Originally designed for The Knitter magazine, this elegant and feminine cardigan has a flared peplum, lace panels and a tie belt. Originally knitted in a 4ply wool mix, the sample photographed has been knitted using two strands of Rowan Fine Lace, a beautifully soft alpaca and wool mix yarn in an unusual dark dusky pink.
The cardigan is knitted mainly in stocking stitch, but has lace panels at the front, and a band of lace patterning at the hem of the flared peplum. It is completed with small cream shell buttons.
Yarn: The pattern has been written for Noro Taiyo Sock yarn, 3ply/light fingering (462 yards/ 422 m per 100g hank), (50% cotton/17% wool/17% polyamide/ 16% silk)
Sizes & yarn quantities: The pattern gives instructions for sizes 32-48 ins (81-122cm) bust, using 4 (4:5:5:5:5:5:6) balls of yarn.
Tension: 27sts and 38 rows to 4ins (10cms) using 3.25mm (US 3) needles in stocking stitch
27sts and 32 rows to 10cm over lace patt using 3.25mm needles
Needles etc: 3.25mm (US 3) knitting needles.
For more information and to purchase the pattern as a PDF download follow this link to the Ravelry page for the original design and this link for details of the re-knitted sample shown here. (membership of Ravelry not required)
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Photos: Nick Sargeant