Flow­ing Lace Cardi­gan

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FIN­ISHED SIZES

EASY

In­struc­tions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X- large and 2X- large are in [ ].

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Bust (fas­tened): 34 inches (small) [38 inches (medium), 42 inches (large), 46 inches ( X- large), 50 inches (2X- large)] Length: 281/2 inches (small) [29 inches (medium), 291/2 inches (large), 30 inches ( X- large), 301/2 inches (2X- large)]

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Schachen­mayr Merino Ex­trafine 120 light ( DK) weight wool yarn ( 13/4 oz/ 131 yds/ 50g per ball): 10 [ 10, 12, 15, 18] balls # 192 medium

grey heather 4 [ 4, 6, 8, 8] balls # 198 char­coal heather • Sizes G/ 6/ 4mm cro­chet hook or size needed

to ob­tain gauge • 1- inch but­ton • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

4 pat­tern reps = 33/4 inches; 12 rows = 4 inches Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Chain-2 at be­gin­ning of row does not count as first half dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCH

2- dou­ble cro­chet clus­ter (2- dc cl): [ Yo, in­sert hook in in­di­cated st or sp, yo, pull up lp, yo, draw through 2 lps] twice, yo, draw through 3 lps on hook.

CARDI­GAN Back

Row 1 (RS): With grey, ch 89 [113, 137, 161, 185] loosely, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in next ch, ch 2, sk 2 chs, 2- dc cl (see Spe­cial Stitch) in next ch, ch 2, [sk 2 chs, sc in next ch, ch 2, sk 2 chs, 2- dc cl in next ch, ch 2] across to last 2 chs, hdc in each of last 2 chs, turn. (14 [18, 22, 26, 30] 2- dc cls, 4 hdc, 13 [17, 21, 25, 29] sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 hdc, ch 2, sc in next 2- dc cl, [ch 5, sc in next 2- dc cl] across to last 4 sts, ch 2, sk 2 chs, sc in each of last 2 hdc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2 (see Pat­tern Notes), hdc in each of first 2 sc, ch 2, 2- dc cl in next sc, [ch 2, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2, 2- dc cl in next sc] across to last 4 sts, ch 2, sk 2 chs, hdc in each of last 2 sc, turn.

Rows 4–79 [4– 81, 4– 83, 4– 85, 4– 87]: [Rep rows 2 and 3 al­ter­nately] 38 [39, 40, 41, 42] times.

Row 80 [82, 84, 86, 88]: Rep row 2.

First Shoul­der

Next row: Ch 2, hdc in first 2 sc, work in es­tab­lished pat­tern un­til 4 [6, 7, 8, 10] 2- dc cls are made, ch 2, sk 2 chs, hdc in next sc, hdc in next ch-2 sp, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. Next 6 rows: [Rep rows 2 and 3 al­ter­nately] 3 times. Fas­ten off.

2nd Shoul­der

From edge of First Shoul­der sk next 6 [6, 8, 10, 10] 2- dc cls for cen­ter Back neck open­ing, join with hdc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next sc, ch 2, work in es­tab­lished pat­tern across rem sts, turn.

Next 6 rows: [Rep rows 2 and 3 al­ter­nately] 3 times. Fas­ten off.

Right Front

Row 1: With grey, ch 53 [65, 77, 89, 101], hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in next ch, ch 2, sk 2 chs, 2- dc cl in next ch, ch 2, [sk 2 chs, sc in next ch, ch 2, sk 2 chs, 2- dc cl in next ch, ch 2] across to last 2 chs, hdc in each of last 2 chs, turn. (8 [10, 12, 14, 16] 2- dc cls, 4 hdc, 7 [9, 11, 13, 15] sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sts, ch 2, sc in next 2- dc cl, [ch 5, sc in next 2- dc cl] across to last 4 sts, ch 2, sk 2 chs, sc in each of last 2 sts, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in each of first 2 sts, ch 2, 2- dc cl in next sc, [ch 2, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2, 2- dc cl in next sc] across to last 4 sts, ch 2, sk 2 chs, hdc in each of last 2 sts, turn.

Row 4: Rep row 2.

Rows 5– 44: [Rep rows 3 and 4 al­ter­nately] 19 times.

Row 45: Ch 1, sc in first sc, hdc in next sc, ch 2, 2- dc cl in next sc, con­tinue in es­tab­lished pat­tern across, turn.

Row 46: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sts, ch 2, sc in next 2- dc cl, [ch 5, sc in next 2- dc cl] across to last 10 sts, ch 2, sk 2 chs, hdc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 2- dc cl, sl st in next ch-2 sp,

Gor­geous lace and tuxedo lapels make this

sweater the per­fect evening wear.

turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. (6 [8, 10, 12, 14] ch-5 sps, 10 [12, 14, 16, 18] sc, 1 hdc)

Row 47: Rep row 3. (7 [9, 11, 13, 15] 2- dc cls)

Row 48: Rep row 2.

Rows 49– 60 [49– 60, 49– 64, 49– 68, 49– 68]: [Rep rows 45– 48] 3 [3, 4, 5, 5] times. (4 [6, 8, 10, 12] 2- dc cls af­ter row 59 [59, 63, 67, 67])

Rows 61– 84 [61– 86, 65– 88, 69– 90, 69– 92]: [Rep rows 3 and 4 al­ter­nately] 24 [26, 24, 22, 24] times. Fas­ten off.

Left Front

Work as for Right Front to end of row 44.

Row 45: Ch 2, hdc in each of first 2 sc, ch 2, 2- dc cl in next sc, con­tinue in es­tab­lished pat­tern across to last 4 sts, ch 2, hdc in next sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 46: Sl st in each of first 2 sts, sl st in first ch-2 sp, sc in next 2- dc cl, hdc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in next 2- dc cl, [ch 5, sc in next 2- dc cl] across to last 4 sts, ch 2, sk 2 chs, sc in each of last 2 sts. (6 [8, 10, 12, 14] ch-5 sps, 10 [12, 14, 16, 18] sc, 1 hdc)

Row 47: Rep row 3. (7 [9, 11, 13, 15] 2- dc cls)

Row 48: Rep row 2.

Rows 49– 60 [49– 60, 49– 64, 49– 68, 49– 68]: [Rep rows 45– 48] 3 [3, 4, 5, 5] times. (4 [6, 8, 10, 12] 2- dc cls af­ter row 59 [59, 63, 67, 67])

Rows 61– 84 [61– 86, 65– 88, 69– 90, 69– 92]: [Rep rows 3 and 4 al­ter­nately] 24 [26, 24, 22, 24] times. Fas­ten off.

Sleeves

Row 1: With grey, ch 57, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, sk 2 chs, 2- dc cl in next ch, ch 2, [sk 2 chs, sc in next ch, ch 2, sk 2 chs, 2- dc cl in next ch, ch 2] across to last ch, hdc in last ch, turn. (9 2- dc cls, 2 hdc, 8 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first hdc, ch 2, sc in next 2- dc cl, [ch 5, sc in next 2- dc cl] across to last 3 sts, ch 2, sk 2 chs, sc in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in first sc, ch 2, 2- dc cl in next sc, [ch 2, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2, 2- dc cl in next sc] across to last 3 sts, ch 2, sk 2 chs, hdc in last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first hdc, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, [ch 5, sc in next 2- dc cl] across to last 3 sts, ch 5, sc in last ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in last hdc, turn. (10 ch-5 sps)

Row 5: Rep row 3. (11 2- dc cls)

Rows 6–9: [Rep rows 2 and 3 al­ter­nately] twice.

Row 10: Rep row 4. (12 ch-5 sps)

Rows 11–16 [11–16, 11–22, 11–22, 11–28]: [Rep rows 5–10] 1 [1, 2, 2, 3] time(s). (14 [14, 16, 16, 18] ch-5 sps af­ter last row)

Row 17 [17, 23, 23, 29]: Rep row 3. (15 [15, 15, 17, 19] 2- dc cls)

Rows 18–35 [18–35, 24–37, 24–37, 30–37]: [Rep rows 2 and 3 al­ter­nately] 18 [18, 14, 14, 8] times.

Last row: Rep row 2. Fas­ten off.

Assem­bly Sew shoul­der seams, Set in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Edg­ings

Sleeve Edg­ing

Row 1: With RS fac­ing and work­ing along op­po­site side of start­ing ch, and with char­coal, join with sc in Sleeve seam, work 1 sc in st op­po­site each hdc and 2- dc cl and 2 sc in each ch sp evenly across, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in first sc. (54 sc)

Row 2: [Ch 1, sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next st] around, join in first ch. (72 sc)

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in first sc, ch 2, sk 1 sc, *2dc cl in next sc, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 2, sk 1 sc, rep from * around, end­ing with join in top of ch-2. Fas­ten off.

Bot­tom Hem

Row 1: With RS fac­ing and work­ing along op­po­site side of start­ing ch, join char­coal with sc in bot­tom cor­ner, work 1 sc in st op­po­site each hdc and 2- dc cl and 2 sc in each ch sp evenly across.

Row 2: Ch 1, [sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] across, turn.

Row 3: Rep row 2. Fas­ten off.

Front Lace Edg­ing

Row 1: With RS fac­ing and work­ing along Right Front edge, join char­coal with hdc in cor­ner of Bot­tom Hem, work 299 [307, 315, 327, 339] hdc evenly along Right Front edge, neck edge of Back and Left Front edge to op­po­site cor­ner of Bot­tom Hem.

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in each of first 2 hdc, ch 2, sk next hdc, 2- dc cl in next hdc, ch 2, sk next hdc, *sc in next hdc, ch 2, sk next hdc, 2- dc cl in next hdc, ch 2, sk next hdc, rep from * across, end­ing with hdc in each of last 2 sts, turn. (74 [76, 78, 81, 84] 2- dc cls)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 hdc, ch 2, sc in 2- dc cl, *ch 5, sc in next 2- dc cl, rep from * across to last 3 sts, ch 2, sc in each of last 2 hdc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 2, hdc in each of first 2 sc, ch 2, [2- dc cl in next sc, ch 2**, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2] across, end­ing fi­nal rep at **, hdc in each of last 2 sc, turn.

Rows 6 & 7: Rep rows 4 and 5.

Row 8: Rep row 4.

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc in each of first 2 sc, *ch 2, 2- dc cl in next sc, ch 2**, 2- dc cl in next ch-5 sp, rep from * across end­ing fi­nal rep at **, hdc in each of last 2 sc, turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 hdc, ch 2, sc in next 2- dc cl, *ch 5, sc in next 2- dc cl, rep from * across, end­ing with (ch 2, sc) in each of last 2 hdc, turn. (147 [151, 155, 161, 169] 2- dc cls)

Row 11: Rep row 5.

Rows 12 & 13: Rep rows 4 and 5. Fas­ten off.

Bot­tom Edge

With RS fac­ing, join char­coal in bot­tom cor­ner of Left Front Lace Edg­ing, hdc in side of next st, [ch 2, sk 1 st, 2- dc cl in next st, sk 1 st, ch 2, sc in next st] evenly along ends of Front Lace Edg­ing rows and across Bot­tom Hem, end­ing with hdc and sl st in last cor­ner. Fas­ten off.

FIN­ISH­ING

Weave in ends and block. Sew but­ton just un­der bust and use hole in the Front Lace Edg­ing for but­ton­hole.

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