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I retired from teaching several years ago to help my daughter with daycare. Her 3 boys keep me busy during the day but my nights are all mine! I enjoy teaching knitting at my LYS and designing ...

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Little Black Mesh

from Gressman Originals
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Little Black Mesh
Little Black Mesh Little Black Mesh
Little Black Mesh Sleeve Detail
Little Black Mesh Corner Lace

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • CO, K, P, K2tog, ssk
  • Use Mattress Stitch for joining pieces
  • Read a lace chart or follow written instructions for lace knitting

Pattern Description:

This tunic length cardigan is knit in pieces and sewn together. There are 3 size options: 38 1/2", 44", and 49 1/2". It is designed to be worn with 2-4" of positive ease. The mesh pattern is both charted and written out to allow for individual preferences. Small uses 11 skeins of Tahki Cotton Class Lite, Medium uses 12 skeins, and large uses 13 skeins. The back has subtle waist shaping. Because most of the sweater is stockinette stitch, length measurements for body and sleeve can be easily be modified to allow for individual taste. No shaping in done in the lace sections of this design. The mesh pattern is a little tricky, so I would suggest you take it slow and use markers to help you keep your place. The design works equally well with your most comfortable jeans or over your favorite dress.


Using larger needles, 26 st/31r = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Chest: 381/2( 44, 491/2)" Length: 261/2( 27, 271/2)"


  • Tahki Stacy Charles Cotton Classic Lite 100% Mercerized Cotton, (146 yds/135 m, 50 gr/ 1.75 oz), #4002 Black, 11, 12, 13 skeins.
  • One pair each size US 3 (3.25 mm) and US 5 (3.75mm) 24" circular needles
  • Tapestry needle 2 stitch markers Waste yarn (or large stitch holders)

Suggested yarn:

1755 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Tahki Stacy Charles Cotton Classic Lite