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Louise Pattern


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Knitting: Louise
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, yo, k2tog, skp, sk2p, p2tog, p2tog tbl
  • stitch pick-up for neckline

Pattern Description:

Lace translated for a cardigan in this piece is trimmed and "waisted" with wide garter bands. Styling features include slim fitting three-quarter sleeves and a broad banded neckline. Unbuttoned it's a casual hip skimming topper, or button it up to reveal hour-glass shaping with blousy elegance. The 10 stitch by 16 row repeat of its lace is easily mastered. Pieces are knit flat, bottom up, with seaming.


24 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches in stockinette stitch
22.4 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches in Lozenge Lace pattern after blocking

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bust: 32[36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56] inches
  • Length: 25.25[25.75, 26, 26.25, 26.5, 26.75, 27] inches


  • 1200[1350, 1550, 1675, 1850, 2025, 2175] yards yarn
  • 1 set US #5/3.75mm straight needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • Stitch holders, yarn needle
  • Stitch markers for indicating lace repeats
  • T-pins for blocking

You Will Also Need:

  • 7 1-inch buttons

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