by Susan Crawford
This slightly long-line cardigan is worked in separate pieces each worked from the bottom up. V-neck shaping on the cardigan fronts are worked after the lace pattern on each side so that shaping is not needed to be worked over the lace pattern at any time. Shoulder shaping is worked using short rows and the shoulders are joined using three needle bind off. Slip stitch mock ribbing is worked at the welt, cuffs and bands at the same time as the body pieces. Large press studs are sewn to the bands with buttons added for decoration.
The pattern is written for 11 sizes and can be worn close fitting or slightly over sized as shown in the pattern photographs depending on size chosen to knit.
The cardigan is knitted in Excelana luxury DK wool which is my own range of 100% British wool spun by John Arbon Textiles. The colour shown in the photographs is called Powdered Egg.
Supplied as a PDF download
To Fit sizes:
Garment shown in photographs is for the 5th size 97cm (38in)
Excelana Luxury DK wool
(119m/130yd per 50g ball)
100% pure new British Wool
7 (7, 7, 9, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14) balls
shade Powdered Egg
1 pair 4mm (US 6) needles
(plus 1 spare needle for three needle bind off.
4 large clear press studs