Farrah

Welcome Farrah – a lacy, no-close cardigan perfect for taking the chill off with romantic flair!  Slightly shaped at the waist, this high-hip length design is worked from the bottom up, in one piece until the armholes, where its fronts and back split and are worked separately.  The lovely and floral Lace Entrelac, an easily memorized 13 stitch by 12 row repeat, adorns its front panels and sleeves, while its Stockinette back panel, where bodice shaping occurs, provides textural respite that keeps the knitting simple.  Sleeves are worked bottom up, flat, and set-in.  Stitches are picked up along the center fronts and back neckline for Garter trimming.  As an added assist, you'll find all armhole and sleeve Lace shaping charted – making this a perfect project for knitters of all levels.  Enjoy!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
This pattern is designed to fit the following body measurements (without ease).  Note that the actual finished measurements for bust, waist, and hips will differ from this since its center front edges do not meet.
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55" / 78.75, 89, 99, 109.25, 119.5, 129.5, 139.75 cm
Waist: 27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51" / 68.5, 78.75, 89, 99, 109.25, 119.5, 129.5 cm
High Hips: 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54" / 76.25, 86.5, 96.5, 106.75, 116.75, 127, 137.25 cm
Length: 20½, 21, 21¼, 21½, 21¾, 22, 22¼" / 52, 53.25, 54, 54.5, 55.25, 56, 56.5 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Chickadee wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 181 yds / 166m per 50g skein); color – Shell #171; 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 940, 1030, 1140, 1245, 1375, 1480, 1610 yards / 860, 945, 1045, 1140, 1260, 1355, 1475 m.     
I always have additional yarn on-hand for swatching.

Needles
US5 / 3.75mm or size to obtain gauge
1 32" / 80 cm circ, or longer, to manage multiple stitches of the bodice (worked flat) and trim
1 pair straight, for upper bodice and sleeves

Notions
Stitch markers, to mark shaping borders and indicate lace repeats (varying colors helpful)
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle
• T-pins for blocking (blocking wires optional)

GAUGE (after blocking)
24 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch
24 sts and 48 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Garter stitch
22.5 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Lace Entrelac stitch pattern

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail CO, decreasing (k2tog, ssk, sl1-k2tog-psso), increasing (yo, m1R, m1L, m1pR, m1pL), stitch pick up at center fronts and around neckline, blocking, and seaming. 

PDF contains 8 files
• an 11 page PDF of pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, Lace stitch description, helpful links to online tutorials, and definitions for relevant abbreviations, and
• a 6 page Supplemental Materials PDF for each of 7 sizes, that includes a BODICE ROW COUNTER tracking simultaneous front panel Lace rows and back panel shaping, an ARMHOLE chart detailing corresponding Lace modifications from the point of the underarm, and SLEEVE – lower, upper, and cap charts giving row by row accounting of Lace modifications throughout.  

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