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Ardelise is a seamless, open-front cardigan worked from the top down with raglan shaping using a sport weight yarn. It features a beautiful, continuous lace collar that is worked at the same time as the main fabric of the body. Wear open or with a stylish, oversized belt. This sweater begins with a Figure 8 Cast On and includes a photo tutorial on the technique. Pattern also includes instruction for 3/4 length and long sleeves. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit in-the-round Pick up and knit Basic lace stitches (YO, SSK) Simple decrease/increase methods GAUGE 22 sts and 30 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, using larger needles Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X-Large, 2X-Large, 3X-Large) 14 1/4 (16, 17 3/4, 20, 21 3/4, 24, 26 1/4)" / 36 (41, 45, 51, 55, 61, 67) cm back width Intended to fit a 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)" / 71-76 (81-86, 91-96, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137) cm bust. Choose a size with a back width up to 1" (2.5 cm) smaller than half of your actual bust measurement, or that is closest to half of your high bust measurement (circumference at underarm).

Recommended with this pattern

  • 965 (1060, 1165, 1280, 1410, 1550, 1705) yards / 882 (970, 1065, 1170, 1290, 1418, 1560) meters sport weight yarn, with long sleeves.
  • Ideally, the yarn should have a high wool content and up to 15% of a fiber known for its drape, i.e. alpaca, silk or bamboo.
  • 32" (82 cm) long or longer circular needle, size US 5 (3.75 mm)

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Vanessa Smith Designs
Vanessa Smith Designs
I'm a twenty-something Pacific North westerner living in Olympia, Washington. I first learned to knit in the Fall of 2005 and after much self-teaching and practice, began designing my own patterns in early 2010. I know I'm not alone when I say I can't imagine life without my knitting! :)