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. (for more details see here)
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