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#340 Marlene Cardigan PDF Knitting Pattern

  • marlene cardigan (size S)
  • marlene cardigan (size S)
  • marlene cardigan (size XS)
  • marlene cardigan (size S)
  • marlene cardigan (size XS)
  • marlene cardigan (size S)
  • marlene cardigan (size S)
  • marlene cardigan (size S)
  • marlene cardigan (size S)
  • marlene cardigan (size XS)
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Product Description

A new cardigan, with delicate patterning and a shrunken, flattering fit, are exactly what your wardrobe and knitting queue need right now.

The symmetry of the all-over lace design allows for easier knitting and very pretty results. Each leaf-like lace motif is evenly spaced and repeated across a row, then that row is repeated, but with the motifs offset to sit between the motifs of the previous row, creating a beautiful overall effect.

This lace design is knit from the bottom up on the back and fronts as the body is knit in one piece. At the underarms, the back and fronts are split and finished separately with neckline and shoulder shaping.

The shoulders are joined with a 3-needle bind off. Sleeves are then picked up and knit down with an inverted v-shaped version of the lace (with optional bobbles) accenting the sleeves. Stitches are then decreased to gather the cuff. The ribbed collar and front button bands are picked up and knit. Sides and sleeves are then seamed and buttons are attached.

Shown here in a very soft, sport-weight alpaca yarn.

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Finished Knit Bust Measurements: 35 ½ (39 ½, 43 ½, 47 ½) (51 ½, 55 ½, 59 ½) (63 ½, 67 ½)" [90 (100.5, 110.5, 120.5) (131, 141, 151) (161.5, 171.5) cm]. TO FIT SIZES: XS (S, M, L) (1X, 2X, 3X) (4X, 5X) or Bust Sizes 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42) (44-46, 48-50, 52-54) (56-58, 60-62)" [71-76 (81.5-86.5, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5) (112-117, 122-127, 132-137) (142-147.5, 152.5-157.5) cm]. There is approx 5 ½-7 ½" [14-19 cm] intended positive ease.

Skill Level: Intermediate 1

Yarn Used: 
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca Mix (100% Alpaca); 1.8 oz/50g [183 yds/167 m] per ball: 5 (5, 6, 7) (7, 8, 9) (10, 10) balls. Size XS sample is in Color #9021 Mist (light blue); Size S sample is in #0618 Light Beige.

Pattern Gauges:
22 sts = 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information:
light fingering-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: 815 (915, 1005, 1125) (1240, 1390, 1520) (1685, 1745) yds [745 (837, 919, 1029) (1134, 1271, 1390) (1541, 1596) 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.

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