Ginger Lace Cardigan by Courtney Kelley

Ginger Lace Cardigan

Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern on larger needle, lightly steamed.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1431 - 1908 yards (1309 - 1745 m)
About 36½ (43, 49½)" (92.5 [109, 125.5] cm) bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 36½" (92.5 cm), buttoned.
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I love the look of vintage allover lace cardigans from the 1950s and 1960s, but the instructions often seem so vague. In those days, many patterns provided just a stitch repeat and instructions to “keep in pattern” while working armhole, neck, and sleeve shaping instead of writing out row-by-row instruc-tions. It struck me one day that if I charted the increases and decreases just as I would for a shawl, I’d be able to visualize how the shaping affects the lace pattern. Suddenly, all those lace cardigans became a lot less daunting. once you’re accus-tomed to following the charts, you’ll find the simple style of this pretty cardigan to be a wardrobe staple.