Lace-Leaf Pocket Cardigan by Quenna Lee

Lace-Leaf Pocket Cardigan

Knitting
September 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1050 - 1500 yards (960 - 1372 m)
31½ (34¼, 36¼, 40¾, 43½) inches (80.0 [87.0, 92.1, 103.5, 110.5] cm) finished bust circumference; worn with 2-3" (5.1-7.6 cm) negative ease
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Errata available: interweave.com

Inspired by the loose-fitting separates of the 1920s, this lightweight open cardigan is the perfect choice to wear for a tour of the grounds or lunch in the village. The mirroring slanted lace-leaf pockets add femininity and visual interest. The front bands extend past the shoulders to form the neckband.

Cardigan is worked in one piece from the bottom up to the armholes. Fronts and back are worked separately. Sleeves are worked from the top down; sleeve cap is shaped with short rows before joining to work in the round.

Note: Since the garment has an open front, choose a finished size that is 2 to 3 inches (5.1 to 7.6 cm) smaller than your actual bust circumference.

Errata
There are errors in the neckband stitch counts.

In the Neck Edging section, it should read:

Right Neckband
Return 7 (9, 9, 11, 11) held right neckband sts to needle….
Next row (RS): Work to last st, k1f&b--8 (10, 10, 12, 12) sts….
Continue as directed.

Left Neckband
Return 7 (9, 9, 11, 11) held right neckband sts to needle….
Next row (WS): Work to last st, p1f&b--8 (10, 10, 12, 12) sts….
Continue as directed.

Details include:

  • Double slant pockets which are worked from sts set aside after the cardigan is completed.
  • Double eyelet running down the sleeves that flow into a double leaf pattern