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I'm a knitter!!! I was 8 years old when I asked my grandmother at a birthday party if she could teach me knitting sometime and she did it immediately. And after years of frustration I gave it up, I ...

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Helga Cardigan

from strickmaedchen designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Helga Cardigan
Helga Cardigan
Helga Cardigan
Helga Cardigan
Helga Cardigan
Helga Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • knit 2 stitches together
  • ssk
  • slip stitches
  • pass slipped stitches over
  • yarn over
  • short rows (wrap and turn)
  • following charts

Pattern Description:

Helga is a feminine cardigan, that is worked seamless from them bottom up. It features a diamond lace panel that runs up both fronts and the middle of the back and adorns the cuffs. Helga comes with waist shaping, a V-shaped neckline and set-in sleeves, that are shaped by using short rows. The lace panel and the lace panel decreases for the neck line are charted. Hints how to achieve an alternative back neck are given.


20 stitches x 26 rows

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • bust circumference 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44


  • US8 (5mm) circular needle 32inch(80cm) length

You Will Also Need:

  • 10 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Suggested yarn:

1000 yards of Worsted weight