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Here is a cardigan (and vest) knitting pattern to top all with its wonderful attention to detail. Bold curvy scroll lace panels (that mirror each other) create a gorgeous statement on the front of the cardigan, extending to the generous collar, which can be worn open as shown or buttoned up to different heights for a variety of moods.
The same scroll lace is repeated on the dramatically textured belled sleeves. Beautiful shaping is accentuated with reverse Stockinette stitch seams on the back, front, and sleeves. The length is just to the hip. Big buttons complete the detailing.
This is the masterpiece you have been waiting to make for yourself! Knit in a popular wool/mohair blend yarn that comes in an amazing range of colors. The bulky weight also makes for a quick knit.
This pattern includes a vest version with garter stitch armhole edgings to replace the sleeves. You'll want to make both versions!
See the blog posts on this cardigan (and tha slightly cropped version, pattern #38), including a stunning one in Noro Transitions yarn!
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Finished Knit Measurements: At Bust: 34 ¼ (38 ¾, 41 ¾, 46 ¼, 51 ½, 54 ½, 59 ¾)" [87 (98.5, 106, 117.5, 131, 138.5, 152) cm]; TO FIT SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) or Bust Sizes 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)" [71-76 (81.5-86.5, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137) cm].
Yarn Used: Brown Sheep Company Lamb's Pride Bulky (85% Wool/15% Mohair); 4 oz/113 g [125 yds/114 m] per skein):4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) for VEST; 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10) for CARDIGAN in Onyx #M-05.
Pattern Gauge: 8 sts = 3" [7.5 cm] and 17 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st on larger-size needles.
12 sts of Lace Panel = approx. 3.5" [7.5 cm] wide on larger-size needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn in a soft wool/mohair blend
a gauge of 3 stitches = 1" on size 10-1/2 [6.5mm] needles..
Total Yardage Required: 500 (500, 625, 625, 750, 750, 875) yds [456 (456, 570, 570, 684, 684, 798) m] for VEST; 750 (750, 875, 875, 1000, 1125, 1250) yds [684 (684, 798, 798, 912, 1026, 1140) m] for CARDIGAN.
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 11 [8 mm] 24" or longer circular knitting needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (there are too many sts when working the collar to fit on straight needles; you can use straight needles for the pieces if you prefer); Size 10 ¾ [7 mm] 24" or longer circular knitting needles (you can use size 10 1/2 here if you need to).
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Posted by V on 10th Nov 2013
Well written, clear pattern that gives a lovely shaped and detailed cardigan. Check the body length before you start, as it can be a tad short for some.
Posted by k on 12th Feb 2013
i haven't knit this pattern yet, but i wish the sweater pictured was in a color that would be clearer when the pattern is printed.