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Lace Cardigan

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 6 (7, 9, 10, 11) skeins Red Heart® Eco-Cotton™ Blend Yarn, Moss
  • 2 buttons: 1" diameter
  • Yarn needle
  • Size F-5 crochet hook
  • Stitch markers (sm)
  • Stitch holders
  • Size 7 circular knitting needle, 36"
GAUGE: 19 sts = 4"; 32 rows = 4" in garter stitch. Regular instruction lists begin with 'Directions' in bold, 'Notes' are italicized and each line is double spaced by 2
tags.

DIRECTIONS:Pattern is written for smallest size. changes Changes for larger sizes are in ( ).
Lace Stitch: Multiple of 6 sts + 4. Row 1: (RS): K2, *yo, sk2p, yo, k3; rep from * to last 2 stitches, k2. Row 2: Purl. Row 3: K2, *k3, yo, sk2p, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Row 4: Purl. Rep Rows 1-4 for Lace st.

SLEEVE: Make 2. CO 52 (58-64-70-76) sts. Knit 5 rows. Beg with Row 1, work Rows 1-3 of Lace st. Change to garter st until piece is 2½" (3"-3"-3½"-3½") from beg, end with WS row.

Armhole: BO 3 (4-5-6-7) sts beg of next 2 rows, 46 (50-54-58-62) sts. Slip sts to stitch holder for Raglan shaping.

BODY: CO 154 (172, 190, 208, 226) sts. Knit 5 rows. Next Row: (RS) K3, beg with Row 1, work Lace st to last 3 sts, k3. Keep 1st & last 3 sts in garter st; center sts in Lace st until piece is 9½" (10"-10½"-11"-11½") from beg, end with RS row. Work garter st across all sts; work 3½" more, end with RS row.

Armholes: Next Row (WS): K36 (40-44-48-52) for Left Front, BO 6 (8-10-12-14) sts, k70 (76-82-88-94) sts for Back, BO 6 (8-10-12-14) sts, k36 (40-44-48-52) sts for Right Front.

Raglan: Next Row: (RS) K36 (40-44-48-52) sts of Right Front, place sm, k46 (50-54-58-62) sts from Sleeve stitch holder, place sm, k70 (76-82- 88-94) sts of Back, place sm, k46 (50-54-58-62) sts from Sleeve stitch holder, place sm, k36 (40-44-48-52) sts of Left Front, 234 (256-278-300-322) sts. Knit 1 row. Dec Row: (RS) K2tog, *knit to 2 sts before sm, ssk, k2tog; rep from * 3 more times, knit to last 2 sts, ssk – 224 (246-268-290-312) sts; 10 sts decreased. Working in garter st, rep Dec Row every other row 16 (18-20-22-24) more times – 64 (66-68-70-72) sts. Knit 1 row. Dec: K2tog, ssk, *knit to 2 sts before sm, ssk, k2tog; rep from * 2 more times – 56 (58-60-62-64) sts; 8 sts dec. Knit 1 row. BO.

Collar: WS facing, join yarn at beg Neck shaping on Left Front Neck, pick up & knit 130 (136-142-148-154) sts evenly around Neck edge. Next Row: (WS) K3, purl to last 3 sts, k3. Next Row: K3, beg with Row 1, work Lace st to last 3 sts, k3. Keeping 1st and last 3 sts in garter st and center sts in Lace st until Collar measures 3" from beg, end with a RS row. Knit 4 rows. BO knitwise.

FINISHING: Sew sleeve & underarm seams. Crochet two 2" chains, leaving long ends. Fold chains in half and using ends, sew chains to Right Front for button loops at beg of Neck shaping & garter st. Sew buttons on Left Front opposite button loops. Weave in ends. Finished bust: 32" (36"-40"-44"-47") Length 17½" (18½"-19½"-20½"-21½")

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