Cool El­e­gance Cardi

This fash­ion-for­ward de­sign is worked in a re­versible open­work pat­tern that will seam­lessly tran­si­tion you from win­ter to spring.

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De­sign by Melissa Leap­man

Sizes

Woman’s small (medium, large, X-large,

2X-large) In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Chest: 34 (38, 42, 46, 501/2) inches Back length: 29 inches Front length: 24 inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Omega Estilo (fin­ger­ing weight; 60% acrylic/40% ny­lon; 809 yds/ 100g per skein): 2 (2,3, 3, 3) skeins steel blue #2964 • Size 4 (3.5 mm) 32-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle or size needed to ob­tain gauge

Gauge

43 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches/10cm

in Open­work pat (un­blocked). 33 sts and 31 rows = 4 inches/10cm

in Open­work pat (blocked). To save time, take time to

check gauge.

Spe­cial Abbreviations

Make 1 Left (M1L): In­sert LH nee­dle from front to back un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; knit through back of re­sult­ing loop. Make 1 Right (M1R): In­sert LH nee­dle un­der the strand be­tween sts from back to front. Knit into front of this loop.

Pat­tern Stitch

Open­work (mul­ti­ple of 4 sts + 1) Row 1: *K1, yo, sk2p, yo; rep from * to

last st, k1. Rep Row 1 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

Cir­cu­lar nee­dle is used to ac­com­mo­date large num­ber of stitches; do not join. Work sleeve in­creases as fol­lows: Knit 1, M1L, knit to last stitch, M1R, knit 1. Mea­sure­ments shown in the schematic are af­ter pieces are blocked. Length mea­sure­ments given in the pat­tern text are shorter be­cause fab­ric will be stretched dur­ing block­ing.

Back

Cast on 141 (157, 173, 189, 209) sts. Work even in Open­work pat un­til piece mea­sures ap­prox 171/4 (171/4, 163/4, 163/4, 161/4) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Arm­holes Bind off 16 (16, 20, 24, 28) sts at beg of next 2 rows—109 (125, 133, 141, 153) sts. Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sures ap­prox 7 (7, 71/4, 71/4, 73/4) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Shoul­ders Bind off 6 (8,8, 9, 10) sts at beg of next 8 rows, then bind off 5 (5, 9, 9, 11) sts at beg of next 2 rows— 51 sts. Bind off rem sts.

Right Front

Cast on 73 (81, 89, 97, 105) sts. Work even in Open­work pat un­til piece mea­sures ap­prox 13 (13, 121/2, 121/2, 12) inches, end­ing with a RS row. Shape Arm­hole Bind off 16 (16, 20, 24, 28) sts at beg of next WS row—57 (65, 69, 73, 77) sts. Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures ap­prox 7 (7, 71/4, 71/4, 73/4) inches, end­ing with a RS row. Shape Shoul­der At shoul­der edge, bind off [6(8, 8, 9, 10) sts] 4 times, then [5(5, 9, 9, 11) sts] once—28 (28, 28, 28, 26) sts. Bind off rem sts.

Left Front

Cast on 73 (81, 89, 97, 105) sts. Work even in Open­work pat un­til piece mea­sures ap­prox

13 (13, 121/2, 121/2, 12) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Arm­hole Bind off 16 (16, 20, 24, 28) sts at beg of next RS row—

57 (65, 69, 73, 77) sts. Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures ap­prox 7 (7, 71/4, 71/4,

73/4) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Shoul­der At shoul­der edge, bind off [6(8, 8, 9, 10) sts] 4 times,

then [5(5, 9, 9, 11) sts] once—28 (28, 28, 28, 26) sts. Bind off rem sts.

Sleeves

Cast on 73 sts. Work­ing Open­work pat, inc 1 st at each side [ev­ery RS row] 0 (0,0, 2, 15) times, [ev­ery 4 rows] 16 (18, 32, 32, 23) times, then [ev­ery 6 rows] 14 (12, 2,0, 0) times, work­ing new sts into pat as they ac­cu­mu­late— 133 (133, 141, 141, 149) sts. Work even un­til piece mea­sures ap­prox 181/2 (173/4, 173/4,

171/4, 161/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Bind off.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends. Block pieces to mea­sure­ments. Beg at arm­hole edges and work­ing to­wards neck, sew

shoul­der seams. Set in sleeves. Sew un­der­arm and side seams.

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