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 cast 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 cardigan is knitted in Excelana DK 100% british wool from Susan Crawford. The sample shown is knitted in Powdered Egg.
The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the lace sections.Designed by:
Pattern includes 11 sizes to fit the following chest measurements: 76cm(30in), 81cm(32in), 86cm(34in), 92cm(36in), 97cm(38in), 102cm(40in), 107cm(42in), 112cm(44in), 117cm(46cm), 122cm(48in), 127cm(50in).
Can either be worn close fitting or slightly over sized as shown in the pattern photographs depending on size chosen to knit.
Excelana DK from Susan Crawford, 100% British wool, 247m/270yds per 100g skein
4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins shade Tansy
23 sts and 29 rows to 10cm(4in) measured over stocking stitch knitted flat.
1 pair 4mm (US 6) needles, plus 1 spare needle for three needle bind off.
needle and thread
4 large clear press studs
Short row shaping; three needle cast off; lace knitting.