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#332 Olivia Cardigan PDF Knitting Pattern

  • Olivia Cardigan PDF knitting pattern
  • Olivia Cardigan PDF knitting pattern
  • Olivia Cardigan PDF knitting pattern
  • Olivia Cardigan PDF knitting pattern
  • Olivia Cardigan PDF knitting pattern
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Product Description

Delicate lace graces the upper front and back of this pretty little cardigan, a closet classic reimagined in a cropped length and rich shade of pink.

Angled lace, dropped shoulders with Garter stitch detailing, folded over ribbed collar, and gently tapered sleeves complete the well thought out detailing of this cardigan.

The cardigan is knit in pieces, from the bottom up. The lace is introduced in panels that are added after each 12-row repeat is completed. Short rows shape the shoulders before a Garter stitch finish.

The 3-needle bind off method joins the shoulders. Sleeves are then picked up and knit down with decreases to taper towards the wrist, ending with a ribbed cuff. Sides and sleeves are then seamed. Lastly, the ribbed collar and front button bands are picked up and knit to finish.

Shown here in a very soft, sport-weight alpaca yarn. Lace is charted and written.

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Finished Knit Bust Measurements: 35 ½ (39 ½, 43 ½, 47 ½, 51 ½, 55 ½, 59 ½)" [90 (100.5, 110.5, 120.5, 131, 141, 151) 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]. There is approx 5 ½-7 ½" [14-19 cm] positive ease.

Skill Level: Intermediate 2

Yarn Used: 
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca Mix (100% Alpaca); 1.8 oz/50g [183 yds/167 m] per ball: 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9) balls in Color #3770 Dark Pink.

Pattern Gauges:
22 sts = 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st on larger needles, blocked; 28 rows = 3" [7.5 cm] in Ribbing on smaller needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information:
sport-weight yarn in a wool/alpaca blend. Yarn label info: 23 sts = 30 rows = 4" [10 cm] on size 1.5-4 [2.5-3.5 mm] needles. 

Approximate Total Yardage Required: 915 (1015, 1115, 1215, 1340, 1490, 1605) yds [837 (928, 1020, 1111, 1225, 1362, 1468) m].  

Some suggested yarns to try:
Blue Sky Fibers Alpaca Silk, Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca, Isager Yarns Isager Alpaca 2, Knit Picks Andean Treasure, The Fibre Company Road to China Light
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!

Knitting Needles Used: Size 4 [3.5 mm] 32-40" [80-100 cm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE; Size 3 [3.25 mm] needles or one size smaller than main needles for bottom ribbing, cuffs, collar, and front button bands.

Please note: SweaterBabe.com patterns are authorized for home use only and are not to be knit/crocheted for resale. All pattern sales are final.


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