Lacework Cardigan

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Lacework Cardigan

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This long elegant cardigan is great for keeping chills out on crisp fall days. Shown in Patons Divine.

S
32-34" [81-86 cm]
36½" [92.5 cm]
M
36-38" [91-97 cm]
42" [106.5 cm]
L
40-42" [101.5-106.5 cm]
47" [119.5 cm]
XL
44-46" [112-117 cm]
52½" [133.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $12.98

Step 1:

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Size:

  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
Bust measurement
32-34" [81-86 cm]
Finished bust
36½" [92.5 cm]

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Main Color (MC)

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Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 9/5.5mm
$6.49

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 10/6mm
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Materials not included in this kit:

3 buttons.

The materials for this project cost $12.98

Abbreviations

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

P2tog = purl two stitches together

pat = pattern

psso = pass slipped stitch over

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.

st(s) = stitch(es)

yfwd = yarn forward (makes 1 extra stitch)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Bust measurement
S 32-34" [81-86 cm]
M 36-38" [91-97 cm]
L 40-42" [101.5-106.5 cm]
XL 44-46" [112-117 cm]
Finished bust
S 36½" [92.5 cm]
M 42" [106.5 cm]
L 47" [119.5 cm]
XL 52½" [133.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Cardigan
Divine
SizesSMLXL 
Main Color (MC)
()
78910
Sizes 5½ mm (U.S. 9) and 6 mm (U.S. 10) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.

GAUGE

12 sts and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

Back
With smaller needles, cast on 55 (63-71-79) sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows (K1. P1) ribbing once more.
Change to larger needles and proceed in Tulip Lace pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd and every alt row: Purl.
3rd row: K3. *yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K6. Rep from * to last 4 sts. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
5th row: K1. *K2tog. yfwd. K1. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K3. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K2tog. yfwd. K1. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K1.
7th row: As 3rd row.
9th row: Knit.
11th row: K7. *yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K6. Rep from * to end of row.
13th row: K5. *K2tog. yfwd. K1. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K3. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
15th row: As 11th row.
16th row: Purl.
Last 16 rows form Tulip Lace pat.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 40 ins [101.5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Armhole shaping: Cont in stocking st only, cast off 5 (6-6-7) sts beg next 2 rows. 45 (51-59-65) sts. Cont in stocking st, dec 1 st each end of needle on next 1 (3-3-5) row(s), then every following alt row 4 (4-7-6) times. 35 (37-39-43) sts.
Cont even in stocking st until armhole measures 8½ (9-9½-) ins [21.5 (23-24-25) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 7 (7-7-9) sts beg next 2 rows. Cast off rem 21 (23-25-25) sts.

Left Front
With smaller needles, cast on 31 (39-39-47) sts.
1st row: (RS). P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
2nd row: *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Rep last 2 rows once more.
Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). Knit to last 9 sts. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1.
2nd and every alt rows: (K1. P1) 4 times. K1. Purl to end of row.
3rd row: K3. *yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K6. Rep from * to last 12 sts. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. (K1. P1) 4 times. K2.
5th row: K1. *K2tog. yfwd. K1. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K3. Rep from * to last 14 sts. K2tog. yfwd. K1. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1.
7th row: As 3rd row.
9th row: As 1st row.
11th row: K7. *yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K6. Rep from * to last 16 sts. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K5. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1.
13th row: K5. *K2tog. yfwd. K1. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K3. Rep from * to last 10 sts. (K1. P1) 4 times. K2.
15th row: As 11th row.
16th row: (K1. P1) 4 times. K1. Purl to end of row.
Rep last 16 rows of Tulip Lace pat, and (K1. P1) rib edging, until work from beg measures 40 ins [101.5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Armhole and V-neck shaping: Next row: Cast off 5 (6-6-7) sts. Knit to last 9 sts. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1. 26 (33-33-40) sts.
Next row: (K1. P1) 4 times. K1. Purl to end of row.
Cont in stocking st, proceed as follows:

Size S only: 1st row: (RS). Work 2tog. Knit to last 11 sts. K2tog. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1.
2nd row: (K1. P1) 4 times. K1. Purl to end of row.
3rd row: Work 2tog. Knit to last 9 sts. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th and 6th rows: As 3rd and 2nd rows.
7th row: As 1st row.
8th row: As 2nd row. 20 sts.

Sizes M and XL only: 1st row: (RS). Work 2tog. Knit to last 11 sts. K2tog. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1.
2nd row: (K1. P1) 4 times. K1. Purl to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
Rep last 2 rows (0-1) time more. (30-34) sts.
Next row: (RS). Work 2tog. Knit to last 11 sts. K2tog. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1.
Next row: (K1. P1) 4 times. K1. Purl to end of row. Rep last 2 rows (3-5) times more. 22 sts.

Size L only: 1st row: (RS). Work 2tog. Knit to last 11 sts. K2tog. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1.
2nd row: (K1. P1) 4 times. K1. Purl to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
3rd row: Work 2tog. Knit to last 9 sts. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1.
4th row: (K1. P1) 4 times. K1. Purl to end of row.
5th row: As 1st row.
6th row: As 4th row.
7th to 10th rows: As 3rd to 6th rows.
11th to 14th rows: As 3rd and 4th rows twice.
15th row: As 1st row.
16th row: As 4th row. 20 sts.

All Sizes: Next row: Work 2tog. Knit to last 9 sts. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1. 19 (21-19-21) sts.
Next row: (K1. P1) 4 times. K1. Purl to end of row.
Work 2 (0-2-2) rows even, having 9 sts of (K1. P1) ribbing at front edge.
Next row: (RS). Knit to last 11 sts. K2tog. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1.
Work 5 (3-5-5) rows even, having 9 sts of (K1. P1) ribbing at front edge.
Rep last 6 (4-6-6) rows 1 (3-1-1) time(s) more. 17 (17-17-19) sts.
Cont even, having 9 sts of (K1. P1) ribbing at front edge, until armhole measures 8½ (9-9½-) ins [21.5 (23-24-25) cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Place marker at end of last row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 7 (7-7-9) sts. Working on rem 10 sts, cont in (K1. P1) ribbing, as established, until work from marker measures length to fit across back neck edge to center of back. Cast off. Place 3 markers on left front edge for buttons, having top button at first row of V-neck shaping and rem 2 markers down 4 ins [10 cm] apart.
Work buttonholes on Right Front to correspond to button markers as follows:
Next row: (RS). K2. P1. K1. Cast off 2 sts. P1. K1. P1.
Next row: Work in pat, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.

Right Front
With smaller needles, cast on 31 (39-39-47) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. *P1. K1. Rep from * to last st. P1.
2nd row: *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Rep last 2 rows once more.
Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K2. (P1. K1) 4 times. Knit to end of row.
2nd and every alt rows: Purl to last 9 sts. (K1. P1) 4 times. K1.
3rd row: K2. (P1. K1) 4 times. K1. *yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K6. Rep from * to last 4 sts. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
5th row: K2. (P1. K1) 3 times. P1. *K2tog. yfwd. K1. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K3. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K2tog. yfwd. K1. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K1.
7th row: As 3rd row.
9th row: As 1st row.
11th row: K2. (P1. K1) 4 times. K5. *yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K6. Rep from * to end of row.
13th row: K2. (P1. K1) 4 times. K3. *K2tog. yfwd. K1. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K3. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
15th row: As 11th row.
16th row: Purl to last 9 sts. (K1. P1) 4 times. K1.
Rep last 16 rows of Tulip Lace pat and (K1. P1) rib edging until work from beg measures 40 ins [101.5 cm], ending with WS facing for next row.
Armhole and V-neck shaping: Next row: Cast off 5 (6-6-7) sts. Purl to last 9 sts. (K1. P1) 4 times. K1. 26 (33-33-40) sts.
Cont working in stocking st, proceed as follows:

Size S only: 1st row: (RS). K2. (P1. K1) 3 times. P1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
2nd row: Purl to last 9 sts. (K1. P1) 4 times. K1.
3rd row: K2. (P1. K1) 3 times. P1. Knit to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th and 6th rows: As 2nd and 3rd rows.
7th row: As 1st row.
8th row: As 2nd row. 20 sts.

Sizes M and XL only: 1st row: (RS). K2. (P1. K1) 3 times. P1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
2nd row: Work 2tog. Purl to last 9 sts. (K1. P1) 4 times. K1.
Rep last 2 rows (0-1) time more. (30-34) sts.
Next row: (RS). As 1st row.
Next row: Purl to last 9 sts. (K1. P1) 4 times. K1. Rep last 2 rows (3-5) times more. 22 sts.

Size L only: 1st row: (RS). K2. (P1. K1) 3 times. P1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
2nd row: Work 2tog. Purl to last 9 sts. (K1. P1) 4 times. K1.
3rd row: K2. (P1. K1) 3 times. P1. Knit to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
4th row: Purl to last 9 sts. (K1. P1) 4 times. K1.
5th row: As 1st row.
6th row: As 4th row.
7th to 10th rows: As 3rd to 6th rows.
11th to 14th rows: As 3rd and 4th rows twice.
15th row: As 1st row.
16th row: As 4th row. 20 sts.

All Sizes: Next row: K2. (P1. K1) 3 times. P1. Knit to last 2 sts. Work 2tog. 19 (21-19-21) sts.
Next row: Purl to last 9 sts. (K1. P1) 4 times. K1.
Work 2 (0-2-2) rows even, having 9 sts of (K1. P1) ribbing at front edge.
Next row: (RS). K2. (P1. K1) 3 times. P1. Sl1. K1. psso.
Knit to end of row.

Work 5 (3-5-5) rows even, having 9 sts of (K1. P1) ribbing at front edge.
Rep last 6 (4-6-6) rows 1 (3-1-1) time(s) more. 17 (17-17-19) sts.
Cont even, having 9 sts of (K1. P1) ribbing at front edge, until armhole measures 8½ (9-9½-) ins [21.5 (23-24- 25) cm], ending with WS facing for next row. Place marker at end of last row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 7 (7-7-9) sts. Working on rem 10 sts, cont in (K1. P1) ribbing, as established, until work from marker measures length, to fit across back neck edge to center back. Cast off.

Sleeves
With smaller needles, cast on 31 sts.
Work 6 ins [15 cm] in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back, ending on a 2nd row and inc 3 sts evenly across last row. 34 sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st at each end of next and every following 8th (6th-6th-6th) row until there are 44 (48-50- 50) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 18 (18½- 19-19½) ins [45.5 (47-48-49.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape top: Cast off 3 (3-4-4) sts beg next 2 rows. 38 (42-42-42) sts.
1st row: Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 9 (9-9-11) times more. 18 (22-22- 18) sts.
Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Next row: P2tog. Purl to last 2 sts. P2togtbl.
Rep last 2 rows until there are 6 sts ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.

Finishing
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.
Sew shoulder seams. Sew center back seam of ribbed edge. Sew ribbed edge to back neck edge. Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.