Louise

Lace translated for a cardigan in this piece is trimmed and "waisted" with wide garter bands. Styling features include slim fitting three-quarter sleeves and a broad banded neckline. The 10 stitch by 16 row repeat of its lace is easily mastered. Pieces are knit flat, bottom up, with seaming.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56"
Length: 25
¼, 25¾, 26, 26¼, 26½, 26¾, 27"

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Chickadee wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 181 yds per 50g skein); color – Birds Egg; 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 1200, 1350, 1550, 1675, 1850, 2025, 2175 yards.

Needles
1 pair US5 (3.75mm) straight needles, or size to obtain gauge


Notions
Stitch markers for indicating lace repeats
Tapestry needle
T-pins for blocking
7 1" buttons


GAUGE (after blocking)
24 sts and 32 rows to 4" in stockinette stitch
22.4 sts and 32 rows to 4" in Lozenge Lace


SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, decreasing (k2tog, skp, sk2p), increasing (yo), 2-stitch buttonholes, short row shaping and 3-needle bind off at shoulders, blocking, and seaming.

15 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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