Bellefleur Cardigan by Valerie Hobbs

Bellefleur Cardigan

Knitting
March 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Lace and Garter pattern stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1150 - 1720 yards (1052 - 1573 m)
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Light and graceful - lace and garter stitches combine to create a lovely cardigan for spring. Slip stitches accent the garter stitch hem and cuffs, and I-cord finishes the elegant neck band.

Fronts and back are knit separately from the bottom up and seamed at the sides and shoulders. Modified drop sleeves are knit from the bottom up, attached at the armholes, and seamed at the underarms. Stitches are picked up for the collar band, which is finished with an I-cord bind off.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust - 34½ (37, 39, 41½, 44)(46, 48, 50½, 53)“.
Intended to be worn with 2 - 3” of ease. Fronts open at center approx 1½”.
Length - 21½ (21½, 22, 22, 22½)(22½, 23, 23, 23½)“.

YARN: 1150 (1200, 1285, 1340, 1450)(1485, 1575, 1620, 1720) yds DK weight wool, wool blend, or cotton blend. Shown in Spirit Trail Fiberworks “Birte” (75% superwash merino wool, 15% cashmere, 10% bomybx silk; 275yds/115g) - Glacier.

NEEDLES: U.S. size 6 (4mm) 32” circular needles.
Adjust needle size as needed to obtain correct gauge.

OTHER: Stitch holders, tapestry needle, extra needle for 3-needle bind off.

GAUGE: 21 sts/32 rows = 4” in Lace and Garter, blocked.

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced beginner. Techniques include long tail cast on, knitted cast on, I-cord bind off, 3-needle bind off, simple lace, and m1 increases.

PATTERN: 6 page pdf includes written instructions, schematic, and photos.

Enjoy!