarn; tapestry needle.
22½ sts and 30 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch and Lace Pattern on larger needles
To save time and ensure proper fit, please take time to check gauge.
This cardigan is worked flat from the bottom up as follows: The body is cast on and worked back and forth up to the armholes where the back/fronts are worked separately. The back is cast off to form the pleat and immediately picked up again. Short rows are used to shape shoulders which are then joined with a 3 needle bind off. Collar is continued and seamed at back neck. Sleeves are picked up from armholes, shaped with short rows and worked down in the round.
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