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Here's a wonderfully feminine cardigan featuring a unique curved front hem, eyelet detailing, and pretty belled, lace sleeves.
It's also a top-down design, so it's seamless and the sleeves are easily altered!
The sample as shown features 3/4 length sleeves that are belled with a lovely lacy leaf design.
The bottom hem is curved to be longer in back and gracefully curved up in front. The wide lace border is then picked up and knit from the top down. Then, the button bands are picked up and knit. And the cardigan is finished off with leaf design horn buttons that perfectly compliment the lace design.
This is a beautiful cardigan that can be the centerpiece of your outfit or the perfect accompaniment to a pretty dress.
Also looks GREAT as a short-sleeved vest/cardigan! By binding off the sleeves just before the eyelet lace, you get an easy, rolled-edge, short-sleeved version (see photo at bottom of this page; instructions included in this pattern). This is a great option if you prefer a less dramatic sleeve or if you ran out of your stash yarn.
For the OPTIONAL Top-Down Cardigan Techniques PDF Download, please visit this page. Written instructions are included in this pattern, but the OPTIONAL download may be helpful to some.
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Finished Knit Measurements: 31 ¾ (35 ½, 39 ½, 43 ½, 47 ¾, 51 ¾, 55 ½)" [80.5 (90, 100.5, 110.5, 121.5, 131.5, 141) cm] when buttoned.
Yarn Used: Knit Picks Swish Worsted (100% Superwash Merino Wool); 1.75 oz/50 g [110 yds/101 m] per ball): 8 (8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15) balls for BELLED-SLEEVE Version; 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) balls for SHORT-SLEEVED Version in Lawn #24299.
Pattern Gauge: 16 sts = 4" [10 cm] and 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A worsted weight yarn with a gauge of 4.5 - 5 sts = 1" on size 6 - 9 [4 - 5.5 mm] needles..
Total Yardage Required: 780 (880, 1000, 1110, 1280, 1430, 1570) yds [720 (810, 920, 1020, 1170, 1310, 1440) m] for BELLED-SLEEVE Version; 580 (660, 760, 860, 980, 1100, 1200) yds [580 (660, 760, 860, 980, 1100, 1200) m] for SHORT-SLEEVED Version.
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 10 [6 mm] 24" or longer circular knitting needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (there are too many sts when working the cardigan to fit on straight needles) ;Size 10 [6 mm]: 1 set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) OR 12" circular knitting needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by Unknown on 8th Mar 2013
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