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Chelsea Cardigan to Knit K2.53

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Chelsea Cardigan to Knit K2.53
Chelsea Cardigan to Knit K2.53
Chelsea Cardigan to Knit K2.53
Chelsea Cardigan to Knit K2.53

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl

Pattern Description:

This top-down cardigan, with lace detailing on the front, center back, and sleeves, is worked in an easy 11-stitch, 4-row repeat Open-Weave Panel.

The sleeves are worked in the round from the shoulder to the cuff, with decreases down each side of the Open-Weave Panel.

There are two small optional pockets.

This versatile cardigan may be worn buttoned or not, over a tee or a tank, and for work or play.

The only sewing is attaching the buttons and sides of optional pockets.


12 sts and 16 rows = 2" (5cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS, finished chest 30" (76cm)
  • S, finished chest 34.5" (87.5cm)
  • M, finished chest 38" (96.5cm)
  • L, finished chest 42" (106.5cm)
  • XL, finished chest 46" (117cm)
  • XXL, finished chest 50" (127cm)


  • 755 yds (690m) - 1220 yds (1115m) sportweight yarn
  • Size 5 (3.75mm) circular and double-pointed knitting needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle (blunt point) for finishing
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders
  • 9 - 1/2" (1.25cm) diameter and 9 - 1/2" (1.25cm) diameter support buttons.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lantern Moon Scrumptious Sport 4ply by Fyberspates


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