Chiara Mia -- Season Spanning Cardi

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Chiara Mia -- Season Spanning Cardi Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • ability to add lace repeats while you go
  • understanding of top-down knitting
  • understanding of raglan construction (with yo's as the inc)

Pattern Description:

A top-down, season-spanning gem that will become a wardrobe stable, especially in the hot summer months when you need something on your shoulders for a/c but don't want a full, heavy sweater.

The lace eyelet stitch pattern is easy to memorize (only 4 rows to the pattern) while finishing is minimal since you knit it all in one-piece (and the i-cord borders and bind-off add a bit of style while again, minimizing finishing).

Enjoy this beauty knit in DK-weight Superfine Merino Wool for year-round style, sophistication and comfort.


5.5s x 11r = 1" in garter on smaller needles

one lace rep (7sts x 4 rows) = 1.5" x 1"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • (sizes: XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
  • (chest: 34, 36, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)


  • 770 (825, 935, 1045, 1650, 1700, 1750) yds DK superfine merino; sample shown knit in Yarn of Italy's Innamorata DK - 100% extrafine merino wool (50 gr = 136 yds) -- 6, 6, 7, 8, 12, 12, 13 skeins
  • US #5 circulars (16 or 24 inch length)
  • US #8 circulars (24 or 32 inch length)
  • doubled buttons with chain for closure or two matching 1-inch buttons that you'll join with a chain or yarn
  • 4 (or more) stitch markers
  • tapestry needle to tuck in ends

About Designer

About Designer

Mary G knits on

Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... ...

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