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Lacy cardigan for women -free knitting pattern

A beautifully floaty cardigan will see you through the festive party season

Lacy cardigan for women -free knitting pattern
Lacy cardigan for women -free knitting pattern

Measurements
To fit bust sizes 81 (86) (91) (97) (102) (107) cm/32 (34) (36) (38) (40) (42) in.
Actual measurements 91 (98) (104) (110) (116) (123) cm/36 (38½) (41) (43¼) (45½) (48½) in.
Side seam 43 (44) (44) (45) (45) (46) cm/17 (17¼) (17¼) (17¾) (17¾) (18) in.
Length 64 (66.5) (67.5) (70) (70.5) 73) cm/25¼ (26¼) (26½) (27½) (27¾) (28¾) in.
Sleeve seam 45 (45) (46) (46) (47) (47) cm/17¾ (17¾) (18) (18) (18½) (18½) in.

Materials
3 (4) (4) (4) (5) (5) 100g (350m) balls of yarn  (44% cotton, 28% tencel, 28% acrylic)
Pair of 5mm (No.6) knitting needles; a cable needle.

Tension
19 stitches and 25 rows, to 10 x 10 cm, over pattern, using 5mm needles.

Note
Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate. Instructions are given
for small size. Where they vary, work figures in round brackets for larger sizes. Instructions in square brackets
are worked as stated after 2nd brack

Back
With 5mm needles, cast on loosely 87 (93) (99) (105) (111) (117) sts.
P 1 row.
1st row: K4, [yf, skpo, k4] to last 5 sts, yf, skpo, k3.
2nd row and following alternate rows: P to end.
3rd row: K2, [k2tog, yf, k1, yf, skpo, k1] to last 7 sts, k2tog, yf, k1, yf, skpo, k2.
5th row: K1, k2tog, yf, k3, [yf, sl1, k2tog, psso, yf, k3] to last 3 sts, yf, skpo, k1.
7th row: K2, [yf, skpo, k1, k2tog, yf, k1] to last 7 sts, yf, skpo, k1, k2tog, yf, k2.

9th row: As 7th row.
10th row: P to end.
These 10 rows form pattern.
Pattern another 72 (76) (76) (78) (78) (80) rows.

Shape armholes: Keeping pattern correct, cast off loosely 5 (6) (6) (7) (7) (8) sts at beginning of next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of next 5 rows and 3 (3) (4) (4) (5) (5) following alternate rows – 61 (65) (69) (73) (77) (81) sts.
Pattern another 35 (37) (37) (41) (41) (43) rows.
Shape shoulders: Cast off loosely 5 (6) (6) (7) (7) (8) sts at beginning of next 4 rows and 6 (5) (7) (6) (8) (7) sts at
beginning of following 2 rows – 29 (31) (31) (33) (33) (35) sts. Cast off.

Left front
With 5mm needles, cast on 27 (27) (33) (33) (39) (39) sts.
P 1 row. Pattern 1 row as on back.
Shape lower edge: Working extra sts into pattern as they occur, inc 1 st at beginning (front edge) of next row and
at same edge on next 9 rows and 5 (9) (5) (9) (5) (9) following alternate rows, then on 3 (2) (3) (2) (3) (2) following 4th rows – 45 (48) (51) (54) (57) (60) sts.
Pattern another 19 (19) (23) (21) (25) (23) rows.
Shape front: Dec 1 st at front edge on next row and 4 following 6th rows — 40 (43) (46) (49) (52) (55) sts.
Pattern another 5 rows.
Shape armhole: Next row: Cast off 5 (6) (6) (7) (7) (8) sts, pattern to last 2 sts, dec. Pattern 1 row.
** Dec 1 st at armhole edge on next 5 rows and 3 (3) (4) (4) (5) (5) following alternate rows, at the same time, dec
1 st at front edge on 5th row and following 6th row — 24 (26) (28) (30) (32) (34) sts.
Pattern 3 (3) (1) (1) (1) (1) row(s).
Dec 1 st at front edge of next row and 7 (8) (8) (9) (9) (10) following 4th rows — 16 (17) (19) (20) (22) (23) sts.
Pattern another 3 (1) (3) (3) (3) (1) row(s) — read 4 (2) (4) (4) (4) (2) rows here on right front.
Shape shoulder: Cast off 5 (6) (6) (7) (7) (8) sts at beginning of next row and following alternate row — 6 (5) (7) (6)
(8) (7) sts. Pattern 1 row. Cast off.

Right front
With 5mm needles, cast on 27 (27) (33) (33) (39) (39) sts.
P 1 row. Pattern 1 row as on back.
Shape lower edge: Working extra sts nto pattern as they occur, inc 1 st at end (front edge) of next row and at
same edge on next 9 rows and 5 (9) (5) (9) (5) (9) following alternate rows, then on 3 (2) (3) (2) (3) (2) following 4th
rows – 45 (48) (51) (54) (57) (60) sts.
Pattern another 19 (19) (23) (21) (25)
(23) rows.
Shape front: Dec 1 st at front edge on next row and 5 following 6th rows – 39 (42) (45) (48) (51) (54) sts.
Shape armhole: Cast o糭 5 (6) (6) (7) (7) (8) sts at beginning of next row.
Work as given left front from ** to end, noting variation.

Sleeves (both alike)

With 5mm needles, cast on 45 (45) (51) (51) (57) (57) sts.
P 1 row. Pattern 6 rows as on back.Taking extra sts into pattern as they occur, inc 1 st at each end of next row
and 11 (12) (10) (11) (9) (10) following 6th (6th) (7th) (6th) (8th) (7th) rows – 69 (71)
(73) (75) (77) (79) sts. Pattern another 15 (9) (13) (17) (13) (15) rows.
Shape top: Cast off  loosely 5 (6) (6) (7) (7) (8) sts at beginning of next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of next row and 3 (4) (4) (5) (5) (6) following 4th rows and
7 (6) (5) (4) (5) (4) following alternate rows, then at each end of next 5 (5) (7) (7) (7) (7) rows – 27 sts.
Cast off 3 sts at beginning of next 4 rows – 15 sts. Cast off.

Front edging
Join shoulder seams.
With 5mm needles, cast on 18 sts.
K 1 row.
Foundation row: K5, k2tog, k2, yf, k1, k2tog, yf, k2tog, k1, yf, k3.
1st row: Sl1, k2, yf, sl1 pwise, k2, inc, k3, c5f, yf, k2tog, k1.
2nd row: Cast on 2 sts, cast o¯ 2 sts, k
6 sts more, k2tog, yf, k2tog, k4, work k1 and p1 into loops of next 2 sts tog, k3.
3rd row: Sl1, k1, k2tog, yf, k2tog, k10, yf, k2tog, k1.
4th row: K5, [yf, k1] twice, k2tog, yf, k2tog, k3, yf, ds, k3.
5th row: Sl1, k2, work k1 and p1 in next st, k7, inc, k1, inc, k2, yf, k2tog, k1.
6th row: Cast on 2 sts, cast o¯ 2 sts, k4 sts more, yf, k2, yf, k2tog, k1, yf, [k1, k2tog, yf, k2tog] twice, k2.
7th row: Sl1, k2, yf, ds, k6, [yf, k2tog, k1] 4 times.
8th row: K5, [yf, k2tog, k1] 3 times, yf, k2tog, k2, work k1 and p1 in next st, k3.
9th row: Sl1, k1, k2tog, yf, k2tog, k5, [yf, k2tog, k1] 4 times.
10th row: Cast on 2 sts, cast o¯ 2 sts, k4 sts more, [yf, k2tog, k1] 3 times, yf, k2tog, k2, yf, ds, k3.
11th row: Sl1, k2, work k1 and p1 in next st, k6, [yf, k2tog, k1] 4 times.
12th row: K5, [yf, k2tog, k1] 4 times, k2tog, yf, k2tog, k2.
13th row: As 7th row.
14th row: Cast on 2 sts, cast o¯ 2 sts, k4 sts more, [yf, k2tog, k1] 3 times, yf, k2tog, k2, work k1 and p1 in next st, k3.
15th row: As 9th row.
16th row: K5, [yf, k2tog, k1] 3 times, yf, k2tog, k2, yf, ds, k3.
17th row: Sl1, k2, work k1 and p1 in next st, k6, yf, [k2tog, k1] twice, [yf, k2tog, k1] twice.
18th row: Cast on 2 sts, cast o¯ 2 sts, k4 sts more, yf, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yf, k2tog, k1, yf, k3, k2tog, yf, k2tog, k2.
19th row: Sl1, k2, yf, ds, k7, yf, k2tog, k2, [yf, k2tog, k1] twice.
20th row: K5, yf, [k2tog] twice, yf, k2tog, k1, yf, k5, work k1 and p1 in next st, k3.
21st row: Sl1, k1, k2tog, yf, k2tog, k7, [k2tog, k1] twice, yf, k2tog, k1.
22nd row: K5, k2tog, k2, yf, k1, k2tog, yf, k2tog, k1, yf, ds, k3.
These 22 rows form pattern.
Continue in pattern until straight edge of edging ĭts from centre back neck, along right front edge, lower edge of back
and left front edge to centre back neck, ending with 22nd row. Cast off.

Cuffs (both alike)
With 5mm needles, cast on 18 sts.
K 1 row.
Work as front edging until straight edge of edging ĭts along lower edge of sleeve.
Cast off.
To make up
Sew straight edge of cuffs to cast-on edge of sleeves. Set in sleeves. Join side and sleeve seams. Sew front edging
in place, then join cast-on and cast-off edges together at centre back.

 

     

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