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Windermere Cardigan


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Skills Needed

  • Lace
  • Ribbing
  • Seamed
  • Worked Flat

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Pattern Details

Eyelets, ribbing, and buttons combine to create an elegant cardigan, perfect for afternoon tea or a night at the theatre. This cardigan is knit in pieces from the bottom up and seamed at the sides and shoulders. Wide ribbing in the body adds subtle shaping. Sleeves are set in and feature buttoned cuffs. Eyelet rib trims the hem and center fronts, and rolled stockinette, with button loop tabs, finishes the edge. Add handmade or purchased buttons for the final touch. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Techniques include yarn overs, decreases, make 1 increases, sloped bind off, and grafting stockinette stitches. Other techniques - tab buttonholes, back neck edging - are fully explained in the pattern. GAUGE 24 stitches/29 rows = 4" in Main Rib, slightly stretched. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished Size: Bust - 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42)(44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54)". Length - 22.5 (22.5, 23, 23, 24, 24)(24.5, 24.5, 25.5, 25.5, 26, 26)". Intended to be worn with 0-2" ease.

Recommended with this pattern

  • U.S. size 6 (4.0mm) straight or circular needles. One U.S. size 6 (4.0mm) double pointed needle (dpn).
  • Stitch markers, stitch holders
  • 1100 (1175, 1260, 1325, 1450, 1525)(1650, 1750, 1900, 1975, 2085, 2175) yards DK weight wool.

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laughingstar knits
I've been knitting since my grandmother taught me the basics when I was a kid - she used to knit baby clothes for the gift shop at the local hospital. Then I learned the rest from books. I knit off and on until my daughter was born and only rediscovered the joys of knitting in the last seven years. I have always been interested in crafts and fiber arts - I worked in the theatre doing costume construction and design for many years and have sewed, crocheted, quilted, needlepointed, and cross-stitched. I work full time now as an interior designer and furniture consultant, but in my free time (what free time?), I have so much fun dreaming up new knitting designs and creating patterns.