Concise Lace Cardigan

Concise Lace Cardigan

 

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This cropped lace cardigan is the ideal layer to wear with summer dresses. It provides just enough coverage, while the openwork pattern keeps it from getting too warm—perfect for summer evenings. The truncated length and small shawl collar are reminiscent of ultra feminine 1950s style. Knit seamlessly from the hem up, this sweater is quick and fun to knit.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Bust: 33.5″(37″, 41″, 46″, 50″)
Hem (ribcage): 27.5″(31″, 36″, 40″, 44″)
Length: 14″(14.5″, 15″, 15.5″, 16″)

GAUGE 4″ = 16 sts and 22 rows in Feather Openwork pattern on larger needles
Note: yarn shown usually knits at 16-18 sts to 4″ in Stocking Stitch

MATERIALS
330(370, 410, 460, 500) yards aran weight yarn
US 6 (4mm) and US 8 (5mm) 24″ or longer circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 2 sizes smaller
stitch holders or scrap yarn
stitch markers
yarn needle
four 1″ buttons
sewing needle and thread in color similar to yarn

YARN SHOWN Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton (100% organically grown cotton; 150 yards/100 grams)