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Botany Bay Cardigan


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  • Lace

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With its lacy edges and modern styling, this cute cardi will add elegance to your outfits year-round. Because of the overlapping fronts, it's very forgiving with respect to fit. Knit in one piece from the top down, it has no seams. The seed-stitch edging is knitted along with the body of the sweater, so there's no sewing required. There is an optional ruffle which can be blocked into a scalloped edge. The cardi can be closed with a great pin - or left open to form loose lapels. The lace is reminiscent of coral and the way it grows, branching out from itself. Botany Bay is in Australia, famous for its coral reefs. Skills: Easy lace, knitting in the round (for the sleeves). BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Easy lace Knitting in the round GAUGE 18 sts to 4 inches/10 cm SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Woman's S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)

Recommended with this pattern

  • Worsted weight yarn, 550-1100 yds
  • stitch markers

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Brenda Castiel Designs
Brenda Castiel Designs
I have been knitting on and off since my teens, but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. I love squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and like cottons and blends for the rest of the year. I really believe that even beginner knitters can create something beautiful and useful, so I strive to keep patterns simple yet original. I am Goodstuff on Ravelry, and blog from time to time about knitting and life here: I have sold designs to Interweave Knits, Knitpicks, Creative Knitting magazine, KNIT magazine (Yarn Forward), Yarn magazine, Knit Now magazine, Classic Elite Yarns, The Sanguine Gryphon, and Three Irish Girls Yarns.