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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Laelia

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting, Purling, Casting on, Binding off, Lace Knitting

Pattern Description:

Laelia is a beautiful subtropical orchid with petals that fan out into stars.

This cardigan showcases that same quality with lace that fans out into graceful petal shapes. Worked from the collar down with raglan seam shaping, the lace is worked simultaneously with the body so there is little finishing needed when completed. Both charts and written instructions are included for the lace sections.

Laelia can be worn open but it also looks great belted or closed with a pin. The cardigan(tm)s long body nicely complements your favorite pair of jeans or a fancy dress.
Take it out for a lovely stroll in the park.


24 sts and 34 rows per 4 [10cm] in stockinette stitch on the larger needles after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 28 (30, 32, 34, 36, [38, 40, 42], 44, 46, 48, 50)
  • The cardigan is meant to be worn with approx. 1 inch [2.5cm] of positive ease.


  • 1250 - 2130 yards of Sport Weight yarn
  • US 4 [3.5 mm] 47 [120cm] & 32 [80cm] circular needles or DPNs
  • US 3 [3.25 mm] 47 [120cm] & 32 [80cm] circular needles or DPNs
  • 2 stitch markers in one color (Cm), 4 stitch markers in second color (RGm)
  • Stitch holder or scrap yarn

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh 80/10/10 Sport
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About the designer

My name is Hanna Maciejewska.
I live near Torun, Poland.
I am a wife to a supportive and loving husband and a mother to the most beautiful and amazing girl.

I fell in love with knitting as a ...

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