Charisma Lace Cardigan
The Charisma Lace Cardigan is a real beauty. Knitting a cardigan doesn't get much better than this. The deep violet hue mixed with the light and lacy yarn make this free knitting pattern a feminine standout. The loose drape makes this cardigan ideal for both casual and dressier events. The relaxed look is incredibly popular these days, so you will be right on trend when you wear this knitted cardigan. An easy and versatile design will have you wondering why you didn't make this beauty sooner. Plus, the subtle flower motif found throughout this piece makes it perfect for spring.
Knitting Needle Size2 or 2.75 mm, 4 or 3.5 mm
Yarn Weight(0) Lace (33-40 stitches to 4 inches). Includes crochet thread.
Gauge24 sts and 32 rows to 10 x 10cm / 4 x 4in in patt using 3.5mm needles after pressing
Finished SizeSizing: One size Width: 76cm (30in) Around chest: 152cm (60in) Length: 66cm (26in) Armhole depth: 28cm (11in)
- 4 x 50g Artesano Alpaca Silk Lace - 1142 Russian Purple
- 3.5mm needles, 2.75mm needles (for flowers)
- 12 beads for center of flowers
- Blunt ended needle for sewing up and working chain st
Cardigan Panel (make 4)
Using 3.5mm needles, cast on 100 sts.
Knit 2 rows.
Cont in patt as folls:
Row 1: Sl1k, k to last st, k1 tbl.
Row 2: Sl1k, k4, p to last 5 sts, k4, k1 tbl.
Row 3: Sl1k, k4, *(k2tog) x 3, (yon, k1) x 6, (k2tog) x 3, rep from *to last 5 sts, k4, k1 tbl.
Row 4: As Row 1. These 4 rows form patt.
Work another 49 patt reps.
Knit 4 rows.
To Finish Off
Press or block to measurements given in schematic. Using fine back st, join 2 pieces at cast off sts to form Shoulder and Sleeve seams (twice). Join 2 side edges to form centre back from bottom edge to 12.5cm (5in) below shoulder seam. Join side edges from bottom edge for 38cm (15in). Press all seams.
Flowers (make 12)
Using 2.75mm needles, cast on 10 sts.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit into front and back of every st. 20 sts.
Row 4: As Row 2.
Row 5: As Row 3. 40 sts.
Row 6: As Row 2.
Row 7: As Row 3. 80 sts.
Row 8: Purl.
Cast off leaving long tail.
Shape flower to form a spiral and secure. Sew bead to centre. Stitch 2 flowers to sides and back seams and one to bottom fronts. Sew 1 flower to Sleeve ends of shoulder seams. Position flowers on each front approx 43cm (17in) from bottom edge. Work chain stitch cord and attach to right front edge under flower to form loop for fastening.
- knit 1 st through back loop
- slip 1 st knitwise
- yarn over needle
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