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This cardigan is lush and lacy, with beautiful detailing throughout. Wide diamond lace panels emerge from the 2 knit-in front pockets. The back features a ruffled peplum design that is echoed in the gorgeous elbow-length sleeves. Shaping is done within the Narrow Reverse Stockinette stitch panels bordering each lace panel to accentuate the sexy shape. See a larger picture of the cardigan front below.
The cardigan is finished with 6 antique glass buttons and a curved garter stitch collar. Simply stunning and incredibly unique design. As wonderful to make as it is to wear!
See some great finished photos and more on this pattern on the SweaterBabe.com Blog!
Finished Knit Measurements: Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large) = Finished Chest Measurement: 34 ½ (36 ½, 38 ½, 40 ½, 42 ½)" [87.5 (92.5, 98, 103, 108) cm].
Yarn Used: Classic Elite Lush (50% Angora, 50% Wool); 1.75 oz/50g (123 yd/112m) balls: 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) in #4438 Latte. Visit the Classic Elite website to see all the gorgeous colors for Lush yarn and to find where to buy it.
Pattern Gauge: 16 sts = 4" [10 cm] and 28 rows = 5" [12.5 cm] in Stockinette Stitch.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A medium, worsted weight yarn in a soft angora/wool blend with a gauge of 4 sts = 1" on size 8-9 needles..
Total Yardage Required: Approximately 738 (861, 861, 984, 984) yds [672 (784, 784, 896, 896) m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try (especially if you prefer not to use angora):
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran
Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk
Sirdar Blu (~ 3 skeins)
Ella Rae Classic
Valley Yarns Sheffield
Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran
Elsebeth Lavold Classic AL
Patons Classic Wool Merino
Knit Picks Andean Silk
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Solid
Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Worsted
Web's Valley Tarns Florence
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: 24 to 32" long (or longer) circular needle in Size 9 [5.5 mm].
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Posted by Noleen. on 11th Nov 2013
What a fabulous pattern to knit. I have finished the back and left side and now onto the right side. So far have found instructions easy to follow. Not sure if I will do flutter sleeves or start pattern from beginning of cuff. Put pockets in as they look okay in pictures and will be handy. Looking forward to knitting other patterns I have purchased. Don't often knit with worsted weight as this is equivalent to 10ply in NZ, most of our knitting is done in 8ply.