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Angel Lace Cardigan

By: Kennita Tully for Red Heart

Sweet yet sophisticated, the Angel Lace Cardigan is a stylish option for mild weather. This darling knit cardigan pattern features a trellis lace body and garter stitch yoke. This pretty, feminine knit cardigan is perfect for casual as well as dressier occasions. This is a perfect project for the intermediate knitter who loves lace knitting patterns.  This gorgeous cardigan is an essential, year-round layering piece that looks great over a dress or skirt combo as well as a basic top and jeans.

Intermediate

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • RED HEART® “Shimmer™”: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls 1010 Snow.
  • Circular Knitting Needles: Size 4 mm [US 6] 32” long.
  • Crochet Hook: 3 mm [US D].
  • Three 5/8” buttons, stitch holders, yarn needle.

 

GAUGE: 17 sts = 4”; 28 rows = 4” in Trellis Lace. 20 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in Garter stitch.

CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.
 

ABBREVIATIONS:
dec = decrease
inc = increase
k = knit
mm = millimeters
psso = pass slipped st(s) over
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

 

NOTE
Cardigan is worked back and forth in rows. Circular
needles are used to accommodate large number of sts.

 

Directions are for size X-Small. Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large are in parentheses.
Finished Bust: 32 (37, 41½, 46½, 51¼, 53½)”.
Finished Length: 19¾ (21¼, 22¾, 24¼, 25¾, 27¼)”.

 

Trellis Lace (multiple of 6 plus 4)
Row 1 (right side): K2, * k3, yo, slip 1, k2tog, psso yo; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K2, * yo, slip 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 4: Purl.
Repeat Rows 1 - 4 for pattern.
 

CARDIGAN

Body
Cast on 160 (184, 208, 232, 256, 268) sts.
Begin with Row 1, work in Trellis Lace pattern until piece measures 12 (12½, 13, 13½, 14, 14½)” from beginning, ending with Row 4 of pattern.


Begin Garter st, and k 6 rows even.


Divide for Fronts and Back
Next Row (right side): Work across first 35 (40, 46, 51, 57, 59) sts and place on st holder for right front; bind off next 10 (12, 12, 14, 14, 16) sts for armhole, work across 70 (80, 92, 102, 114, 118) sts for back; place remaining 45 (52, 58, 65, 71, 75) sts on st holder for left front.


Shape Armholes
Back
Working on sts for back only, *dec 1 st at each armhole edge every other row 3 (5, 9, 10, 13, 14) times–64 (70, 74, 82, 88, 90) sts. Work even until armhole measures 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12)”, ending with a wrong side row. Bind off.


Right Front
Slip sts for right front from holder onto needle and attach yarn to wrong side at armhole edge.


Shape Armhole
Dec 1 st at armhole edge every other row 3 (5, 9, 10, 13, 14) times –32 (35, 37, 41, 44, 45) sts. Work even until armhole measures 1½ (2, 2½, 3, 3½, 4)”, ending with a wrong side row.

Shape Neck
Dec 1 st at neck edge this row, then every other row 11 (11, 9, 11, 11, 12) times, then every other right side row 5 (6, 8, 8, 9, 9) times–15 (17, 19, 22, 23, 23) sts. Work even until armhole measures 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12)”, ending with a wrong side row. Bind off remaining sts for shoulder.

Left Front
Slip sts for left front from holder onto needle, attach yarn to right side at armhole edge, and bind off 10 (12, 12, 14, 14, 16) sts for armhole, k to end. Work armhole and neck shaping same as for Right Front, reversing shaping.


Sleeves
Cast on 40 (42, 46, 48, 50, 54) sts. Working in garter stitch, k 2 rows even.


Next Row (right side): Begin shaping sleeve by inc 1 st each side this row, then every other row 0 (0, 4, 11, 16, 20) times, then every fourth row 8 (18, 17, 14, 13, 12) times, then every sixth row 6 (0, 0, 0, 0, 0) times–70 (80, 90, 100, 110, 120) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 9 (9½, 10, 10½, 11, 11½)” from beginning, ending with a wrong side row.


Cap shaping
Bind off 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) sts at beginning of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each side every right side row 5 times, then every row 9 (11, 17, 18, 19, 20) times, then every right side row 4 (5, 4, 6, 7, 9) times. Bind off 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts at beginning next 4 rows. Bind off remaining 12 (14, 14, 16, 18, 20) sts.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams.


Front and Neck Bands
Place markers for 3 buttons evenly spaced along bodice, with first button at right front center neckline. Beginning at lower left front edge, work single crochet along bottom edge, up right front edge, skipping a space for buttonholes at markers by working a chain 3 in place of the single crochet where buttonholes should be, along neck edge, back neck, left neck edge and left front edge. Work a reverse single crochet (crab stitch) over these stitches and fasten off.

Sew on buttons to correspond to buttonholes. Weave in yarn ends.

 

Angel Lace Cardigan Chart 1

Angel Lace Cardigan Chart 2

 

 

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