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Littletheorem is a freelance knitting pattern designer with a passion for simple, beautiful and wearable knits in luxurious yarns. She loves creating simple wardrobe staples with a twist as well as ...

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Garden Party Cardigan

from Littletheorem Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Garden Party Cardigan
Garden Party Cardigan
Garden Party Cardigan
Garden Party Cardigan
Garden Party Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • knit and purl
  • ssk
  • k2tog
  • yo

Pattern Description:

A lovely light and drapey cardigan knitted in laceweight silk, perfect for keeping the chill at bay on long summer evenings. An understated design with a pretty floral lace edging.

This pattern is suitable for an intermediate/advanced knitter. It uses some slightly unusual lace knitting stitches - full instructions are given. It also requires use of mattress stitch.


Before blocking, 24sts
and 32 rows = 4".
After blocking, 20 sts and 30
rows = 4".

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit bust 321/2" (35", 371/2", 40", 421/2") Dimensions: Length shoulder to hem = 22" (24", 27", 29", 32") Around sleeve = 13" (151/2", 171/2", 20", 22") Across back (armpit to armpit) = 171/2" (20", 23", 26", 281/2")


  • Yarn: Dyeforyarn Lace / Tussah Silk, available at www.etsy.com/shop/dyeforyarn 1 (1,2,2,2) skeins at 695m/760yds per skein. Needles: One 4mm / US 6 80cm circular needle.

You Will Also Need:

  • Four stitch markers and two 30" pieces of scrap yarn.