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Frances

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  • About Frances:

    This stunning cardigan is based on the classic 1950s shape of a hip length, figure hugging silhouette which allows the fabric of the garment to do all the work and create its shape. The all-over lattice stitch pattern is worked with negative ease, meaning the garment is designed to be smaller than the wearer. This allows the garment to stretch, revealing the pattern and creating that 1950s look. The cardigan is knitted in pieces and then sewn together. Button facings and hems are knitted at the same time as the main pieces.

    The design is named after the glamorous Frances Stevens played by Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief. Partnering Cary Grant in this stylish Hitchcock film and playing a very dangerous game, Frances really could have done with a cardigan like this!

    Knitted in Excelana 4ply 100% British wool from Susan Crawford in Nile Green colourway. Excelana has both excellent stretch and stitch definition so is perfect for this project. Added finishing details of hems and facings are knitted in a contrast colour providing those little added touches so synonymous with the glamour of the 1950s.

    Our model is shown wearing the first size.

    The pattern contains full written instructions as well as charted instructions and clear schematic diagrams.



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