Lacy Stripe Cardigan
This charming cardigan with lacy accents is a perfect quick-to-knit springtime piece.
Design by Lorna Miser
18 sts = 4 inches/10cm in Lace pat. To save time, take time to
Increase (inc): Inc by knitting in front and back of next st.
Lace (multiple of 2 sts) Row 1 (RS): With new color, knit. Rows 2 and 3: Knit. Row 4: Purl. Row 5: K1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to
last st, k1. Row 6: Purl. Rep Rows 1–6 for pat. Stripe Sequence Work Lace pat in following color
sequence: *6 rows A. 6 rows B. 6 rows C. 6 rows D. Rep from * for Stripe Sequence.
Body of sweater is worked in 1 piece to underarms, and then divided and shaped for fronts and back. Sleeves are knit flat and then sewn to body and seamed.
With A, cast on 90 (100, 108) sts. Next row: K4, pm, work in Lace pat to
last 4 sts, pm, k4. Keeping first and last 4 sts in garter st and sts between markers in Lace pat, continue in established pat working Lace pat in Stripe Sequence until body measures approximately 6 (6, 7) inches from cast-on edge, ending with a Row 2 or 6 of Lace pat. Divide for armholes Work in pat across 23 (25, 27) sts for right front and place sts on holder; work in pat across next 44 (50, 54) sts for back. Place rem 23 (25, 27) sts on holder for left front. Back Work in established pat on back sts until armhole measures 31/2 (4, 41/2) inches, ending with a Row 2 or 6 of Lace pat. Neck edging Next row: Work in pat across 11 (14, 16) sts, pm, knit center 22 sts, pm, work in pat across 11 (14, 16) sts. Rep last row until armhole measures
4 (41/2, 5) inches. Bind off all sts. Right Front Place right front sts on needles. Neck shaping Note: Work dec at neck edge 4 sts in from edge, keeping 4 sts at center front in garter st. Continue in pat, dec 1 st by k2tog at neck edge [every RS row] 11 times—11 (14, 16) sts. Work even until front measures same
as back to shoulders. Bind off all sts. Left Front Place left front sts on needles.
Neck shaping Note: Work dec at neck edge 4 sts in from edge, keeping 4 sts at center front in garter st. Continue in pat, dec 1 st by ssk at neck edge [every RS row] 11 times—11 (14, 16) sts. Work even until front measures same as back to shoulders. Bind off all sts.
With A, cast on 22 sts. Work in Lace pat and at the same time inc 1 st at each edge [every 4th row] 7 (9, 12) times, working additional sts into pat—36 (40, 46) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 61/2 (7, 8) inches. Bind off all sts.
Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeve into armhole, matching center of top of sleeve to shoulder seam. Cut ribbon in half. Sew 1 piece to inside of each front edge just below first neck dec.