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Here is a gorgeous beaded lace top in a shape designed to flatter.
Tiny iridescent beads add instant glamour and sparkle to an already gorgeous yarn, which is a luxurious blend of mohair, silk, nylon, and wool. The sleeveless cardigan is knit from the top down with a needle size specifically chosen to bring out the yarn's halo and delicacy.
A very pretty open lace panel makes for a very sexy backside. The same lace pattern adorns the open fronts of this cardigan.
Dainty little sleeves make this cardigan an easy layering piece to show of toned arms or to be worn like a vest. Would be a wonderful cover up for a wedding dress or outfit!
Glam up your daytime attire by throwing on this beauty, or save it for special evenings where the beads will twinkle and sparkle perfectly. See the blog post on this cardigan.
See the blog post on this cardigan.
Special thanks to Tilli Tomas for sending me this more-than-gorgeous 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.
Finished Knit Measurements: Cardigan Bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)" [81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142) cm] at BUST. 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: Tilli Tomas Symphony Lace (63% Mohair, 18% Nylon, 10% Silk, 9% Wool w/Beads; 1.76 oz/50 g [345 yds/315 m] per ball): 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) hanks in Midnight Borealis.
Pattern Gauge: Approx 16 sts = 4" [10 cm] and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st on larger needle.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information:A lace weight/2 ply yarn in a silk blend..
Total Yardage Required: 520 (580, 655, 720, 800, 900, 990) yds [476 (531, 599, 659, 732, 823, 906) m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 9 [5.5 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 9 [5.5 mm] set of DPNs OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (for working SLEEVES in the round) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE; Size 7 [4.5 mm] needles (for working neckband rows).
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Posted by Lorraine on 22nd Apr 2013
Love the pattern ..had to read pattern very carefully and highlight the areas that affected my size pattern.
And I am now in the process of knitting it. Looking forward to wearing it
Posted by Rebecca on 26th Mar 2013
The hardest thing about making this sweater is what color to make it in.
Posted by Vivian E. Brown on 31st Jan 2013
I read the pattern through, ordered yarn. Will be making sweater for Easter
Posted by Cerline on 28th Dec 2012
This pattern is not only beautiful, but also very versatile. I love it!
Posted by Unknown on 4th Dec 2012
I have a couple of people on my gift list that require light weight knits, because of climate.
This is a beautiful sweater I look forward to knitting.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Sep 2012
Such a pretty end project. The instructions were amazingly clear, love how you also linked to certain stitches to show exactly what you used on yours.
I finished my project and need to get around to blocking it so I can give it to the lucky recipient.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Sep 2012
Easy to read instructions. Will let you know when the garment is finished if it really lives up to my expectations.
Posted by Sandie on 24th Aug 2012
Beautiful pattern, uses large needles and not too much luxury yarn - can't wait to start.