Here I offer the lace and shaping of my Louise cardigan re-imagined slightly shorter with elbow length sleeves and a broad neckline scoop, making for a perfect all-season topper. Wide garter stitch bands that trim its edges create a calming balance for the active diagonal of its lace. Pieces are knit flat, bottom up, with seaming.
Bust: 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56"
Length: 23¾, 24¼, 24¾, 25¼, 25¾, 26, 26¼"
Shown in Chickadee wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 181 yds per 50g skein); color – river; 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 950, 1100, 1225, 1400, 1550, 1700, 1850 yards.
1 pair US5 (3.75mm) straight, or size to obtain gauge
Stitch markers, for indicating lace set repeats
GAUGE (after blocking)
24 sts and 32 rows to 4" in stockinette stitch
22.4 sts and 32 rows to 4" in Lozenge Lace stitch pattern
Long-tail cast on, decreasing (k2tog, skp, sk2p), increasing (m1L, m1R, yo), short row shaping and 3 needle bind off at shoulders, blocking, and seaming.
11 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, relevant abbreviations, lace pattern description, chart and shaping notes, along with a multi-set template to assist tracking of stitch sequences during shaping.
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