Nigella lace cardigan by Anne B Hanssen

Nigella lace cardigan

April 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
980 - 1715 yards (896 - 1568 m)
32/33.5/35/36/38/40/42/44/46/48" finished chest measurement
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I LOVE the yoke of this cardigan! It is so fun to work and the result is flattering and beautiful. Part of the lace-pattern is used for the edge of the lower body as well as for the bottom edge of the sleeves.
It is knit up in a DK weight,, which makes it so fast to work:))

The pattern has been tested by talented and skilfull knitters. A huge thank you to: flutterby93 / nayus / TeenyTinyRedHouse / craftycecile / kayemgee / AmeValeska / curiouscate

Construction The cardigan is worked top-down and it is completely seamless. You start from the circular yoke in the Nigella lace-pattern, followed by short-rows (to make the neckline of the front deeper than the neckline of the back) and raglan increases. At underarms work is divided and lower body and sleeves are worked in separate pieces. The lower body is worked flat with (optional) waist-shaping, the sleeves are worked in the round. Sts are picked up later for button bands.

Sizes Finished chest circumference: 32/33.5/35/36/38/40/42/44/46/48”. The sample is worked in size 2 (33.5”) with just a tiny bit of ease.

Materials YARN:I used Eden Cottage “Bowland DK” to work the cardigan. This yarn comes in skeins of 100gr/3.53oz and 224m/245yards. You will need 4/4/5/5/5/5/6/6/6/7 skeins of this specific yarn. Keep in mind that the cardigan is a little shorter than full-length. If you add length you need more yarn.
NEEDLES: You need to choose needle size to obtain gauge. The needle-size given is a suggestion only.
You need a circular needle 3mm/US2.5 to work the ribbed neckline. You need a circular needle 4mm/US6 to work the upper and lower body. You need a set of dpns (or a circular needle if working the magic loop) 4mm/US6 to work the sleeves.
NOTIONS: separate holders, removable stitch-markers, 10 buttons (or more/less) 1.5cm/0.6” across.

Gauge 22 sts and 32 rows in stockinette sts = 10x10cm/4x4”

The pattern All measurements are given in cm’s as well as in inches. All necessary stitch-counts are given. There is a schematic. The lace-patterning for the yoke, the sleeves and the edge of the lower body is charted as well as written out row-by-row.

Knitting skills Average knitting skills are needed: cast on, bind off, working lace following written instructions and/or charts, picking up sts, simple short rows (it is not necessary to pick up wraps).