Opportune by Emily Ringelman


March 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Lace Pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1000 - 2000 yards (914 - 1829 m)
44 (46.5, 50.5, 56, 60, 64.5, 67.5)" Finished Bust
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This lace vest/cardigan is pretty straightforward to knit. The lace pattern is a simple, easy-to-memorize four row repeat, perfect for tv or knit night knitting! It’s worked in three pieces- two fronts and a back. Once the pieces are seamed, you pick up stitches for a hood, then finally, you knit garter stitch bands all around the front and the armholes. An i-cord tie finishes the vest off, but if you hate knitting i-cord, you could make a long twisted cord, or just use a thin belt. If you’d like to make it a swimsuit coverup instead, lengthen the fronts and back by 8-10”, then follow all other direc-tions as written. You will need to plan for extra yarn if you plan to lengthen the body. If you don’t want to knit the tie, this is a great opportunity to use a shawl pin to close the front of the cardigan, or you can simply wear it open.

Excellent photos courtesy of my father-in-law Jim Ringelman.

XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
shown in size M with 13 inches/33 cm of ease

Chest/Bust: 44(46.5, 50.5, 56, 60, 64.5, 67.5) inches/111.75(118, 128.25, 142.25, 152.5, 163.75, 171.5)cm
Length: 24(25, 25, 26, 26, 27, 27) inches/6163.5, 63.5, 66, 66, 68.5, 68.5cm

Kraemer Yarns Tatamy Tweed DK (45% cotton, 55% acrylic; 250/229 per 3.53 oz/100 g skein); color: Ginger; 3(4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7) skeins

1 set US #7/4.5mm needles for working flat

US #7/4.5mm circular needle, 60”/152 cm or longer

Spare needle for three-needle bind-off, markers (m), removable markers or safety pins, tapestry needle

20 sts/28 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch
15 sts/28 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Lace Pattern